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INTRODUCTION<br />
Current Statistics PLTW:<br /><ul><li>350,000+ students,
4000+ school sites, (688 new 2011-12)
50 states & District of Columbia,
15,000 trained teachers (3,000 summer 2011)
100 university relationships/50 Affiliates</li></li></ul><li>Activities/Projects/Problems <br />Focused on Design Process<...
PLTW Aligns Key Learning Concepts to National Standards<br /><ul><li>National Science Education Standards
Principles and Standards of School Mathematics
Standards for Technological Literacy
Standards for English Language Arts
National Content Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology
National Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards
ABET, Inc. Accreditation Criteria</li></li></ul><li>High School ProgramPathway to Engineering<br />   Foundation Courses:<...
Principles Of Engineering (POE)</li></ul>   Specialization Courses:<br /><ul><li>Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Biotechnical Engineering (BE)
Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Digital Electronics (DE)</li></ul>   Capstone Course:<br /><ul><li>Engineering Design and Development (EDD)</li></ul>7<br />
High School Program<br />Biomedical Sciences<br /><ul><li>Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS) Human body systems a...
Human Body Systems (HBS) </li></ul>Build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin and play the role of biomedical professi...
Professional Development<br />Core Training: Summer Training Institute<br />
Virtual Academy Main Page<br />Online Update Training<br />Continuous Training: Virtual Academy <br />(to become the Colla...
Project Lead The WayandGalt High Schooland Academy of Engineering<br />
Ten Years of PLTW at Galt High School<br />Or<br />The long, slow story of how a program develops <br />with <br />lots of...
History Galt High’s BEST Academy<br />Fall 2001 Galt High School began PLTW Engineering program<br /><ul><li>PLTW national...
GHS has a full four year pathway for students in Engineering</li></ul>GHS became first certified PLTW campus in California...
Hear an endorsement from Joe Oakey
Visit Rancho Cordova High School Spring 2001
Get a $100,000 commitment from the school board</li></li></ul><li>
We start a program….<br />Summer 2001<br /><ul><li>Two of us go to training</li></ul>Me and IED in New York and Jim and IE...
But what about the lab??</li></li></ul><li>
Baby steps…………<br />Summer 2002<br />Another summer, another training.  This time it’s Digital Electronics in Big Rapids, ...
Certification<br />2002-2003<br />We decide to apply for certification<br />Don’t let this intimidate you<br />We get the ...
There’s good news and bad news…<br />Summer 2003<br />We add another class – Computer Integrated Manufacturing<br />We add...
Another Summer, another training…..<br />Summer 2004<br />Another summer, another training.  This time Civil Engineering a...
Two trainings / one summer….You’ve got to be kidding!<br />Summer 2005<br />Training for Computer Integrated Manufacturing...
And the program grows…..We add equipment, classes and even a teacher fall 2007<br />
A new school opens, new opportunities<br />Board Approval of Application 	  7/30/2007<br />CDE Award of Grant 	  10/2/2007...
