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What are the 5 PLTW programs?

What are the 5 PLTW programs?


  • ELE. – PLTW Launch (K-5)
  • GTW. – PLTW Gateway (Middle School)
  • ENG. – PLTW Engineering (High School)
  • BMS. – PLTW Biomedical Science (High School)
  • CS. – PLTW Computer Science (High School)

What program does PLTW use?

As part of the PLTW Gateway and PLTW Engineering programs, students in thousands of schools across the country use Autodesk 3-D design software – the same software used by industry professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics fields.

Is PLTW good for college?

PLTW students are better prepared for post-secondary studies and more likely to consider careers in critical STEM fields than their non-PLTW peers, research has shown. More than 100 colleges and universities are members of The PLTW College and University Partner Network that actively recruits PLTW students.

Is PLTW a career pathway?

Student Pathways The first element of the program is a set of college and career pathways in three fields – engineering, biomedical science, and computer science – that incorporate both AP and PLTW courses. Your school can connect its existing AP and PLTW courses or add AP or PLTW courses, or both.

How many PLTW schools are there?

Approximately 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs.

Is PLTW a STEM program?

Project Lead the Way is a STEM Curriculum program for 3rd-5th grade students.

Are PLTW courses weighted?

Are PLTW classes weighted? Yes, Suffolk Public Schools recognizes the PLTW Engineering courses as the same weight as an AP or DC course.

What level are PLTW courses?

Schools may earn the school-level designation for programs based on grade bands: PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and high school (9-12).

Can you take PLTW classes online?

PLTW will offer PLTW Core Training online courses during Fall and Winter 2021.

What universities work with PLTW?


Opportunity Provided By PLTW Program
Augustana University PLTW Computer Science Learn More
Augustana University PLTW Engineering Learn More
Augustana University PLTW Biomedical Science Learn More
Azusa Pacific University PLTW Engineering and Computer Science Learn More

How can I access the software used in PLTW courses?

Software used in PLTW courses will now be accessible through virtual computer labs on laptops that did not previously meet the technology requirements.

What can you do with mdsolids?

MDSolids explains and solves a wide variety of engineering problems commonly found in the mechanics of materials course. MDSolids is also very useful to the practicing engineer who is needs a quick, easy-to-use tool for basic engineering calculations.

What does mdsolid stand for?

MDSolids: Educational Software for Mechanics of Materials MDSolids is software for topics taught in the Mechanics of Materials course (also commonly called Strength of Materials or Mechanics of Deformable Solids). This course is typically a part of civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering programs and a number of related programs.

What’s new at PLTW?

Virtual Computer Labs: PLTW, in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), have collaborated with SynchroNet, and AWS consulting partner, to virtualize software through AppStream 2.0. Software used in PLTW courses will now be accessible through virtual computer labs on laptops that did not previously meet the technology requirements.