Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way

U.S. Department of Commerce projects that STEM jobs will grow by 17% in the next 3 years.  This nearly doubles growth estimates of non-STEM jobs.  In fact, by 2018, the nation will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs due to lack of qualified workers.

As the leading provider of K12 curriculum for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Project Lead the Way has an answer.  By combining well researched curriculum with high-quality teacher professional development, HSE students can develop the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy. The program is currently offered in more than 6,500 schools in all 50 states.  PTLW boasts an impressive list of national partners including Chevron, General Motors, Dow Chemical, Lilly Endowment, among others.  The success of the program has been recognized by numerous colleges and universities as well as Change the Equation, the Social Impact Exchange, and more.

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools District has leveraged grant and private funding to send several teachers at multiple schools to Project Lead the Way training.  Some of these instructors are now empowered to teach colleagues in a train-the-trainer model of professional development.  The curriculum teaches students to identify a problem, find solutions, and lead their own learning.

Indiana-based research has shown that high school graduates who participated in PLTW were three times more likely to pursue STEM majors.  PTLW was also significantly correlated with college persistence.

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation is excited to bring Project Lead the Way to new schools and grade levels within the HSE district.  HSSF hopes to provide a classroom set of age-appropriate STEM kits for each trained faculty member in the district.  Launch Kits average $375 and serve 4 students, requiring approximately $2900 per classroom.

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