Bringing Real-World Learning to PreK-12 Classrooms
A transformative learning experience for both students and teachers. Create lasting impacts in the classroom from preschool through graduation and beyond.
Reinventing the Classroom Experience
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our professional development for teachers provides training, resources, and support to engage students in real-world learning.
Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.
PLTW Launch (PreK-5)
taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering through activities like designing a car safety belt or building digital animations.
PLTW Computer Science (9-12)
transforms students into builders of tech by engaging them in real-world activities like creating an online art portal or using automation to process and analyze DNA-sequence data.
PLTW Engineering (9-12)
empowers students to engage in design thinking as they collaborate on real-world projects like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, or exploring algae as a biofuel source.
Why hands-on, real-world learning?
A recent study shows PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider STEM careers, compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.
It's almost impossible to put it into words how much Project Lead The Way has contributed to who I am and who I want to be. It's immediately, from day one, 100 percent different from anything you expect to experience. We had a multitude of opportunities to experience and to see and to take in what biomed really is, as a whole.
As a teacher, I have been totally reinvigorated by this curriculum. One of the best things for me is seeing just how much kids can do when you challenge them to do it. I have no doubt that the kids who go through this program are better off when they get to college and when they get to jobs because they know how to do things for themselves. They have been challenged – they know how to step up and to take different pieces and parts, put them together, and make something new.
15,600+ programs in 12,400+ schools
Millions of students
Schools in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories
127,200+ teacher credentials earned
Start Transforming Your Classroom with PLTW Today
Providing all students with access to real-world, applied learning experiences that empower them to gain the skills they need to thrive in college, career, and beyond.