Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K–12 students and teachers across the United States. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 10,500 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. Learn more about Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way and Vernier
Over the years, Vernier has developed a strong partnership with Project Lead The Way. We value their mission to prepare students for the global economy.
By providing a comprehensive curriculum package based on national standards, focusing on teacher training, and integrating Vernier technology, the PLTW biomedical and engineering programs are extremely valuable for schools integrating hands-on, project-based STEM Curriculum.
PLTW’s Biomedical Sciences program allows students to play the roles of biomedical professionals as they investigate and study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person or dissecting a sheep’s heart, learning content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Students work collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges. The future of biomedical science comes alive in this rigorous and relevant four-course sequence that prepares students to continue their studies through post-secondary education and careers.
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Pathway To Engineering
PLTW’s Pathway To Engineering (PTE) curriculum is designed to span all four years of high school. Students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and develop vital skills such as teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. While investigating topics such as aerodynamics and astronautics, biological engineering and sustainability, and digital electronics and circuit design, students use the same industry-leading technology and software as the world’s top companies. PTE is designed to prepare students for careers or post-secondary study in STEM fields.
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Gateway to Technology
Through topics like robotics, flight and space, and DNA and crime scene analysis, students will find their natural curiosity and imagination engaged in creative problem solving. PLTW’s Gateway To Technology (GTT) Program is a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond, challenging students to solve real-world challenges like cleaning oil spills and designing sustainable housing solutions. Using the same advanced software and tools as the world’s leading companies, students see the application of math, science, technology, and engineering to their everyday lives.
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