In the elementary years, those pursuits are teacher-directed. Moving into the secondary phase, they become more student-driven. PLS introduces internet applications that can supplement curriculum. General computer use, internet research strategies, keyboarding, word processing, presentation programs are all introduced at appropriate times for each class.
The PLS teachers work to stimulate intellectual and spiritual curiosity, encourage independent thinking and foster individual responsibility, challenging students to think, reason, question and experiment.
Portland Lutheran Schools Innovative STEM program— Project Lead The Way
Igniting Innovation through imagination and learning.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love for learning.
The PLTW middle and high school STEM education programs give students a brighter future by providing them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success in STEM-related fields. STEM education is at the heart of today’s high- tech, high-skill global economy.