Middle School STEM Programs
NCPS has officially adopted a new STEM program for the 7-8th grade junior high students. The Gateway to Technology (GTT) program will begin its implementation next fall (2013) for all 7th and 8th grade students.
The PLTW GTT program features a project-based curriculum designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. They envision, design and test their ideas with the same advanced modeling software used by companies like Lockheed Martin, Intel and Sprint. They study mechanical and computer control systems; think robotics and automation. Students also explore the importance of energy, including innovative ways to reduce, conserve and produce it using solar, thermal and wind power. The knowledge that students gain and the skills they build from GTT create a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond.
Courses Taught at NCPS
Automation and Robotics (AR)
Design and Modeling (DM)
Instructor: Mrs. