MILWAUKEE—Teachers across the country are heading back to class fully prepared to teach Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses after completing intense training at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Throughout the summer, more than 800 teachers attended Core Training at MSOE where they learned the complete curriculum for a PLTW course.
Andy Richard from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, completed core training for Computer Software Engineering (CSE), where students develop computational thinking as they create apps for mobile devices, automate tasks in a variety of programming languages, and find patterns in data.
PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education curricular programs used in schools. PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities and professionals. PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. More than 4,200 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently offering PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visit www.pltw.org.
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.