Project Lead The Way STEM
Washington Middle School – STEM Project Lead The Way (PLTW), Grades 7-8
- PLTW is a rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular program used in middle and high schools throughout the nation. PLTW engages students in activities, projects, and problem-based (APPB) learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences. Students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. They are exposed to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences.
- Washington offers engineering classes in Design and Modeling, Flight and Aeronautics, Electrical Engineering, Automatic and Vex Robotics, Computer Science, Coding, and Reverse Engineering.
- Yearly collaboration with Cal Poly School of Engineering faculty and students allows Washington students to engage in project-based learning that incorporates collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.
- WMS students will promote to high school as logical thinkers, problem solvers, and progressive innovators.
- For more information on PLTW, please visit http://www.pltw.org/.
- Teacher Training includes: A rigorous 60 hours of training at Cal Poly Pomona resulting in certification to teach the PLTW course.
- In addition, Washington students will have the opportunity to participate in music classes.