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You have reached the Project Lead the Way Engineering Classes.
Interested in the Content Standards that are used in these classes you can find them here on the ADE website.
Interested in the Arizona Professional Skills Standards that we use in class? You can find them here on the ADE website.
Interested in what we will be doing in each class? You can find the links below and you can access the curriculum/pacing guide.
Field Experiences / Competitive Opportunities:
The PLTW Engineering programs offer students an array of advantages, from career readiness and hands-on experience to college preparatory–level classes, labs and creative exercises. PLTW students succeed in the classroom and in life.
Our programs are designed to appeal to all students, from those already interested in STEM-related fields, to those whose experience in the sciences and math has been less comprehensive or who find themselves uninterested in traditional science and math curricula.
PLTW classes are hands-on, based in real-world experience, and engaging for students and teachers. We set the highest standards for rigorous, focused and relevant study, and develop students’ innovative, collaborative, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Our relationships with teachers, parents, local and national business leaders and university partners allow us to offer a complete experience both for students wishing to pursue a post-secondary degree in a STEM-related field and for those planning to join the workforce after high school. STEM literacy reduces dropout rates, increases attendance and helps students find better-paying jobs after school.Academics:
· Attendance - Being present and actively participating in class. If absent, it is the student's responsibility to see what he or she has missed and make that work up as soon as possible.
· Mathematics - Suggested that students have Algebra and Geometry completed with a grade of B or better, but is not required.
· Reading/Writing - Suggested that students have a 9th -10th grade reading level. Technical writing in this class is required.
· Science - Suggested that students have taken or are currently enrolled in Physics, but is not required.
These are skills that we work toward with students to help prepare them for the work force.
· Time Management - Students need to apply themselves on a daily basis.
· Personal Motivation - Actively seeking and taking part in any undertaking relating to the chosen skill area.
· Problem-Solving Ability - This course encourages and teaches students to problem solve and use critical thinking to solve problems.
· Reliability/Dependability – Demonstration by the student that he/she can be relied upon to do what is expected in class and in group work. This includes completing assignments on time and in a professional manner and working with their group partner.
· Ability to Work with Others - A variety of skills including teamwork are addressed. In this course students must work in groups on various tasks and projects for solving problems, generating ideas, stimulating critical thinking, etc. by unrestrained spontaneous participation in discussion. Students will acquire strong teamwork and communication skills throughout this course.Thank you again and stay Panther Strong!