PLTW Launch – Elementary STEM Curriculum (PreK-5)

Accelerate Discovery with Elementary Curriculum and Project-Based Learning

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Spark. Ignite. Accelerate.

Young learners are naturally wired for discovery. You’ve seen it. Discovery is what makes them tick.

PLTW Launch (PreK-5) taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for whatever future they choose.

Students build in-demand skills through inspiring activities that aren’t typical in a traditional classroom.

They are immersed in energized, hands-on activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the real world. Students experience integrated learning that blends computer science, engineering, biomedical science, and more. Throughout the modules, even the youngest learners apply their math and English Language Arts (ELA) skills, learn science to standards, and adopt skills that are foundational across disciplines.

Additionally, to support rigorous learning for all students, including America’s 5 million English Language Learners, all PLTW Launch students and teachers have access to curriculum in both English and Spanish.

You're always looking for opportunities for (English language learners) to use higher level skill words, particularly level two words. That language you need beyond conversational English is hugely important. The program really facilitates ...using those words and also starts getting into industry specific jargon.

- Don Isbell PLTW Launch Teacher, California

We've had our first cohort go through five years with me, and we've had over a 20% increase in our science scores in our fifth grade state test.

- Christine Davenport PLTW Launch Teacher, Missouri

(PLTW) Launch reaches students before they develop notions about what they can or can’t do. The curriculum lets them create, innovate and problem solve in fun ways as they work side by side with their classmates. And the cast of multicultural characters helps students relate and make connections about what is possible.

- Martha McCabe PLTW Launch Teacher, Missouri

Expand Potential for All Your Students, and Teachers.

Energize Engagement

Inspire students to work together, solve problems and persevere in a vibrant, dynamic environment.

Amplify Equity

Foster interaction and social emotional learning for all students, especially underrepresented and female students.

Streamline Your Time

Leverage curriculum that’s designed with all the information and materials you need to bring lessons to life for your students.

Planning Tools: Standards by Module, Grade, or State | Module Descriptions

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Explore PLTW Elementary Curriculum Modules

Each PLTW Launch module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.

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We offer more than STEM curricula. PLTW schools and students are set up for long-term success.

Dynamic and Meaningful Professional Development for Teachers

PLTW Core Training is a robust and interactive professional development experience that empowers teachers to facilitate engaging and meaningful learning for their students.

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Funding and Grant Opportunities

Make PLTW happen in your school through a variety of available funding and grant opportunities.

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Assessments Designed to Mirror PLTW’s Transformative Learning Experience

Using innovative, inquiry-based items, PLTW’s redesigned Assessments measure a broader range of knowledge, skills, and cognitive abilities, and deliver a dynamic experience that is authentic to the learning environment of the PLTW classroom.

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Provide your elementary students with access to real-world, applied learning experiences that empower them to gain the skills they need to thrive in college, career, and beyond.