Project Lead The Way Iowa

Great News! Students can now receive college credit for their BMS and Computer Science courses!

 

Register now for the 2016-17 Iowa PLTW STEM Conference

September 26 - 27, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Cedar Rapids

 

 

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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Share Your PLTW Successes with Other PLTW Educators
Would you like to share your PLTW classroom and school successes with other PLTW educators across the state? We invite you to present at the Iowa PLTW STEM Conference in Cedar Rapids, September 26th & 27th.

Dirk Homewood, Cedar Falls High School, Receives the 2016 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award
The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries have announced the recipients of the 2016 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award sponsored by Kemin Industries.

The Northeast STEM Region's awardee is Dirk Homewood, Project Lead The Way and mathematics teacher at Cedar Falls High School. His creative, collaborative learning environments and project based-curriculum help bring real-world STEM to the classroom for his students. Homewood also connects his STEM content to STEM careers by leveraging local business partnerships to enhance his students' learning and answer the question, "When will I ever use this again?" for his students.

2016-17 Annual Iowa PLTW STEM Conference
Please join the University of Iowa College of Engineering as we host the 2016-2017 Annual Iowa PLTW STEM Conference. This will be a two-day conference with a traditional conference agenda and breakout sessions on the first day (September 26th) and a second, half-day of hands-on workshops (September 27th).

Please look for registration information on our website www.pltwiowa.org before the end of May. In addition to engaging breakout sessions for current PLTW educators, the Monday conference will have sessions that will be informative for administrators/teachers/counselors from schools in your district that do not currently have PLTW. We invite your district to explore the benefits of a full K-12 PLTW Program. We would also encourage you to invite community leaders and industry partners from your area to learn more about PLTW and how they can become involved in your district.

PLTW Assessment Announcements
With the 2015-16 testing cycle underway, we want provide you with a few tips on how to have a successful test administration and experience for both teachers and students. You can also find this information in the PLTW 15-16 Assessment Program Guide and Administration Manual located in the Assessment module of the PLTW Professional Learning Community (PLC).

Share Your Story and Win!
We’d like to invite you to share your PLTW experiences – student success stories, classroom tips, and/or new strategies for enhancing PLTW programs – for an opportunity to be featured on the PLTW blog and win prizes!

We also welcome you to get your students involved! PLTW students are invited to share their experiences, whether showcasing their projects, reflecting on what they’ve learned in PLTW, or passing on wisdom to new and potential PLTW students.

VEX IQ Smart Radio Announcement - PLTW Launch 5.1 and 5.2 Modules
VEX IQ® Robot Design Kits used in two PLTW Launch modules – Automation and Robotics, as well as Automation: Challenge – are now being shipped with an improved radio...

A Guide to the myPLTW Learning Management System (LMS)
PLTW has created an easily accessible guide with step-by-step instructions on commonly needed myPLTW LMS items, such as getting started with course customization and applying basic course preferences. The guide will be available starting Monday, Nov. 9, and is found within the myPLTW LMS from the Help corner dropdown menu.

PLTW Assessment Announcements
We would like to remind you that performance-based assessment items are available in a majority of our high school courses.

Visit pltw.org for Grant Opportunities
PLTW's School Grant Program, made possible through generous support from their partners, helps schools across the country implement and enhance PLTW programs.

New Telephone System for PLTW Solution Center
In order to provide you with the best experience possible, PLTW has implemented a new interactive phone system.

PLTW Assessment Announcements
The 2015-16 End of Course (EoC) Assessments are now available to the network and will close on June 30, 2016, for all courses.

2015-16 Software Reminders
If your school needs to access the software for the 2015-16 school year, please click on this link.

PLTW Assessment Program Announcements
The 2015-16 End of Course (EoC) Assessments will be available to the network on Oct. 15, 2015, and will close on June 30, 2016, for all courses.

Introduce Your Community to PLTW With New Video
Looking to get parents and community members acquainted with Project Lead The Way (PLTW)? Our new overview video can help!

Through behind-the-scenes looks at PLTW classrooms and interviews with inspiring students and teachers from across the network, our latest overview video provides a great introduction to the PLTW experience.

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