Please click on the following links to read about exciting events, awards, and the students and their teachers who are involved with PLTW.
Kenosha News (WI)
Wilmot High students â€˜lead the wayâ€™
The school announced this week it has received national certification of its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programming, in place since 2008. PLTW is a national, non-profit organization that provides innovative science, engineering, math and technology curriculum to K-12 schools that allows students to apply what they are learning in class to real-life engineering and technology projects.
Beloit Daily News (WI)
Problem solving is key in PLTW
PLTW courses place emphasis on science, technology, engineering and technology, which are referred to as STEM skills. The program uses project based learning to help teach students problem solving.
Read More: http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2010/03/06/news/local_news/news608.txt
Bay View Compass (WI)
Bay View High School to host first fluid power challenge
Participants include two teams of six from Fritsche Middle School and three teams ofÂ six from Bay View High School. Competing students participate in Project Lead The Way, aÂ pre-engineering program at the two schools. Students will plan, draw and build a hydraulic liftÂ using the concepts learned from the courses and assistance from their teachers and communityÂ volunteers.
Read More: http://bayviewcompass.com/archives/3572
Wilkes Barre Times Leader (PA)
Engineered to win
As a college major, engineering requires a strong science and mathematics background. An engineering background doesn't hurt either. Thatâ€™s exactly what a group of students at Lakeland Jr./Sr. High School are getting through the Penn State funded Project Lead the Way program. The grant will eventually give Lakeland students access to four-levels of engineering courses while still in high school. "It's designed to inspire and draw students in to the engineering field," said Bill Freeman, a technical education teacher at Lakeland.
Paragould Daily Press (AR)
PJHS learns to engineer
Paragould Junior High School has received a state Department of Career Education grant to fund a program with an emphasis in engineering, principal James Brittingham said at a press conference Friday. The district has already received about $43,000, which is about 85 percent of the total grant amount, Brittingham said. The one-time grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and software needed for the classes. Beginning in the fall, about 48 seventh and eighth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in Project Lead The Way's Gateway To Technology (GTT) program. Students will attend two semester-long units per year, with seventh-graders attending design and modeling and automation and robotics classes. Eighth-graders will attend science of technology and magic of electrons classes.
Read More: http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2010/03/06/local_news/doc4b91d8661ed04464230015.txt