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The mission of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is to “Prepare Students for the Global Economy.” Their STEM based programs can be found in more than 5,000 elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. The intensive teacher professional development program is a key differentiator between PLTW and other STEM based programs.

FGCU was selected as a Project Lead the Way Affiliate University in 2014.

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Upcoming Training Events

January 30, 2015
Location:  AB7, Room 114
Check in 8:00AM - 8:45AM
Event begins at 9:00AM and ends at 4:00PM

You are invited to attend our first Florida Project Lead The Way K-12 State Educators’ STEM Conference!

Hosted by:
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd, South
Ft. Myers, Florida 33965

*PARKING HAS BEEN RESERVED ON 1st floor of Garage #4*
Click here for Pass

$50 Regisgration Fee (Includes light breakfast and lunch)
To REGISTER On-Line BY January 20, 2015, visit:
(and choose "Project Lead the Way")

The U.S. became a global leader through the ingenuity of our scientists, engineers, and creative minds, but it is no secret that the U.S. now lags its global peers.

American students underperform those in other nations when it comes to math and science, and by 2018, more than 1.2 million jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will go unfilled due to the lack of qualified workers.  STEM jobs drive innovation and economic growth, yet we have much work to do to prepare our students for the jobs of the future.

As the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides world-class curriculum to students and high-quality professional development to teachers in more than 6,500 schools across the country.Through PLTW’s activity-, project-, problem-based curriculum, students become engaged, which leads them to understand how what they learn in the classroom translates to the real world.

When students understand how their education is relevant to their lives and future careers, they get excited, and that is why PLTW students are successful.

Join us to experience PLTW Students, Teachers, Administrators, Community and Industry partners united with a common goal as we continue to prepare students for the global economy right here in our home state of Florida.

School Administrators, Community Leaders, Teachers, and School officials interested in learning more about exploring, implementing or growing a K-12 PLTW program in Engineering, Biomedical Sciences or Computer Science should attend.

. . . More information is forthcoming . . .

Lanny Wood
Director of School Engagement, Central and South Florida
Project Lead The Way, Inc.
phone: 407.625.1633 twitter: @lannytwood
skype: pltwlannywood