• Welcome to Michigan Project Lead The Way
  • 2014 Michigan Project Lead The Way State STEM Conference
  • 2014 Michigan PLTW Core Training
  • 2014 Michigan PLTW Core Training Photo Gallery

Welcome to Michigan Project Lead The Way

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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides comprehensive middle and high school programs for both engineering and biomedical career paths. The engineering career path consists of 8 nine-week units that are taught in middle school and 8 year-long courses that are offered in high school.  The biomedical sciences career path consists of four high school courses.  The Project Lead the Way programs are being offered to over 450,000 students in more than 4700 schools, in all 50 states.  There are currently 118 schools offering PLTW programs in Michigan.  Each course concludes with a standardized test to gauge student performance and is cross-walked with the Michigan Merit Curriculum.  Upon completion of the program students are offered the opportunity to take an exam, which upon successful completion, will provide college credit at numerous universities, including; Eastern Michigan University, Lawrence Technological University, and Kettering University.

Project Lead the Way and the member schools are supported by the efforts of the state Affiliate – Eastern Michigan University.  Project Lead the Way is the only STEM education program endorsed by the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 

Eastern Michigan University– the State of Michigan Affiliate for Project Lead The Way, is pleased to announce we are the ONLY Affiliate School to offer field support to those districts whose teachers have been trained through our Summer Training Institutes.

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Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.

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Project Lead The Way offers a different approach to learning and teaching. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.

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Professional Development Centered on Student and Teacher Success. The PLTW Professional Development model is designed to create dynamic learning experiences for teachers through robust and flexible instructional support and ongoing professional community.