PLTW Gateway (6-8)

Spark a Joy of Ongoing Discovery Through Project-Based Learning

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Encouraging and Developing Students’ Love of Learning

Through explorations of coding and robotics, flight and space, and DNA and crime scene analysis, PLTW Gateway fuels students’ passion for discovery. As they engage in hands-on, collaborative problem solving focused on real-world challenges, students use and stretch their imaginations in brand-new ways and connect their learning to life. All the while, students step into roles spanning the career landscape – a crucial experience during this transitional time in their lives. 

To ensure that more middle school students have equal access and opportunities to engage and be empowered through the PLTW experience, we're offering all PLTW Gateway units in both English and Spanish beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

Design and Modeling

Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.