Construction begins – but first, the walls come down…..<br />
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The Ins and Outs of Project Lead the Way

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The Ins and Outs of Project Lead the Way

  1. 1. Project Lead the Way <br />And <br />Academies of Engineering<br />A Success Story in Progress:<br />Understanding the process for implementing AOE in PLTW schools<br />Judith D'Amico<br />Director, Western Region<br />Project Lead The Way<br />jdamico@pltw.org<br />Debra Crane<br />Director, Instructor BEST Academy<br />Galt High School<br />dcrane@ghsd.k12.ca.us<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Current Statistics PLTW:<br /><ul><li>350,000+ students,
  5. 5. 4000+ school sites, (688 new 2011-12)
  6. 6. 50 states & District of Columbia,
  7. 7. 15,000 trained teachers (3,000 summer 2011)
  8. 8. 100 university relationships/50 Affiliates</li></li></ul><li>Activities/Projects/Problems <br />Focused on Design Process<br />Activities give the students what they need to traverse the “phases” in a design process. <br />Projects and Problems utilize the process itself.<br />5<br />Example of STL Standard 8 Benchmark H design process<br />
  9. 9. PLTW Aligns Key Learning Concepts to National Standards<br /><ul><li>National Science Education Standards
  10. 10. Principles and Standards of School Mathematics
  11. 11. Standards for Technological Literacy
  12. 12. Standards for English Language Arts
  13. 13. National Content Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology
  14. 14. National Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards
  15. 15. ABET, Inc. Accreditation Criteria</li></li></ul><li>High School ProgramPathway to Engineering<br /> Foundation Courses:<br /><ul><li>Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
  16. 16. Principles Of Engineering (POE)</li></ul> Specialization Courses:<br /><ul><li>Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  17. 17. Biotechnical Engineering (BE)
  18. 18. Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)
  19. 19. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  20. 20. Digital Electronics (DE)</li></ul> Capstone Course:<br /><ul><li>Engineering Design and Development (EDD)</li></ul>7<br />
  21. 21. High School Program<br />Biomedical Sciences<br /><ul><li>Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS) Human body systems and health conditions
  22. 22. Human Body Systems (HBS) </li></ul>Build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.<br /><ul><li>Medical Interventions (MI) </li></ul>Investigation of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.<br /><ul><li>Biomedical Innovation (BI) </li></ul>Design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century <br />
  23. 23. Professional Development<br />Core Training: Summer Training Institute<br />
  24. 24. Virtual Academy Main Page<br />Online Update Training<br />Continuous Training: Virtual Academy <br />(to become the Collaborative Portal—2011-12)<br />
  25. 25. Project Lead The WayandGalt High Schooland Academy of Engineering<br />
  26. 26. Ten Years of PLTW at Galt High School<br />Or<br />The long, slow story of how a program develops <br />with <br />lots of hope <br />and <br />lots of support<br />
  27. 27. History Galt High’s BEST Academy<br />Fall 2001 Galt High School began PLTW Engineering program<br /><ul><li>PLTW national non-profit developed curriculum to insure US high school students are successful in college engineering programs
  28. 28. GHS has a full four year pathway for students in Engineering</li></ul>GHS became first certified PLTW campus in California in 2003<br /><ul><li>Certification allows our students to qualify for college credit for high school courses</li></ul>January 2010 selected by NAF to become one of six Academies of Engineering in California. <br /><ul><li>BEST Academy was born.</li></ul>Fall 2010 Galt High School began the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program<br /><ul><li>GHS will add one new course / year to implement a full four year pathway for students in Biomedical Science</li></li></ul><li>We have a dream……<br />Fall 2000<br /><ul><li>We want computers for CAD – the district wants a comprehensive program to serve more than the CAD classes, so the research begins.
