PLTW’s hands-on, Activities-, Project-, Problem-Based (APPB) comprehensive curriculum is aligned with relevant national standards and is collaboratively developed and updated by subject matter experts – including teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators.
PLTW’s programs emphasize critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving. The hands-on learning engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they may not otherwise pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to post-secondary training and career success in STEM-related fields.
PLTW 's Pathway To Engineering (PTE) and Biomedical Sciences (BMS) programs for high schools, Gateway To Technology (GTT) program for middle schools, and PLTW Launch for elementary schools set the highest standards for rigorous, focused and engaging study, developing students’ innovative, collaborative, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. PLTW is proud to announce that its newest program, designed for elementary-aged students in grades K-5, will launch in the fall of 2014. Click here for more details on elementary.
Our courses are designed to appeal to all students and help them make the critical connections between STEM principles and solving the real challenges in our communities and the world.
Benefits of the PLTW program include: