With PLTW Launch we can tap into our students exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.
The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge.
PLTW’s activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) instructional design centers on hands-on, real-world projects and problems that help students understand how the knowledge and skills they are developing in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. The APB approach scaffolds student learning, building the required skill sets to apply toward an open-ended design problem.
In my Project Lead The Way classroom, students are engaged in carefully crafted learning events designed to develop knowledge and skills relevant to world outside of the classroom. They transfer their rich understanding as they develop solutions to open-ended real world problems.
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