Project Lead The Way
Applied learning: Hands on, relevant and compelling; students solve real world problems deploying the skills and tools professionals use.
K-12 pathways: Vertically aligned courses that are tied to standards to provide students sustained and meaningful STEM learning experiences.
Effective teacher training: Powerful, relevant professional training that allows teachers to experience the applied learning approach by being hands on learners themselves.
Backed by evidence: In 25+ studies PLTW is linked with increases in math and science achievement, college-going rates, and interest in STEM subjects. Learn more about the impact of PLTW.
Hear teachers’ and students’ feedback on PLTW
Mass STEM Hub Programming
Why students showcasing their work matters
Feeling their school work is important and relevant and having an adult validate and foster their efforts are critical components to positive student engagement.1
Mass STEM Hub creates in-person and virtual opportunities for students to receive genuine feedback on their projects from industry professionals. These experiences amplify learning and have students see why what they are learning in school will be relevant to their futures.
1. Gallup Survey 2016 “How to Keep Kids Excited About Schools,” Valerie Calderon
We're in the classroom and yes we have to use the design process there - but hearing people that are in the real world and doing it every day... it's so incredible that we get to talk to them about it - and see that they do it too.
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Turners Falls High School receives $40K STEM grant
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Medway Middle School Students Receive Design Thinking Award in Mass STEM Hub Online Industry Challenge
December 13, 2021
By the Numbers: Project Lead The Way in Massachusetts
Students enjoy and value PLTW courses
70% of students agree what they learn in PLTW classes is important and will help them in future courses.
Teachers are happier teaching PLTW
66% of teachers report increased satisfaction with teaching following their experience with PLTW courses.
PLTW improves student achievement
Participating in PLTW coursework is associated with increases in student MCAS scores, especially in science and especially in high school.
PLTW is for all students
The benefits of taking PLTW courses are as large for students with disabilities and students who are disadvantaged as for other students.
Results based on first year results of a six-year longitudinal study of the impact of scaling PLTW in Massachusetts. Read the full research report here. Data on this webpage updated as of August, 2022
Results based on first year results of a six-year longitudinal study of the impact of scaling PLTW in Massachusetts. Read the full research report here.
Data on this webpage updated as of August, 2022