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Classroom in Action

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 showed me all the opportunities there are out there and how if you want something, you make it happen.

– PLTW Student


20 Years, millions of students, tens of thousands of teachers, and this is only the beginning. Our programs provide a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S.


Research demonstrates that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.

Elementary

Middle School

High School

In-classroom Learning Experience

Elementary

We can experiment and see how things work – look at it from different angles.

- PLTW Launch student

PLTW Launch (PreK-5) taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations, students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and learn to try and try again when faced with challenges.

In-classroom Learning Experience

Middle School

PLTW has made me think of goals that I never would have even thought of in the first place and given me the confidence to pursue them.

- PLTW Gateway student

PLTW Gateway (6-8) sparks a joy of discovery and illuminates the range of paths students can look forward to in high school and beyond. Students apply knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines. By tackling challenges like designing a therapeutic toy for a child with cerebral palsy, creating their own app, or solving a medical mystery, students are empowered to make a real-world impact.

In-classroom Learning Experience

High School

PLTW really gave me that insight into, ‘Here’s a job path for you; here’s how to get there.’ PLTW showed me that path that I had no basis for before.

- PLTW Computer Science and Engineering student

Our high school (9-12) programs include:

  • PLTW Computer Science: Engages students in true-to-life activities like creating an online art portal or exploring cybersecurity.
  • PLTW Engineering: Immerses students in activities like designing a home, programming electronic devices, or exploring algae as a biofuel source.
  • PLTW Biomedical Science: Students step into the roles of medical investigators, surgeons, and biomedical engineers.

Discover what PLTW is all about.

Immerse yourself in our classroom experience by visiting a PLTW school near you! Visit the School Locator on pltw.org to find PLTW programs in your area and make connections, collaborate, and share best practices.

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