Klein ISD was chosen by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to host a Chevron-sponsored, district-wide showcase for their successful implementation of PLTW programs.
Leaders from districts across the Houston area joined at the Klein Multipurpose Center to learn about how Klein ISD utilizes the PLTW curriculum to provide enriching and engaging educational experiences create equipped scholars.
“PLTW is a provider of educational experiences for students in the fields of engineering, computer science, and biomedical science,” Director of School Engagement for Project Lead the Way in the Greater Houston Area Judea Goins-Andrews said. “Our goal is to make sure that every student has the opportunity to be exposed to STEM.”
Goins-Andrews chose Klein ISD to host the showcase because of the district’s commitment to creating and nurturing a STEM culture.
“What we really appreciate about Klein ISD and their great PLTW programs is that Klein has really used PLTW as a foundation to create a STEM culture across the district,” Goins-Andrews said. “The students within Klein ISD are very fortunate to have this comprehensive experience.”
In addition to breakout sessions to see the programs in action, a student-panel of current and previous PLTW learners shared their experiences. Eighth-grader Fagun Shah said that his experiences in Gateway have changed his educational career.
“I like that there are so many possibilities,” he said. “In Gateway, everything is really hands-on and you get to build so many things with your teammates and friends, it’s my favorite part of the day.”
The showcase allowed visitors to hear first-hand how PLTW programs are enhancing the Klein ISD vision by allowing students to explore a STEM pathway and, ultimately, find their purpose.