Project Lead the Way
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs. PLTW’s world-class, activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate partners, help students develop the skills they need to be successful in post-secondary education and beyond.
Link to PLTW's website
Download the PLTW Overview here
View more information about our STEM + CS implementation
MHS PLTW Newsletter - Spring 2016
PLTW Empowers Students (Cox article & video)
Middletown High School currently offers a PLTW Engineering Pathway and a PLTW Computer Science Pathway.
MHS PLTW STEM planning document can be downloaded here.
PLTW Engineering Program website is available here.
PLTW Computer Science Program is available here.
More about PLTW Pathway to Engineering
Whether a student is curious to understand more about engineering, has decided to pursue it as a career, or simply wants to think critically, work collaboratively, and explore how math and science work in his or her every life, PLTW’s Pathway To Engineering (PTE) Program provides a track for success. Students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and develop vital teamwork, communication, and critical-thinking skills. Throughout the courses, students use the same industry-leading technology and software as the world’s top companies. The exciting and challenging fields of engineering come alive in the PTE program, which is designed to prepare students for careers or post-secondary study in STEM fields. MHS will offer a minimum of three courses by the end of the third year of implementation. These include Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and any specialization course and/or the capstone course.
Visit our MHS Program of Studies for additional information: www.mpsri.net/mhspos
Gaudet Middle School currently has a PLTW Gateway Program. Download the Gaudet PLTW Stem Planning document here. Visit the PLTW Gateway Program website here.
Gaudet currently offers Science & Technology, Design & Modeling, Automation & Robotics and Green Architecture.
Grades K-5 have selected the PLTW Launch Program to support their updated NGSS science curriculum. This supports the required engineering concept. Visit the PLTW Launch Program website here. Information about the modules can be found here.
The K-5 modules that have been selected as part of science curriculum are:
K - Structure & Function (K.1)
K- Pushes & Pulls (K.2)
1 - Light & Sound (1.1)
1 - Light - Observing the Sun, Moon & Stars (1.2)
1 - Animal Adaptions (1.3)
2 - Materials Science - Properties of Matter (2.1)
2 - Materials Science - Form & Function (2.2)
2 - The Changing Earth (2.3)
3 - Stability & Motion - Science of Flight (3.1)
3 - Stability & Motion - Forces & Interaction (3.2)
3 - Variation of Traits (3.3)
3 - Programming Patterns (3.4)
4 - Energy: Collisions (4.1)
4 - Energy: Conversion (4.2)
5 - Robotics & Automation (5.1)
5 - Robotics & Automation - Challenge (5.2)
5 - Infection: Detection (5.3)
5 - Infection: Modeling & Simulation (5.4)