PLTW Teachers Share Experiences with John Deere Leaders

This entry is an excerpt from the LinkedIn article, “PLTW Teachers Share Experiences with John Deere Leaders” authored by PLTW EVP & Chief Impact Officer, David L. Dimmett, Ed.D.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teachers take the stage at the John Deere Inspire Conference to reflect on their learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and to discuss the future of instruction with support from John Deere grants.

Angela Lurvey is a PLTW Launch teacher at Ozark West Elementary School in Ozark, Missouri. Like so many teachers, she’s made major adjustments to better serve her students during the last 18 months. She’s adjusted instruction for virtual classes, limited face-to-face classes, hybrid instruction, and a range of additional challenges to the traditional classroom experience. Angela has seen her students learn new skills during this time as well.

“I was impressed at how much we learned in a short period of time. Change happens because it has to, and that's not always a bad thing." Angela Lurvey

Angela and two other PLTW teachers, Darren Hubbard and Doyle Massey, were panelists at the John Deere Inspire Conference. They talked about the support they have received through John Deere grants and how their students are benefitting from PLTW's relevant activity-, project-, problem-based (APB) learning made possible through a John Deere grant.

“The John Deere grant has allowed us to add materials to reach more students. We teach PLTW to all students in our building. This grant gives us the opportunity to increase the hands-on experience for all our students. That is extremely important in elementary school.” Angela Lurvey

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Dr. David Dimmett joined Project Lead the Way in 2011 and currently serves as Chief Impact Officer. In this role, David focuses on strategies and relationships that drive PLTW opportunities for more students in more communities throughout the U.S. With a focus on equity and access, David and the Impact Team support PLTW’s mission through research, government relations, policy, advancement, and strategic partnerships. David previously led PLTW’s Engagement Team in direct support of schools and school districts in all 50 States.

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