Welcome to the Purdue University Project Lead The Way (PLTW) website! This is an affiliate partnership agreement between the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Project Lead The Way. The PLTW pre-engineering/engineering technology program is being offered in over 3000 schools this coming year, including school districts in all 50 states. Indiana has one of the largest number of schools participating in the program, with over 400 elementary, middle and high schools! In Indiana, Project Lead The Way courses are technology education course offerings as designated by the Indiana Department of Education. To see what schools in Indiana have PLTW, click on this link, search by State, and select Indiana.
Project Lead The Way has developed a four-year sequence of engineering courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering technology and engineering prior to entering the post-secondary world. The Project Lead The Way technology education curriculum addresses the educational needs of students planning to attend a two-year or four-year college leading to a career in engineering technology or engineering. A detailed description of these courses can be viewed on the national Project Lead The Way Portal links provided to the right.
In addition to the Project Lead The Way high school curriculum, Project Lead The Way provides a middle school technology education program. This exploratory curriculum focuses on design, electronics, automation, and engineering mechanics. The curriculum is hands-on and directly articulates to the high school Project Lead The Way course sequence and the Indiana technology education curriculum. PLTW also provides elementary curriculum for grades K-5, and also a new Computer Science pathway for high school students. Information on these curricula can also be found in the Portal links to the right.
This website is designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and school administrators information on Indiana Project Lead The Way at Purdue University in the Polytechnic Institute. We hope that this site will help you gain more information on Project Lead The Way.