PLTW Receives Award from Inkling for Innovation
SAN FRANCISCO — Project Lead The Way was recently awarded the Inspire Award, part of the 2019 Illuminate Awards from Inkling, a modern learning platform. The award recognizes organizations for their innovation and commitment to staying on the forefront of learning and development.
“We are proud to honor companies that are blazing trails with new strategies designed to engage employees with always available, always updated content,” Jeff Carr, CEO of Inkling. “Our Illuminate award winners, which we view as learning mobilizers, are pioneers in leveraging technology to provide just-in-time learning via mobile devices that is relevant to their daily work and more impactful than traditional training tools. These companies are ones to watch and emulate for their innovative and effective approaches to educating the modern workforce.”
To provide students with real-world applied learning experiences, PLTW uses Inkling as the platform students and teachers use to access course materials, enabling PLTW to align its mission with an exceptional user experience that adapts to learners' specific needs. Inkling's platform has also allowed PLTW to integrate advanced activities like coding directly into their coursework for a streamlined learning experience. Last year, PLTW's Inkling content reached an average of 300,000 students and teachers per month around the country, and more than one million unique users to date.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW)) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.
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