Elementary Schools Named Distinguished Schools

Elementary Schools Named Distinguished Schools for STEM and Career Learning Programs
Posted on 05/19/2020
PLTWAll five Seaman School District elementary schools are being recognized as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. Elmont, Logan, Northern Hills, North Fairview, and West Indianola are five of just 404 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.

“Our students are learning by doing through hands-on experiences,” said Megan Nussbaum, Director of Innovation for USD 345. “When you walk into one of our PLTW classrooms, you will find students highly engaged in projects with the teacher facilitating, not presenting or demonstrating. Our kids are encouraged to be creative and to learn from mistakes; we call this lost art failing forward. This recognition highlights the commitment of our district to empower students to take charge of their own learning through the rigorous and relevant curriculum.” Seaman School District offers a variety of PLTW courses in middle and high school as well.

Studies show that students decide as early as elementary school whether they like, and think they are good at, math, and science. PLTW Launch allows students to engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects through engaging projects.

“It is a great honor to recognize Seaman School District for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

Seaman School District is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities.

PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.