Project Lead The Way Iowa

 

PLTW Launch Chosen as Scale Up Program!

Learn more and join an informational 30-minute webinar - February 15 or February 22

 

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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Webinars to Learn More About PLTW Launch Scale Up
Join an informational 30 minute webinar February 15 or February 22, or listen to the recording any time. Links to recording will be available at: www.isek.iastate.edu and pltwiowa.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.

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.

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.

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