As a national non-profit organization, PLTW is dedicated to providing ongoing leadership and continuous improvement by producing clear, simple solutions to the needs expressed by our network partners.
In response to your feedback, PLTW is pleased to announce a new and simpler model that will begin with the 2013-14 school year and apply to the Gateway To Technology (GTT) and Pathway To Engineering (PTE) programs. It is similar to the participation fee format of our Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program, which will not change. This new model will still provide PLTW’s world-class curriculum free of charge and will result in significant cost savings for most school districts in the areas of required course software, program services, and school and technical support. The new model is in place of the existing fee structure for software and related costs.
Project Lead The Way is committed to providing world-class STEM curriculum to K-12 students nationwide. This commitment demands that we increase student access to PLTW curriculum, reduce the required investment for schools, and provide enhanced services to the network – all of which will save you time and money.
Improving the existing model of PLTW will ensure a greater level of student access to PLTW programs. Our network will experience:
|Grant opportunities for schools: PLTW Grow America Program||Creates greater access for students by reducing start up costs|
|Unlimited number of students can enroll with no additional fee||Increases student access and removes barriers to program growth|
|Increased student access to scholarships and college credits||Encourages student participation as they prepare for their next steps|
|Opportunities for student access to PLTW corporate partners||Helps students understand real-world needs, enhances teacher/student experience, and connects students to employers and the larger STEM pipeline|
As a Project Lead The Way school, you will receive significant benefits and cost savings with our new participation fee structure. The new business model will replace the existing fee structure and provide a participation fee that includes:
|All-inclusive software package||No costs for required software - saves money|
|Streamlined ordering process though online e-catalog||Reduces time spent ordering - time is money|
|Live school and technical support for teachers and schools - faster response and extended hours||Saves time by reducing wait periods|
|Personalized regional support||Provides assistance - saves time|
Project Lead The Way is simplifying the implementation of current programs, providing enhanced services to partner schools, and creating valuable tools to maximize the PLTW program experience. An enhanced student/teacher experience will advance PLTW’s mission of preparing students for the global economy through the following:
|Intuitive Learning Management System for teachers and students||Improved delivery and access to curriculum and resources saves time and improves student learning|
|Continuous improvement to curriculum offerings||Timely updates to enhance the value to students and teachers|
|Ongoing and enhanced professional development for teachers||Equips schools with a greater student/teacher experience|
|Networking opportunities for PLTW Alumni||Connects and continues growth with teachers, students and corporate partners|
|Access to reporting tools||Provides reporting tools at your fingertips to save time|
|Industry certification opportunities (teachers/students)||Rewards students/teachers for performance|
|Best practice sharing among PLTW, teachers, and schools||Share your unique implementation stories and see what others are doing|
|Single sign-on to suite of PLTW systems||Simplified access saves time|
|Transparency to preferential admissions and college credits||Provides opportunities that will further prepare students for global economy|
In addition to the new organizational model with enhanced features and benefits, PLTW will soon introduce an exciting elementary program. Because PLTW understands and appreciates the importance of early student exposure to STEM education, our dedication to continuous improvement includes the important work of ensuring the greatest level of early student access to PLTW programs. More information will be forthcoming.
Contact PLTW’s live School Support Team at [email protected] or by calling (877) 335-PLTW (7589).