PLTW Fall 2020 Release
Engage your students with the newest PLTW program innovations. Discover the new and enhanced PLTW experiences available for the 2020-21 school year.
PLTW’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our future release schedule for the 2021-22 school year. We will update this webpage with more details as they become available. Check back soon!
Empower Your Students to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges with New and Enhanced PLTW Learning Experiences.
We believe innovation and collaboration go hand-in-hand in creating transformative and relevant learning experiences.
As the world continues to evolve, PLTW works closely with higher education partners and industry experts to identify which in-demand, transportable skills are in need and develops new opportunities to inspire students to solve tomorrow’s challenges. Our program development team also refines and enhances the existing learning experiences based on teachers’ and students’ feedback, research-backed instructional philosophy, industry needs, and post-secondary education insights.
The result – new and updated experiences ready to inspire students and teachers. Check out what’s new for each PLTW program for the 2020-21 school year.
PLTW Launch (PreK-5)
Discover the powerful combination of three-dimensional learning; activity-, project-, and problem-based instructional approach; and real-world applied learning – all in one program experience. With new modules, PLTW Launch will provide full coverage of NGSS performance expectations.
PLTW Gateway (6-8)
Engage students in interdisciplinary learning that allows them to solve real-world problems and explore careers that will lead their own discoveries. The updated Flight and Space and Design and Modeling units will offer career connections, enhanced scaffolding, embedded assessment opportunities, and more.
PLTW Computer Science (9-12)
Ensure access to a relevant computer science curriculum – one that truly anticipates and adapts to the dynamic nature of the field – and offer a seamless student experience as they advance in the PLTW Computer Science pathway with the updated Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A courses.
PLTW Engineering (9-12)
Provide inspiring and inclusive experiences for students to engage in engineering, explore the variety of career paths available, and access more opportunities for hands-on experiences with the new Engineering Essentials and the enhanced Introduction to Engineering Design courses.
PLTW Biomedical Science (9-12)
Set students up for success in the PLTW Biomedical Science program, as well as college and career, with the enhanced Principles of Biomedical Science course. The new course features interactive 3D animations, case-based medical scenarios, hands-on clinical and lab experience, career exposure, and more.