Project Lead the Way
7th & 8th grade
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) prepares students for the global economy by providing rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs for middle (and high) schools. The PLTW Gateway to Technology (GTT) program features a project-based curriculum designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. Students envision, design and test their ideas with the same advanced modeling software used by companies like Lockheed Martin, Intel, and Sprint. They study mechanical and computer control systems (think robotics and animation). Students also explore the importance of energy, including innovative ways to reduce, conserve and produce it using solar, thermal and wind power.
The knowledge students gain and the skills they build from GTT create a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond. Throughout GTT, students acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, teamwork and innovation as well as explore STEM careers.