PLTW HS Recruitment Resources

Resources created specifically to share the excitement and value of PLTW classes, encouraging students to sign up for these high-quality learning experiences. Click on each image to learn more about the different resources and materials. Download the full set below.

Course Descriptions

The course descriptions document provides sample course descriptions for all high school courses in PLTW’s three pathways — biomedical science, computer science, and engineering.  The intention is to provide schools with example descriptions based on student and teacher inputs. These samples provide insight into the content covered in the course as well as the types of projects and learning experiences available to students.  Please note, the descriptions are available as an editable Word document and can be used as is or tailored as needed to reflect local school context (e.g., credit units, weighting, prerequisites, honors).

 

Ideas for use: update your course catalog with tailored versions of PLTW course descriptions

Materials formatted for digital use

All posters and flyers reformatted for sharing on social media and incorporation into virtual presentations.

Ideas for usage: Use the virtual materials as powerpoint slides in presentations when teachers share about course selection!

Flyers for printing

Flyers are intended to provide more information for students & families about PLTW pathways and help communicate the value of the classes

  • One page “flyer” for each PLTW HS pathway
  • Two versions of each – full color and black/white for easier printing at school
  • Highlights career connections and previews the type of hands-on projects/problems that students get to experience

Ideas for usage: send relevant flyers home with 8th graders when they’re getting ready to select their freshman courses

Posters for printing

Posters created for each pathway, highlighting real world projects students tackle in class. Plus, a female empowerment poster aimed at the women STEM professionals of the future. Downloadable in multiple sizes for high quality printing and online usage.

Ideas for usage: Hang the posters at school to build demand for PLTW!

Download PLTW High School Recruitment Resources

Access all the resources and materials listed above in one Dropbox folder. Ready for printing, incorporation into virtual presentations, and social media usage.

PLTW High School Enrollment FAQs

On January 28, 2021 folks from the MA PLTW community came together to hear fellow PLTW school and district leaders about moves they’ve made to build robust PLTW programs that students are excited to be part of. Based on that conversation, we compiled a set of downloadable FAQs.