Project Lead The Way



Project Lead The Way



UPCOMING PLTW NEBRASKA EVENTS / HAPPENINGS

Nebraska Project Lead the Way (PLTW) State Conference
"Connecting the STEM Pipeline: From Elementary to Enterprise"
Monday, April 20, 2015  -  downtown Holiday Inn, Lincoln

The annual Nebraska PLTW state conference event is scheduled for April 20 in Lincoln at the downtown Holiday Inn. Registration will be open beginning February 1, 2015. Featured speaker for the conference is Curt Tomasevicz, U.S. Olympian and UNL Electrical Engineering alumnus. 


The UNL College of Engineering is working with Nebraska schools in the national Project Lead the Way initiative.

PLTW's curriculum includes hands-on and project-based engineering courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. The curriculum is founded in the fundamental problem-solving and critical-thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education (CTE), while integrating national academic and technical learning standards and STEM principles.

PLTW was recently cited by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a "model for 21st century career and technical education."


Scottsbluff High School adopting new STEM-based programs

Scottsbluff logoScottsbluff Public School representatives and local business leaders recently gathered at SHS to review the new Project Lead The Way curriculums in engineering and biomedical sciences classes that will be offered to students next school year. (full story)
PLTW Facts:
There are 16 high schools, one middle school and one elementary school in Nebraska involved:
State of Nebraska with pins highlighting Grand Island, Kearney, Omaha and Lincoln locations for PLTW
High School
Grand Island Northwest
Kearney
Lincoln East
Lincoln High
Lincoln Northeast
Lincoln North Star
Lincoln Southeast
Lincoln Southwest
Millard North
Millard South
Millard West
Omaha North Magnet
Omaha Northwest
Papillion-La Vista
Papillion-La Vista South

Middle School
McMillan Middle School

Elementary School
Skinner Magnet Center