Project Lead The Way Inc. (PLTW) is a national nonprofit organization that prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. The PLTW middle and high school STEM education programs give students a brighter future by providing them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success in STEM-related fields. STEM education is at the heart of today's high-tech, high-skill global economy. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning and a love of learning.
The PLTW® Gateway To Technology® (GTT) program is a middle school program offered in five independent, nine-week units and designed to help students explore math, science and technology. This activity-oriented program challenges and engages the natural curiosity of middle school students and is taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum.
The PLTW® Pathway To Engineering™ (PTE) program is a four-year high school sequence taught in conjunction with traditional math and science courses. PTE’s eight courses, including Digital Electronics™ and Civil Engineering™, provide students with in-depth, hands-on knowledge of engineering and technology-based careers.