More than 160 teachers from middle schools throughout the United States spent two weeks at Missouri University of Science and Technology this summer to learn how to incorporate Project Lead the Way teaching materials in their classrooms this fall.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national, non-profit organization that provides engineering and science instructional programs for use in elementary, middle, junior high and high school. The hands-on program is designed to introduce students to engineering and biomedical science, and encourage them to study those subjects in college.
Missouri S&T is the state affiliate for Project Lead the Way and the only university in the nation to offer PLTW training in both engineering and biomedical science.
The educators participated in one of four two-week Project “boot camps” at Missouri S&T. The training focused on classroom instruction, hands-on projects and team activities.
Established in 1998 in 12 high schools in upstate New York, PLTW has grown to a network of approximately 4,000 middle and high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 350,000 students are enrolled in PLTW courses.