At Von Steuben
Von Steuben MSC has offered Project Lead the Way classes since fall of 2012 with our pre-engineering track.
Project Lead the Way, nationally, is a STEM program offered at all elementary, middle and secondary grade levels. PLTW programs are offered in all 50 states and at over 6,000 schools. In addition to their school partnerships, PLTW organizes industry, government, community and university groups.
The PLTW program at Von Steuben will serve as the foundation of STEM* centered academics.
The PLTW program at Von Steuben will foster a culture of scientific practices that will prepare students to pursue a postsecondary education and/or career in STEM-related fields.
Students from the PLTW program will be able to
(1) apply the design process
(2) acquire strong teamwork and communication efficiency
(3) develop organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills
through access to the PLTW curriculum including the IED*, POE*, DE*, and EDD* courses.
Students in the PLTW program will be exposed to STEM-related fields through
(1) field trips
(2) internships through Von Steuben PLTW Partners (E.G. Opt4STEM)
(3) guest speakers
(4) summer STEM programs
(5) engineering club and competitions
(6) community outreach
Students in the PLTW program will experience interdisciplinary projects/ learning through joint collaboration of the school staff.