The Lab Class is a 6th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) class at Rio Vista Middle School. It is co-taught by Echo Lee and Jay Sorensen alternating weeks. The purpose of the class is to experiment with various district initiatives and to try doing things in a different way. It is also a part of the Ed. Services professional development plan as teachers are invited to come and observe the class and debrief with the teachers about what they saw. The class is focused on project-based and inquiry-based learning in a student-centered environment.