Gateway Academy, brought to you by the nation’s leading STEM educators, is an engaging, hands-on STEM summer experience designed to inspire creativity and develop self-confidence in young students. The experience is ideal for students in grades 5-8 who enjoy learning how things work, exploring new ideas and concepts, and collaborating with others on design activities.
What You Need to Know to Get Started
Any trained PLTW teacher is eligible to teach Gateway Academy. If your school currently offers PLTW Launch or PLTW Gateway, you will have most of the equipment and supplies needed to facilitate the camp. Cost of Gateway Academy depends on your school’s present PLTW programs.
Typically, the Gateway Academy camp experience takes three to five days, but you have flexibility to schedule Gateway Academy any way you choose. Some schools use it as an after-school experience.
The content is divided in thematic units and allows students to explore circuits, robotics, rockets, and much more. The activities encourage students to think, communicate, and work with one another in a meaningful and fun way.
Curriculum is available free of charge and will be available on April 15, 2015. Registration forms submitted on or after April 15 may take three-five business days to process.
Contact PLTW Solutions Center with any questions.