PLTW School Gains International Recognition

May 02, 2012

At the annual conference for the International Technology & Engineering Educator Association (ITEEA), the PLTW Program at Jordan Applied Technology Center in West Jordan, Utah was recognized as one of only 29 programs worldwide to earn the prestigious Program Excellence Award.

Sponsored by ITEEA and Paxton/Patterson, the Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to Technology Education classroom teachers on the elementary, middle or high school levels. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students. Schools from all over the United States and around the world compete for this honor.

Each year the Program Excellence winners are recognized at the largest conference for Technology Educators in the world. This year the program at JATC was recognized at the first general session of the conference where the award plaques and pins were presented. A synopsis of the program was displayed through a multimedia presentation.

The teachers in the PLTW STEM education program, Michael Smoot and Kirk Terry, have been with the school since 2003.