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Compelling, Relevant, and Engaging

Our curriculum is developed by a talented team of professionals with extensive education and experience in the classroom and industry. Our team develops a cohesive instructional path for students that is informed by their personal classroom experiences as educators, current research, and ongoing collaboration with experts in academia and industry. This powerful combination allows us to create a comprehensive learning experience unlike any other that provides students with leading-edge knowledge and expertise, as well as transportable skills they can apply no matter how the career landscape evolves. 

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Connecting the Classroom to the World Beyond

Our activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) instructional design centers on hands-on, real-world activities, projects, and problems that help students understand how the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. The APB approach scaffolds student learning through structured activities and projects that empower students to become independent in the classroom and help them build skill sets to apply to an open-ended design problem. 

This approach provides students with unique opportunities to work collaboratively, identify problems, apply what they know, persevere through challenges, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.

Partnering to Deliver Exceptional Classroom Experiences

When developing and updating our curriculum, we seek ongoing input and feedback from students, teachers, administrators, and subject-matter experts. A critical component of this curriculum-development process is our pilot process, which gives us the opportunity to deploy new material in a limited number of classrooms and apply learnings from the pilot before releasing a new course or significant course update. Our work is also informed by current research and experts in academia and industry.

Furthermore, members of our team bring both industry and business experience to PLTW and influence the in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills we embed in our programs. This powerful combination of educators and industry professionals allows us to create a comprehensive learning experience that is unmatched. 

Standards Alignment: Focused on Student Outcomes and Program Flexibility

We are dedicated to providing compelling K-12 programs that empower students to thrive. As a part of this process, we take standards alignment into account when developing and continually updating our curriculum.  

Our programs align to a variety of standards and provide districts and schools with the flexibility to tailor programs to meet their specific state or local requirements as needed.

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