Presentation on theme: "Project Lead The Way: An Important Foundation for CTE Programs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Project Lead The Way: An Important Foundation for CTE Programs Presenters: Frank Norton, Associate Director, MI-PLTWJohn Dugger, Affiliate Director, MI-PLTW
2 OBJECTIVES WHO WE ARE PROGRAM OVERVIEW IMPLEMENTATION TRAINING STATISTICSCAREER PATHWAYS
3 LAUNCH Gateway Engineering Biomedical Science Computer Science Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.LAUNCHGatewayEngineeringBiomedical ScienceComputer Science
4 PLTW Launch curriculum includes 24 modules aligned to grade-level standards. The 10-hour modules are presented in pairs that combine to create a thematic unit. Teachers and schools have the flexibility to introduce the modules that they want, when they want, at the grade level they want.Aligns to Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and other national and state standardsINTRODUCE YOUNG MINDS TO THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM)
5 Structure & Function (K) Structure & Function: Pushes and Pulls (K)Light and Sound (1st)Light: Observing Earth, Sun, Moon, and Stars (1st)Materials Science: Properties of Matter (2nd)Materials Science: Form and Function (2nd)Stability and Motion: Science of Flight (3rd)Stability and Motion: Forces and Interactions (3rd)Energy: Collisions (4th)Energy: Conversion (4th)Robotics and Automation (5th)Robotics and Automation: Challenge (5th)Topic-based modules engage students in design problems, collaboration, analysis, problem solving, and computational thinking.
6 Foundation Units Specialization Units Design & Modeling Automation & RoboticsSpecialization UnitsEnergy & the EnvironmentFlight & SpaceScience of TechnologyMagic of ElectronsGreen ArchitectureMedical DetectivesIntroduction to Computer Science*
7 Program RequirementsPLTW Gateway implementation requires schools to offer at least two units within two years, which must include Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics. Additional PLTW Gateway specialization units may be offered.PLTW Gateway courses shall be taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum.All PLTW Gateway courses are designed as 45 class periods that are approximately 45 minutes long.Schools may offer courses from grade six through grade eight in a manner determined reasonable and appropriate for the school. Local schools will determine the PLTW sequence of units, which they will implement to fulfill their agreements.
8 Specialization Courses Foundation CoursesIntroduction to Engineering DesignPrinciples of EngineeringSpecialization CoursesAerospace EngineeringBiological EngineeringCivil Engineering and ArchitectureComputer Integrated ManufacturingComputer Science and Software EngineeringDigital ElectronicsCapstone CourseEngineering Design and Development
9 Program RequirementsSchools must offer a minimum of three PLTW courses over a three-year period. These three courses must include IED and POE and a minimum of one specialization and/or capstone course of the school’s choice.All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in college preparatory mathematics. Concurrent enrollment in college preparatory science is strongly recommended.
10 Program RequirementsAll PLTW Engineering courses are designed as year-long courses on a standard minute schedule. For schools with double period/block scheduling, these courses can be completed in a semester.Local schools will determine the PLTW sequence of courses they will implement.It is recommended that schools offer the required courses in the order previously listed (IED, POE, the specialization).They can be offered concurrently.It is recommended that students take at least two required courses prior to taking the capstone course, EDD.
11 Specialization Courses Introductory CourseIntroduction to Computer Science*Foundation CourseComputer Science and Software EngineeringComputer Science ApplicationsSpecialization CoursesSimulation and ModellingArtificial IntelligenceCybersecurityCapstone CourseComputational Problem SolvingThe PLTW Computer Science program of study engages high school students in computational thinking and prepares a computationally aware and capable workforce. This program comprises introductory, foundation, and specialty courses.
12 Program RequirementsSchools with PLTW Computer Science offer a minimum of three years of content to their students.All PLTW Computer Science courses are designed as year-long courses on a standard minute schedule. For schools with double period/block scheduling, these courses can be completed in a semester.Local schools will determine the PLTW sequence of courses they will implement.It is recommended that schools offer the required courses in the order previously listed (ICS or CSSE, CSA, SIM/AI, the specialization).It is recommended that students take at least two required courses prior to taking the capstone course, CPS.All PLTW Computer Science courses are designed as year-long courses on a standard minute schedule. For schools with double period/block scheduling, these courses can be completed in a semester.
