What is Project Lead the Way
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is an innovative project-based learning program that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math. PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges in an exciting and engaging way. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate. Students work though modules that consist of activities, a project and a problem. They work through three main activities where they gain knowledge and skills. Then they proceed to using those skills to investigate a meaningful project before finally transferring and applying skills in a real-world problem.
We are in our fourth year of being a PLTW Launch school! In 2017-18, we introduced two modules to second, third and fourth grades. In 2018-19, we added modules for kindergarten and first grade. We also added an additional module for second through fourth grades in 2018-19. In 2019-2020, despite a shortened year, all of our students were able to complete at least two modules in every grade. We were able to include coding modules, along with the engineering modules last year!
Due to the number of modules that we offer at each grade level and our dedication to excellence in implimentation, Baldwin was named a PLTW Distinguished School for 2019-20! We are very proud of our staff and students!
We will be offering PLTW during the 2020-21 school year! We will be working to make this an exciting, virtual experience for everyone. Please see the announcements, calendar, and grade level module sections for more information.