Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
Jefferson Middle School's PLTW Gateway Sparks Engagement and Illuminates Possibilities
Middle school is a time of exploration, a time when students are figuring out what they’re passionate about today and how that relates to who they’ll become tomorrow. During this transitional time, PLTW's Gateway program empowers students to lead their own discovery. This hands-on program, through JMS's elective series, boosts classroom engagement and excitement, drives collaboration, and inspires “aha! moments” and deep comprehension. As students engage and progress through the middle school Gateway to high school PLTW’s activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they see range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.
PTLW Builds a Strong Foundation for High School, College, and Career - Each PLTW Gateway unit engages students in activities that not only build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.