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InspirED, a podcast from PLTW

Stories from industry leaders, PLTW teachers, students, alumni, and more. Search for “InspirED Project Lead The Way” on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen.

What to expect from InspirED.

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Markie Wagner: Opening Students’ Eyes to Opportunity

Students can’t be what they can’t see – they need experiences and mentors to open their eyes to the world of opportunities before them.

Steve Stokey: Creating PreK-Career Pipelines

What would happen if businesses and companies treated recruiting and hiring talent the way colleges and universities recruit athletes?

Abby Harrison: Mentoring to Mars

A PLTW alumna and aspiring astronaut shares how perseverance, failure, and focus are key to achieving your goals.

Eryca Card: It's Elementary

In less than five years, she’s helped grow a district-wide STEM program that includes everyone from the community’s homeschool students to the local CEO and the state’s governor. 

Ruby Rios: Paving the Way for Girls in CS

Lack of diversity in STEM programs creates a vicious cycle. Just ask Ruby Rios. She's on a mission to fix the problem for the girls who follow in her footsteps.

Aaron Smith: A District's Path to Student Success

From a district with a struggling identity to now a national model for student success. Hear the struggles, the successes, and how you can create similar changes in your district.

Paula Rodriguez Duran: An American Dream

In a new country and new high school at age 17, Paula discovered an interest in art and technology that helped her discover her career passion and create a life she only dreamed of before coming to the United States. Hear her message for other students, teachers, and counselors.

John Urschel: Math Matters

He left the NFL to pursue his PhD in applied mathematics. But he didn't always love math. Hear how John Urschel wants to help all students see how math matters.

Bill Van Loo: Learning for Life

What does it mean to be a lifelong learner? Listen as PLTW Master Teacher Bill Van Loo shares the keys to always learning, modeling it in your classroom, and using it to inspire students to be lifelong learners too.

Suzanne Martin: Leveling Up

InTulsa, Oklahoma, PLTW Launch Master Teacher Suzanne Martin is leveling the playing field by “leveling up”, raising students up to new heights through relevant, hands-on learning. In her story filled with success, failure, and authenticity, she’s found the program does the same for educators too.

Emily Hendrickson & Trinity Stallins: Unlocking Top Talent

Lockheed Martin is proving why recruiting students while they're in high school is the key to unlocking top talent and shaping students' future career paths.

Grant Cox: VEX Robotics and the Power of Real-world Application

Through VEX Robotics students are applying their learning to solve real-world problems and developing skills they'll use for the rest of their lives. Learn how to you can bring this to life for your students this summer.

Summer Refresh: Creating PreK-Career Pipelines

What would happen if businesses and companies treated recruiting and hiring talent the way colleges and universities recruit athletes?

Summer Refresh: Creating Opportunities for Girls in Computer Science

Lack of diversity in computer science creates a vicious cycle. Just ask Ruby Rios. She's on a mission to fix the problem for the girls who follow in her footsteps.

Summer Refresh: Raising Students to New Heights Through Hands-on Learning

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, PLTW Launch Master Teacher Suzanne Martin is raising students up to new heights through relevant, hands-on learning. Learn how you can raise the bar for all your students.

Summer Refresh: Transforming a District Through Career Pathways

Is your district struggling with student performance and engagement? Hear one district's story of struggles, successes, and how you can create similar changes in your district.

Ken Eisner: Preparing for In-demand CS Careers

Talent skilled in app development, cloud computing, and data has never been in higher demand, yet companies are struggling to quickly fill their open jobs. That's why students in school today need to prepare to take advantage of these jobs tomorrow. 

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