Project Lead the Way and Project Lead the Way Gateway Program

    In 2014, the district introduced Project Lead the Way (PLTW) into its catalog of high school offerings. PLTW provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. 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. For educators, their teacher professional development model provides tools to transform the classroom into a collaboration space where content comes to life.  In September 2015, Heywood Avenue Elementary School introduced Project Lead the Way Gateway Program into its middle school curriculum, offering students two STEM-based programs of study, Design and Modeling (where students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives) and the Magic of Electrons (where students explore basic circuitry design, and examine the impact of electricity on the world around them).  In March 2023, the district expanded the PLTW Launch Program into Oakwood Avenue School grades K-2. 

    Summer Teaching Masterclass

    Please check back soon for expanded information on our Summer 2023 Teaching Masterclass offerings for staff. We look forward to continuing to provide focused, substantive in-district professional development opportunities for our staffmembers!