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PLTW Affiliate Institute, San Diego State University Promotes engineering, technology and biomedical science courses for middle school and high school students. There are over 235 middle and high schools in California enrolled in the program and we are rapidly growing.

PLTW Teachers of the Year

Tim Bingham, Engineering - Kearny High School
Annie Clegg, Biomedical Science - Antelope High School
Matt Anderson, Gateway - Joe Walker Middle School 



Become a PLTW K-5 school

Introduce young minds to the wonder of science, technology engineering, and math (STEM)

The new elementary (K-5) program, PLTW Launch, is up and running in California

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"Empower Students to Thrive in an Evolving World"


California PLTW State Conference, January 25-27, Riverside, CA

Please join us for the 5th Annual PLTW State Conference, this time in Riverside, CA.
We have a large and diverse schedule of presentations on PLTW for those new to PLTW as well as  teachers, administrators, educators and business partners.
Check out the information on the event calendar and register soon!

Here are some of the presentations planned:

Showcasing a BMS preview day at a feeder school  
Biomedical Lab Practicals
Orthopedic in Action
Can we drink that? Environmental Sustainability and the Water Problem
Additional projects to use with PLTW for greater student comprehension and blended learning.
Working with your counselors to promote STEM on Campus
Working with Counselors to promote STEM on Campus
Best Practices in PBS 
Taking RobotC programming to the next level
Tying PBS to Other Disciplines (English)
Using Competitions to Enhance Student Outcomes
Hands-on Learning in DE with Logic Blocks
Starting a HOSA Chapter - An Orgranization for Future Health Professionals
Funding your Classroom
Funding 4 Project Based Learning
Integrating Google Apps into the LMS
Creating a Paperless Classroom using Google Apps for Education
IED: Getting them on Inventor early and often!
Your Class, Incorporated
IED from the Student's Perspective
Linked Learning and PLTW
Making Sense of Logic Gates  Magic of  Electrons
From STEM to STEAM - Graphic Arts for All
Student PLTW Portfolios using Google Drive
Google Classroom as an option to the LMS to Digitize Assignments and Assessments
Using Tech to Assess
Enhancing PBS Activity 1.1.4 Forensic Analysis 
How to get the most out of your vex team
Making community connections
Aviation Fascination: Enhancing the GTT Flight and Space Unit
0 to 60: STEM Districtwide
Autodesk Inventor Refresher for Design & Modeling
ROVs in a Magic of Electrons or EE Class
Using Google Products in PLTW Classes
Engineering For All
Money, School and Edumetrics
Innovative real world student projects
Best Practices in Medical Interventions
HBS Map - A - Brain Swim Caps
Makerschool, The next level of project based learning
Launch 101
BMS 101
Best Practices with BI
PLTW 101
Internships in BMS
Explore a Launch engineering module 
PLTW All Day
Planning & Hosting STEM Outreach Events for Female Students
POE Breakout Session
EDD Breakout Session
Put Music into your Digital Electronics class!
Starting and Maintaining a PLTW Program
How flipping can work for you
PLTW BMS and High School Needs
Interdisciplinary Projects - CEA and the Core
FIRST Robotics and EDD. Sustainability in Engineering Programs
Are Your Students Math Ready for PLTW?  
Linked Learning and PLTW: A Marriage made in Heaven 

    Project Lead The Way Named to Elite List of STEM Organizations. One of four organizations nationally recognized for outstanding quality.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has been nationally recognized as one of just four high-quality STEM programs that are immediately scalable on a national level. Of the four programs selected, PLTW is the only in-school STEM curricular program for elementary, middle, and high school students and the only program offering a comprehensive professional development model for teachers. Change the Equation (CTEq) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve K-12 STEM learning in the United States – made the announcement via a press release Thursday. It is a significant honor for PLTW, which was already admitted to CTEq’s STEMworks database of high-quality STEM programs addressing the U.S. STEM skills shortage by consistently yielding positive outcomes for students.