  29. 29. Hear an endorsement from Joe Oakey
  30. 30. Visit Rancho Cordova High School Spring 2001
  31. 31. Get a $100,000 commitment from the school board</li></li></ul><li>
  32. 32. We start a program….<br />Summer 2001<br /><ul><li>Two of us go to training</li></ul>Me and IED in New York and Jim and IED in Connecticut <br />Fall 2001<br /><ul><li>Uh-oh! Only one begins
  33. 33. But what about the lab??</li></li></ul><li>
  34. 34. Baby steps…………<br />Summer 2002<br />Another summer, another training. This time it’s Digital Electronics in Big Rapids, MI<br />
  35. 35. Certification<br />2002-2003<br />We decide to apply for certification<br />Don’t let this intimidate you<br />We get the “Gold Star”<br />
  36. 36. There’s good news and bad news…<br />Summer 2003<br />We add another class – Computer Integrated Manufacturing<br />We add another teacher – another “Jim”<br />
  37. 37. Another Summer, another training…..<br />Summer 2004<br />Another summer, another training. This time Civil Engineering and Architecture and yes…..<br />We now have training in San Diego!!<br />YES!!!<br />Two instructors / one student – you do the math………..<br />
  38. 38. Two trainings / one summer….You’ve got to be kidding!<br />Summer 2005<br />Training for Computer Integrated Manufacturing in Rochester, New York<br />Master Teacher for Civil Engineering and Architecture in San Diego, California<br />Master Teacher for CEA in San Diego<br />
  39. 39. And the program grows…..We add equipment, classes and even a teacher fall 2007<br />
  40. 40. A new school opens, new opportunities<br />Board Approval of Application 7/30/2007<br />CDE Award of Grant 10/2/2007 <br />Submission of Application for Funding to OPSC 10/30/2007 <br />Approval of Contract to Draw Architectural Plans 10/23/2008 <br />Final Plan Approval from DSA 4/27/2009 <br />Final Plan Approval from CDE 5/4/2009 <br />Additional Documentation for to OPSC 7/31/2009 <br />Approval of Final Plan Status by OPSC 9/30/2009 <br />All funding stops – Yikes!<br />Funds are released from the state 4/2010<br />Construction begins 4/29/2010 <br />
  41. 41. Construction begins – but first, the walls come down…..<br />
  42. 42. Finally! We have a shop..<br />
  43. 43. Next….<br /><ul><li>National Academy Foundation Academy of Engineering
  44. 44. Biomedical Science Program
  45. 45. Two new teachers 2010</li></ul>Principles of Engineering <br /> -Brooke Beckett<br />Principles of Biomedical Science <br /> –Traci Crawford<br /><ul><li>Another new teacher 2011</li></ul>Human Body Systems <br /> – Oscar Corona<br />
  46. 46. CST Data Overview<br />English Language Arts<br />All GHS Students All PLTW GHS Hispanic PLTW Hispanic<br />Mathematics<br />All GHS Students All PLTW GHS Hispanic PLTW Hispanic<br />Advanced<br />Proficient<br />Basic<br />Below Basic<br />Far Below<br />Advanced<br />Proficient<br />Basic<br />Below Basic<br />Far Below<br />Science<br />All GHS Students All PLTW GHS Hispanic PLTW Hispanic<br />Social Science<br />All GHS Students All PLTW GHS Hispanic PLTW Hispanic<br />Advanced<br />Proficient<br />Basic<br />Below Basic<br />Far Below<br />Advanced<br />Proficient<br />Basic<br />Below Basic<br />Far Below<br />
  47. 47. Why combine PLTW Biomedical and Engineering <br />into a single NAF Academy?….Both embed an understanding of implementing effective systems!<br /><ul><li>Biomedical Sciences
  48. 48. Design and build a pump
  49. 49. Dissection
  50. 50. Test their own hearts</li></ul>EKG, Heart Rate, Blood Rate<br /><ul><li>Engineering
  51. 51. Pick a item
  52. 52. Disassemble / measurements
  53. 53. Model
  54. 54. Innovate/New</li></ul>Students in both strands use the design process to create, test and design. <br />
  55. 55. BEST Academy – YOP<br />This school year (2010 – 2011) was our Year of Planning for BEST Academy<br />Tasks:<br /><ul><li>Identify teachers from core subjects to become part of academy structure
  56. 56. Develop curriculum to support themes of Engineering and Biomedical Science
  57. 57. Recruit students for academy
  58. 58. Bring together Advisory Board – including people from Industry, higher education and community.
