Project Lead The Way
The PLTW Pathway to Engineering Program is a curriculum that is designed to encompass all four years of high school. Activities are hands-on and project based. Students learn how to use the same industry-leading 3D design software that's used by companies like Intel, Lockheed Martin, and Pixar. Students design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices such as smart phones and tablets, and work collaboratively on a culminating capstone project. Some PLTW students have even received US patents.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love for learning. The PLTW middle and high school STEM education programs give students a brighter future by providing them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success in STEM-related fields. STEM education is at the heart of today's high-tech, high skill global economy.
IED~Introduction to Engineering Design
3D computer modeling software; study of the design process
POE~Principles of Engineering
Exploration of technology systems and engineering processes
CIM~Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Robotics and automated manufacturing; production of 3-D designs
EDD~Engineering Design & Development
Teams of students, guided by community mentors, research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems