The Galion City School District Board of Education approved the Gateway to Technology curriculum, a program of Project Lead the Way, for the Middle School during the regular meeting March 22.
Project Lead the Way is a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools and high schools to implement a curriculum, developed by it and inspired by teachers whom PLTW has trained, that emphasizes hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and biomedical sciences in an effort to prepare students for academic and professional success in these disciplines.
“We’re adopting this curriculum because PLTW’s mission is to ensure that the United States succeeds in the increasingly high-tech and high-skill global economy,” Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “One of my big initiatives when I started as Superintendent was to develop a stronger STEM curriculum for our students, and this is the lead-in for future course offerings to help students experience educational and professional success.”
The new curriculum will be implemented during the 2016-2017 school year. Visit www.pltw.org to learn more about the Gateway to Technology curriculum and Project Lead the Way.