  59. 59. This year’s freshman will be first official academy class
  60. 60. Internships June/July 2014
  61. 61. Graduation for first class – June 2015</li></li></ul><li>How we help students <br />plan for their future:<br />Who are our students?<br />Our academy is not designed for only the top students<br />All students may become part of our academy<br />We encourage under-represented populations to participate<br />Student focus:<br /><ul><li>College or University / Bachelor Degree
  62. 62. Community College / Associate or Technical Degree
  63. 63. Trades / Immediate employment</li></li></ul><li>
  64. 64. Why three national partners?<br />Same Goal, Different Specialized Abilities <br />
  65. 65. The Bottom Line<br /><ul><li>Curriculum
  66. 66. Relevant
  67. 67. Rigorous
  68. 68. Time
  69. 69. To Teach
  70. 70. To Learn</li></li></ul><li>New PLTW Initiative:Innovation Portal—iPortalhttp://iportalpilot.weebly.com/index.htmlTo promote , expand and highlight original design work of students, To build a bridge between K-12 and post-secondary efforts.<br />
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  74. 74. Engineering Design Process Portfolio Rubric <br />Component I: Identifying, Articulating, and Justifying a Problem <br />Element A: Identification and definition of the problem <br />Element B: Justification of the problem <br />Element C: Documentation and analysis of past and current solution attempts <br />Element D: Identification, definition, and justification of solution design goals, parameters and constraints<br />Component II: Generating an Original Solution <br />Element E: Demonstration of design process thinking and analysis <br />Element F: Application of mathematics, science, and engineering principles Element G: Demonstration of design viability <br />Component III: Constructing a Testable Prototype or Process <br />Element H:Demonstration of sufficiency of prototype design process <br />Element I: Demonstration of sufficiency of final prototype iteration <br />Element J: Demonstration of sufficiency of testing <br />Component IV: Analyzing Test Data <br />Element K:Analysis of the design based on testing <br />Element L: Documentation of end user and stakeholder evaluation (external evaluation) <br />Component V: Reflecting and Formulating Recommendations <br />Element M: Reflection on the project design <br />Element N: Presentation of designer’s recommendations <br />Component VI: Documenting and Presenting the Project <br />Element O: Presentation of the project portfolio <br />Element P: Writing like an Engineer<br />Dr. Leigh Abts<br />Assessment Expert and consultant<br />Dr. Gail Goldberg<br />Jay McTighe<br />
  75. 75. UNIVERSITY AFFILIATES<br />Arkansas Tech University<br />California State Polytechnic University <br />California State University, East Bay <br />Duke University <br />Eastern Michigan University<br />Florida State University Panama City<br />Georgia Southern University <br />Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis <br />Iowa State University <br />Milwaukee School of Engineering <br />Missouri University of Science & Technology <br />NHTI, Concord’s Community College <br />New Mexico State University <br />Northwestern State University of Louisiana <br />Oklahoma State University <br />Old Dominion University <br />Oregon Institute of Technology <br />Penn State University <br />Purdue University <br />Rochester Institute of Technology <br />Rowan University <br />San Diego State University<br />San Jose State University<br />Seattle University<br />Sinclair Community College<br />St. Cloud State University <br />Stevenson University <br />University of Alaska Anchorage <br />University of Colorado at Colorado Springs<br />University of Illinois <br />University of Iowa <br />University of Kentucky<br />University of Maryland at Baltimore County<br />University of Minnesota<br />University of New Haven <br />University of Nebraska – Lincoln <br />University of South Carolina <br />University of Tennessee at Chattanooga<br />University of Texas at Tyler<br />Utah Valley University <br />Washington State University, Spokane <br />West Virginia University <br />Wichita State University <br />Worcester Polytechnic Institute<br />Our new Biomedical Sciences Affiliates are:<br />University of South Carolina<br />Milwaukee School of Engineering<br />University of Kentucky<br />Oklahoma University<br />Our new Engineering Affiliate is:<br />Florida State University Panama City<br />
  76. 76. Thank you!<br />Debra Crane<br />Director, Instructor BEST Academy<br />Galt High School<br />dcrane@ghsd.k12.ca.us<br />Judith D'Amico<br />Director, Western Region<br />Project Lead The Way judith@pltw.org<br />Questions?<br />Thank you for being here!!<br />

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