PLTW PIE Day - Pathway in Engineering
Project Lead the Way: PIE Day
Join us SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015 from 1-3 p.m.
Omaha Public Schools (OPS) is partnering with the College of Engineering to host the third annual Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Pathway Event: PIE Day 2015, at the college's Omaha Campus at The Peter Kiewit Institute, Nov. 8.
At the P.I.E. Pathway Event, teachers and students from OPS and Nebraska Engineering will provide tours, hands-on learning opportunities, as well as demonstrate past award-winning projects. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes (including an iPAD) will be awarded. PIE Day will be held from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., with an informal overview beginning at 2:30 p.m. in PKI room 158.
Project Lead The Way courses are taught across the United States and the essence of PLTW's curriculum is hands-on and project-based engineering courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. The PLTW 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.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, stated that this integrated curriculum creates one of the "great models of the new CTE succeeding all across the country." PLTW was recently cited by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a "model for 21st century career and technical education."