PLTW is all about teaching and learning. The hands-on, project and problem-based approach adds rigor to traditional technical programs and relevance to traditional academics.
PLTW is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation
PLTW works with schools to implement an instructional program to prepare students to be successful in post secondary science, engineering, and engineering technology programs
There is no cost to schools to register with PLTW, and the curricula is free
The primary goal is to grow the nation’s science, engineering, and technology workforce
Rigorous & relevant curriculum for students including:
End-of-course exams College credit options School Certification Partnerships
Rigorous & relevant professional development for teachers including:
Summer Training Institute Virtual Academy Technical Support
PLTW’s middle and high school programs:
meet national standards for mathematics, science, technology education, and English language arts
offer a complete career/technical concentration with an emphasis on both mathematics and science
link demanding mathematics and science courses with quality academic/technical courses
PLTW’s curricula make math and science relevant for students. By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. This approach is called activities-based learning, project-based learning, and problem-based learning (or APPB-learning, for short). Research shows that schools practicing APPB-learning experience an increase in student motivation, cooperative learning skills, higher-order thinking, and student achievement.
Purdue University is the Indiana Affiliate University for PLTW Pre-engineering.
Fifteen Indiana schools are field testing the new PLTW Biomedical Sciences curriculum, making Indiana #1 in the country for this innovative curriculum.
Indiana University is the Indiana Affiliate University for PLTW Biomedical Sciences.