PLTW courses integrate equipment, technology, and supplies into the curriculum to give students hands-on experiences and opportunities to apply what they learn in a meaningful way. Students have access to equipment and software employed by industry, so that they can see the real-world implications of what they learn. To assist schools with ordering equipment and supplies, PLTW created a Purchasing Manual for each program, which includes instructions and Program Inventory and Supplier Workbooks. This Manual helps schools with the process of procuring equipment, software, and other materials for PLTW courses.
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, PLTW makes updates to the course content on a regular basis. The supply list is subject to change based on these curricular improvements, as well as supplier changes to item prices and availability of materials. PLTW strives to keep costs as low as possible for schools, while delivering the highest quality education for students. Whether you want to implement a new program, add a course, or replenish supplies for an existing course, we recommend that you review the Purchasing Manual each year.
Ready to outfit your PLTW classroom?
Use the Program Inventory and Supplier workbooks listed in the table below to determine what equipment and supplies to purchase.
- Review the Purchasing Manual Instructions for a complete how-to guide on using the various tools to purchase the right equipment and supplies by program and course.
- Download and populate the appropriate Program Inventory Workbook (see the table below) to determine which items you have on hand and which you need to purchase.
- After you have a list of items that you need to purchase, download and use the Supplier Workbook (see the table below) to determine the costs and appropriate vendors.
- Follow the Order Instructions to place your order.
2015-16 Program Inventory and Supplier Workbooks
|Program||Program Inventory Workbook||Supplier Workbook|
|Gateway (Middle School)||Gateway_Inventory Workbook.xlsx||Gateway_Supplier Workbook.xlsx|
|Engineering (High School)||Engineering _Inventory Workbook.xlsx||Engineering_Supplier Workbook.xlsx|
|Biomedical Science (High School)||Biomedical Science_Inventory Workbook.xlsx||Biomedical Science_Supplier Workbook.xlsx|
|Computer Science (High School)||Computer Science_Inventory Workbook.xlsx||Computer Science_Supplier Workbook.xlsx|
PLTW Launch Price Sheet
PLTW Launch Supplies and Equipment information and pricing is available on the PLTW Launch Price Sheet.
Please contact the School Support Team with any questions.