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 third 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, our students will be completing three modules in every grade. We will be including coding modules this year, along with the engineering modules!