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The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) middle school program, Gateway To Technology (GTT), is an activities-oriented program designed to challenge and engages the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. Taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum, the program is divided into six independent, nine-week units: Design and Modeling; Automation and Robotics; Energy and the Environment; Flight and Space; Science of Technology; and Magic of Electrons. The GTT curriculum appeals to a full range of students in grades 6 through 8 and relates technology to students’ daily lives. It also promotes communication and collaboration by emphasizing a team approach throughout the instructional units.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Utilizing the Gateway to Technology curriculum, help students in middle schools explore science, math and technology through activity-oriented instruction
  • Create opportunities for students to participate in challenging activities to engage, problem solve and apply prior learning
  • Support Project Lead the Way pathway into our feeder high school districts