Project Lead The Way Iowa

 

Welcome Students, Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Administrators and anyone interested in STEM education

Here you will find information and resources to guide you through the Iowa Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. See the opportunities PLTW delivers to a growing number of young men and women.

PLTW is truly a K-12 solution!

PLTW Launch

K-5 students are introduced to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

PLTW Gateway

Middle school students learn that there is more than one way to reach a solution

PLTW Engineering

High school students learn to innovate, think critically, and collaborate to solve problems

PLTW Computer Science

Tomorrow's technologies, learned today

PLTW Biomedical Science

Bring the future of the biomedical sciences alive

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PLTW Grant Application Deadline on Dec. 15
PLTW collaborates with organizations across the U.S. to create funding opportunities that support the work you’re doing each day to empower students to thrive. The PLTW grant program, made possible by our partners, helps districts and schools across the country start new PLTW programs and expand their existing programs. To ensure your school is considered for as many grants as possible, we encourage you to submit your grant application by Dec. 15 using our new online grant application process. If you have any questions about your grant application, please review our Preparing for Your PLTW Grant Application Guide at pltw.org.

2015-16 AP + PLTW Student Achievement Results
We’re pleased to announce that more than 1,300 students received the AP + PLTW Student Achievement in its inaugural year. This first-of-its-kind achievement signals that a student is prepared for and interested in college and a career in a critical STEM-related field. Students who earn the achievement have demonstrated success in both academic and applied coursework and have experienced applying advanced content knowledge to address real-world challenges. To earn the recognition, a student must satisfactorily complete three courses in the pathway – one AP course; one PLTW course; and a third course, either AP or PLTW – and earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End-of-Course (EoC) assessment(s).

Enhancements Coming to the PLTW K-12 CS Pathway
We believe that all students – beginning at a young age – need access to high-quality computer science education. Computer science is rapidly changing, and with that evolution, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing an inspiring and inclusive K-12 computer science experience that empowers students at every age level, appeals to students of diverse backgrounds, and challenges them to solve real-world problems.

Upcoming myPLTW Store Changes
On Dec. 31, 2016, all Saved Lists in the myPLTW Store will expire and no longer be accessible. We recommend that you review your Saved Lists and place any applicable orders prior to Dec. 31. This change is in preparation for the new products we plan to make available in the myPLTW Store starting on Jan. 1, 2017. We are excited to announce the addition of 200+ items available for online purchase.

REMINDER: myPLTW November Release Now Available
Earlier this month, PLTW rolled out new features and functionality to myPLTW as part of their ongoing efforts to simplify program management and enable you to focus more time on empowering students.

Removal of 2015 Teacher Course Shells on January 9, 2017
On Jan. 9, 2017, the 2015 teacher course shells will be removed from the myPLTW Learning Management System (LMS). If you added any custom content to your 2015 course, you need to transfer the content you wish to carry over into your 2016 course. Any content not transferred by Jan. 9 will be lost.

Please refer to Import Content from Another Course within A Guide to myPLTW LMS for directions on how to transfer content, as well as details on transferable content types.

End-of-Course (EoC) Assessment Announcements
The 2016-17 EoC Assessments are now available and will close on June 30, 2017.

Please refer to the 2016-2017 Assessment Administration Manual for all information on how to administer a PLTW EoC.

When rostering students in myPLTW, please ensure the course end date is no later than June 30, 2017.

The Computer Science Application (CSA) EoC is being field tested in 2016-17. Scores for the CSA field test will not be available until summer 2017.

Student Rostering Update: Student State ID Required
To make it easier for schools that need to report student engagement and End-of-Course (EoC) assessment performance measures to State Departments of Education, PLTW has reinstated the Student State ID as a required field for rostering.

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