Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. Through a partnership with local businesses and Battle Creek Unlimited, Lakeview School District recently launched a program in the middle and high school called Project Lead the Way (PLTW), an activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum to provide students an opportunty to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning in STEM education.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce , jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow an estimated 17% by 2018—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them. This program not only offers hands-on STEM curriculum, but also fosters a learning environment that encourages problem solving, critical thinking, development of soft skills, team building – all of the skills that today’s employers require of a quality workforce.
Lakeview Middle School Principal Mike Norstorm and Industrial Technology Teacher Ciaran Byrne were interviewed on the Lori Moore Show. Take a look at what they had to say about Project Lead the Way and how Lakeview is preparing our students for successful careers.
Mike Norstrom, Principal at Lakeview Middle School and Ciaran Byrne, Industrial Technology Teacher at Lakeview High School talk about Project Lead the Way.