13 Principles of Biomedical Science Human Body SystemsMedical InterventionsBiomedical Innovation
14 Program RequirementsSchools must offer a minimum of three PLTW courses within a period of three academic years.All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses.All PLTW courses are designed as year-long courses on a standard minute schedule. For schools with double period/block scheduling, these courses can be completed in a semester.Schools must offer the PLTW courses in sequence. The program is flexible; students can begin the program in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Students can take one course each year or they can double up and take two consecutive courses simultaneously.
15 All PLTW courses and units are aligned to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).Alignments are available at alignment.pltw.orgAlignments with Michigan Merit Curriculum, Science Standards, and Technology Standards are available at pltwmichigan.org/crosswalksSupport resources, including answers to general questions and a video tutorial, are also available at alignment.pltw.org
16 PLTW students achieve significantly higher scores in reading, mathematics, and science and, in some cases, have the opportunity to receive college credit.Dr. Robert Tai (University of Virginia) examined 30 studies and evaluations of PLTW:“strong, positive impact of PLTW on mathematics and science achievement”“the program also has a positive influence on students’ career interest and likelihood to continue their education”“A clear strength of the PLTW program is the intensive teacher professional development program”
17 95% intend to pursue a post-secondary degree Vs. 67% nationally (National Center for Education Statistics)70% say they will study a STEM-related post-secondary degree programVs. 32% nationally (Center on Education and Work)The percentage of female students in PLTW engineering programs continues to be about 19% and is on the rise. Some schools report female enrollment as high as 50%Vs. 18% nationally (American Society for Engineering Education)
18 PLTW Closes The Achievement Gap A recent report on a control group study that evaluated the impact of PLTW on largely Latino-populated middle schools in Wisconsin finds that:• All of the PLTW students in this study begin middle school (6th grade) at lower proficiency in math, reading and science and with lower attendance rates than the control group of non-PLTW students. The study shows that by 8th grade, those gaps had been eliminated. (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Report – December 2009)
19 PLTW High School Graduates Are College and Career Ready • Analysis of college transcripts of PLTW students who graduated in 2007 or 2008 showed 31% of PLTW students study engineering and engineering technology in their first year of college compared with 8% of all first-time freshmen in baccalaureate institutions or 5% of all postsecondary students. PLTW students are four times more likely to study engineering or engineering technology in college compared to first- time freshmen at four-year institutions. (True Outcomes – 2009)PLTW College Freshmen Stick with Innovation• In , first-year retention (freshmen to sophomore) was 76% (76% stayed with their declared major). 100% of Milwaukee Schools of Engineering’s PLTW students remained in their declared major. (Milwaukee School of Engineering 2008 Report)
21 Select a District Administrator STEP ONE:Select a District AdministratorSelect a School AdministratorRegister your District and SchoolsSELECT A DISTRICT ADMINSTRATORMain point of contact between PLTW and the entire district for all school implementationsSELECT THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORSMain point of contact between the school and PLTWREGISTER YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT THROUGH THE ONLINE REGISTRATION TOOLReview the list of information needed to complete at
22 STEP TWO:Select PLTW TeachersReview Training DatesEnroll in Professional Development
