PLTW Gateway Sparks Engagement and Illuminates Possibilities
6th Grade and Middle school is a time of exploration, a time when students are figuring out what they’re passionate about today and how that relates to who they’ll become tomorrow. During this transitional time, PLTW Gateway’s 6 units empower students to lead their own discovery. The hands-on program boosts classroom engagement and excitement, drives collaboration, and inspires “aha! moments” and deep comprehension. And as students engage in PLTW’s activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they see a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.
High School Courses are Laying the Foundation for Success
Global and local challenges surround us. To address these challenges and move forward, we need people who know problem-solving strategies, think critically and creatively, communicate and collaborate with others, and persevere when something does not work the first time. Project Lead The Way empowers students with these skills – relevant to any career or role they take on – and prepares teachers to engage their students in hands-on learning. Whether designing and producing prosthetics or deploying innovative water filtration devices in developing countries, PLTW students and the teachers who support them are empowered to make a difference in their classrooms, in their communities, and around the world.
Project Lead The Way provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. North Kansas City School District was one of the first to offer PLTW and recently received recognition for their 10 years with the program. Students in 7th through 12th grade can access PLTW courses in their schools by taking PLTW Gateway, Engineering, Biomedical Science and/or Computer Science courses.
For more information on Project Lead The Way, contact the school directly or call Aaron Dalton, Coordinator for School to Career Programming at (816) 321-6652.