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High School

Pathway To Engineering


Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)


3D computer modeling software; study of the
design process



Principles of Engineering (POE)


Exploration of technology systems and
engineering processes



Digital Electronics (DE)


Use of computer simulation to learn the logic of
electronics


Year long courses


Pathway To Engineering HS


Aerospace Engineering (AE)


Aerodynamics, astronautics, space
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life sciences, and systems engineering


Biotechnical Engineering (BE)


Biomechanics, genetic engineering, and forensics.


Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)



Students collaborate on the development of community
-
based building
projects


Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)


Robotics and automated manufacturing; production of 3
-
D designs.


Engineering Design and Development (EDD)


Teams of students, guided by community mentors, research, design, and
construct solutions to engineering problems.


Year long courses


Pathway To Engineering HS

Introduction to Engineering

Principles of Engineering


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Stress (S) psi

Rupture Point

Necking Region

Specialization Courses

Digital Electronics

Aerospace Engineering

Biotechnical Engineering

Specialization Courses

Civil Engineering &

Architecture

Computer Integrated

Manufacturing

Engineering Design and

Development

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Selection of Problem

Project Management

Define and Validate the
Problem

Design a Solution

Design and Prototype a
Solution

Test, Evaluate, and Refine the
Solution

Communicate the Process,
Results, and Next Steps

High School


Biomedical Sciences


Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)


Study of human body systems and health
conditions


Human Body Systems (HBS)


Exploring science in action, students build organs
and tissues on a skeletal manikin and play the
role of biomedical professionals to solve medical
mysteries.


Medical Interventions (MI)


Investigation of interventions involved in the
prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.


Biomedical Innovation (BI)


Students design innovative solutions for the
health challenges of the 21st century


Year long courses



Biomedical Sciences HS

Biomedical Sciences

Principles of Biomedical

Sciences

Human Body Systems

Medical Interventions

Middle School

Gateway To Technology


Design and Modeling


Solid modeling software introduces students to the
design process.


Automation and Robotics


Students trace the history, development, and influence
of automation and robotics.


Energy and the Environment


Students investigate the importance of energy in our
lives and the impact that using energy has on the
environment.


Flight and Space


Aeronautics, propulsion, and rocketry.


Science of Technology


Impact of science on technology throughout history.


Magic of Electrons


Students unravel the mystery of analog and digital
circuitry.


6
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nine week long units



Gateway To Technology MS

Gateway To Technology

Gateway To Technology

College Credit



College Credit

College Credit Steps

1.
Students from certified schools take part A & C
end of course examination online with NWEA.

2.
Scores are reported to teacher and student.

3.
Student takes notification home for parent
consideration.

4.
Parent and student submit required paperwork
and applicable fee to the university.

5.
They become a virtual distance learner for the
institution at this point and start to build a
college transcript.

Make use of the PLTW national web site program
support page;
www.pltw.org


Gail S. Parsons

gsparsons@embarqmail.com


518
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www.pltw.org

Questions?

One Florida school’s experience
:

2003:

the Engineering program began with 24 students.



2008
:

the Engineering Academy educates 325 freshman, sophomore, and junior
students.



2009:
385
applications were received from 8th grade students applying for the 2009
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10 Engineering Academy year.


CORE Training

@ Duke University



CORE Training


Duke University

Core Training

1.
2
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weeks, 80 hours of in seat training. Lovingly
referred to as PLTW Boot Camp.

2.
Required before teachers can teach courses.

3.
Pre
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assessment Test (before registration for CTI)

4.
Registers online for the course.

5.
Duke accepts checks only for CTI payment.

6.
Cost of training breakdown: Registration fee =
$2250, Room and board ~= $1500, travel =
0.50/mile. Does not include a teacher stipend.

Virtual Academy
Professional Development
Options



Professional Development

Project Lead The Way Website Virtual Academy

1.
Available to all PLTW trained teachers,
counselors, and administrators.

2.
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

3.
Teacher listserv is monitored by master teachers
and PLTW staff. Teachers can post a question and
rec

4.
Posted review lessons on most asked about
concepts for all courses.

5.
Resources (g 3
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5 elementary level aerospace
themed curriculum,
ppts
) available for use.


State Level Professional
Development Options



Certification Process

Professional Development


Teacher Workshops


Two Core Training Institutes offered each year (January and August)


Summer Gateway Academy Workshop for NC Teachers (free
registration, hotel and breakfast/lunch meals, held in August)


PLTW State Teacher and Counselor Conference


Duke supported NC PLTW Listserv Resource


Grand Challenge K12 Partner Program (partner with NCSU and Duke)


GK12 Engineering Teaching Fellows Program


TeachEngineering National Science Digital Library


Student Camps


FEMMES Program


TechXcite / 4
-
H After School Engineering Program


Techtronics After School Program for Middle School Students


United
InnoWorks

Academy



Certification Process



Certification Process

Certification Steps

1.
Self assessment is downloaded from the PLTW
website.

2.
Self Assessment is completed and submitted
electronically.

3.
School generates purchase order.

4.
Evaluator (Julie Sanders, UTC) contacts the
school and sets up the visit. The visit is
conducted to verify a quality program exists.

5.
Completed Report is sent to PLTW.

6.
PLTW sends congratulatory letter and banner to
contact for fully certified schools..

Certification Process

Certification Levels

Certified


meets all required components



Provisional


one or more requirements are not
met. Timeline for compliance is determined,
students can participate in college credit


school
does not receive star or banner


Probation


School refuses to meet agreement
requirements. Letter sent to Superintendent &
Principal from PLTW. Timeline for compliance is
given


non
-
compliance results in removal from
PLTW


network


Certification Process

Benefits of Certification

High School

Gateway to Technology

Participation in the
college credit exams

School receives national
recognition.

School receives national
recognition.

Satisfies one of the
eligibility requirements to
apply for a master
teacher position.

Will satisfy one of the
future eligibility
requirements to apply for
a master teacher
position.

Assists in “honors or
weighted credit”