24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Readiness TrainingCore TrainingOngoing TrainingProfessional Learning CommunitiesReadiness TrainingFocuses on preparation and awareness to ensure that teachers have basic technical and content knowledge prior to participating in pedagogy, skill, and knowledge enhancement training experiencesDelivered through the PLTW Learning Management System (LMS)Successful completion of Readiness Training is required before teachers attend Core TrainingCore TrainingFocuses onBuilding awareness and confidence related to STEM educationActivity-, project-, and problem-based learningThe roles of the teacher and student as they relate to instructionCollaborative, in-person training experience offered at PLTW Affiliate Universities across the nation and facilitated by PLTW Master TeachersAfter successful completion of Core Training, teachers receive access to the National PLTW Engineering Professional Learning Community (PLC), course-specific student and classroom instructional resources, and Ongoing Training resources all through the PLTW LMSOngoing TrainingConsists ofSelf-paced and live online e-Learning resources that provide knowledge enhancement opportunities and ongoing learning for educatorsEncourages teachers to move beyond baseline knowledge and skills related to both content and pedagogy to deepen their understandingTeachers also have access to training resources related to course updates and new releasesProfessional Learning CommunitiesConnect with other professionals from across the nation and share experiences and expertiseAllows teachers to build a supportive network that can positively impact both instructional practice and student learningBy sharing practices with colleagues around the country, PLTW teachers benefit from collective and application of knowledge and skills
25 PURCHASE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE STEP THREEPURCHASE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWAREReview Purchase Manual and InventorySubmit Software RequestConsult with a PLTW RepresentativePURCHASE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWAREReview the PLTW Purchasing Manual –Inventory your existing equipment and materials!Start the ordering process earlyConsult with a PLTW Representative with any questions
26 PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY STEP FOUR:PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITYProgram ExpansionStudent RecognitionCollege Credit/Dual EnrollmentConsider how to sustain the programTeacher RetentionExpansion of ProgramStudent RecognitionCollege/Dual Credit OpportunitiesGrants and Fundraisers
27 University Community College Trade School High School Middle School DEVELOPING RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS FOR CAREERS AND LIFE-LONG LEARING IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING GLOBAL ECONOMYUniversitySERVING COMMUNITES THROUGH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, GENERAL EDUCATION, AND PERSONAL ENRICHMENTCommunity CollegeALTERNATIVE EDUCATION FOR ACCESSING VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIESTrade SchoolADVANCE STUDENTS' ABILITY TO INNOVATE, THINK CRITICALLY, AND COLLABORATE TO SOLVE PROBLEMSHigh SchoolENGAGE STUDENTS' NATURAL CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATIONMiddle SchoolINTRODUCE YOUNG MINDS TO THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM)Elementary
28 APPRENTICESHIP/TRADE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE UNIVERSITY PLTW LAUNCHPLTW GATEWAYDESIGN AND MODELINGAUTOMATION AND ROBOTICSGREEN ARCHITECTUREMEDICAL DETECTIVESENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTPLTW ENGINEERINGINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGNPRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERINGENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTHOME BUILDER’S PROGRAMAPPRENTICESHIP/TRADE SCHOOLBUILDING TRADESWELDINGMANUFACTURINGASSEMBLYCOMMUNITY COLLEGEENGINEERING TECHNOLOGYINFORMATION TECHNOLOGYPROGRAMMINGCONSTRUCTION TRADESWELDING TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITYMECHANICAL ENGINEERINGCOMPUTER ENGINEERINGPROJECT MANAGEMENTBIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
29 CAREER WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE SKYLINE DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING MAGNETCTE – HOMEBUILDING PROGRAMWASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGECONSTRUCTION TRADESCAREER
30 CAREER UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLTW ENGINEERING IED, POE, CIM, EDDCOMMUNITY COLLEGEA.A.S. – ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITYINDUSTRIAL ENGINEERINGCAREER
31 OBJECTIVES WHO WE ARE PROGRAM OVERVIEW IMPLEMENTATION TRAINING STATISTICSCAREER PATHWAYS
32 WANT MORE INFORMATION? Visit the Michigan Project Lead The Way Website Visit the National Project Lead The Way WebsiteContact a PLTW Representative
33 Questions?Contact InformationJohn Dugger, Ph.D.Affiliate DirectorProject Lead The Way – Michigan206 Roosevelt HallEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti, MIOffice:Frank NortonAssociate DirectorProject Lead The Way – Michigan108 Porter BuildingEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti, MIOffice: