PLTW-Project Lead The Way
Digital Electronics (DE) year/1.0 This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Project Lead The Way course Gateway Technical College This course is designed for 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students. Students will greatly increase their knowledge in electronics as it pertains to digital circuitry design and construction. This course is a must for students seeking a career pathway in the highly recruited field of electronics and computer technology. Students will apply math principles to solve digital circuitry problems in design. Students will learn about logic gates, clocks, counters, flip-flops, multiplexers, segment displays, and programmable GALS, while designing digital circuitry. Lab work will consist of designing circuits using MultiSim electronic circuit simulation and electronic digital breadboarding.
- Analyze and interpret ways in which political, cultural, social, and psychological concepts are explored in the world of electronics
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Circuit Design Software (CDS) and a Digital Logic Board (DLB) to simulate and prototype combinational logic designs implemented with programmable logic
- Demonstrate and explain the difference between active high and active low signals
Principles of Engineering (POE) is a year long transcripted Project Lead The Way course designed for 10th, 11th or 12th grade students. This survey course exposes students to major concepts they will encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. This course will fulfill the physical science credit for graduation. Topics include mechanisms, electricity, energy, robotics, statics, materials, and kinematics. They will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. Accelerated credit is available to students upon successful completion of a PLTW portfolio at the end of either or both semesters. An end of the year assessment, which when passed and accompanied with a portfolio, serves as an AP credit at most accredited universities within the United States. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.
This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Project Lead The Way course Students work in teams to develop computational thinking and solve problems. This course covers the College Board’s new CS Principles framework. The course does not aim to teach mastery of a single programming language but aims instead to develop computational thinking, to generate excitement about the field of computing, and to introduce computational tools that foster creativity. The course also aims to build students’ awareness of the tremendous demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills. Each unit focuses on one or more computationally intensive career paths. The course aims to engage students to consider issues raised by the present and future societal impact on computing. Accelerated credit is available to students upon successful completion of a PLTW portfolio at the end of either or both semesters. An end of the assessment, which when passed and accompanied with the portfolio, serves as an AP credit at most accredited universities within the United States.
- Students will create original code, read, and modify code provided from other sources
- Students will use programs to demonstrate a working knowledge of popular computer fields such as cybersecurity, web development, and information technology
- Students will examine very large data sets tied to themselves as well as to areas of work and society. By learning a variety of data visualization techniques and working to recognize opportunities to apply algorithmic thinking and automation when considering questions that have answers embedded in data
- Students are challenged to explore the assumptions and parameters built into several simulations and to attach meaning to the results. Having explored a few applications of intelligent behavior emerging from algorithmic components, students reflect on the current and future state of artificial intelligence
Introduction to Engineering Dersign (IED) is a transcripted yearlong course that Project Lead The Way designed for 9th through 12th grade students. The major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their course work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is a year long transcripted Project Lead The Way capstone course. Students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Students will have access to the FAB Lab, Woods Lab, and Metals Lab. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.