Project Lead the Way

SARAH SCHURMANN
(952) 567 8018 | sschurmann@swmetro.k12.mn.us
Intro to Engineering Design 

CHRISTINA GRANT

(952) 567-8054 | cgrant@swmetro.k12.mn.us 
Principles of Engineering 

Project Lead The Way's approach, called activities-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning, centers on hands-on, real-world projects that help students understand how the information and skills they are learning in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. 

INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED)
1 SEMESTER 
Drawing and 3D computer design modeling of objects using Autodesk Inventor 13 software. Students design 2 projects of their choosing. This is an introductory course which develops engineering design problem-solving skills. Students focus on the application and visualization process of a product and how a model of that product is produced using a CAD system. This Engineering Design class is recommended as the first Project Lead The Way class in the sequence of pre-engineering courses.

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE)
1 SEMESTER
This course exposes students to major concepts they'll encounter in a post-secondary course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics. Students develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.




PLTW's curriculum is standards-based, yet flexible and customizable so that schools and school districts can meet their curricular needs.

PLTW Pathway to Engineering (PTE) is a four-year high school sequence taught in conjunction with traditional math and science courses. PTE's courses provide students with in-depth, hands-on knowledge of engineering and technology-based careers.




ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS 

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN
3 Credits | St.  Cloud Technical Community College
3 Credits | St. Cloud State University 
3 Credits | Normandale Community College


PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING 
2 Credits | Anaka-Ramsey Community College
3 Credits | St. Cloud Technical & Community College
3 Credits | St. Cloud State University
3 Credits | Normandale Community College