The South Dakota Board of Education recognized two Project Lead the Way programs at its meeting last month. Both programs recently earned PLTW certification.
The Canton School District’s PLTW program was certified in engineering. The Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education Academy was certified in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.
Project Lead the Way partners with schools to provide a rigorous and relevant STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love of learning.
To earn certification, a school must meet rigorous standards. Once certified, students have the opportunity to earn college credit for work done in that program.
Congratulations to Canton and Sioux Falls! To learn more about PLTW in South Dakota, click here.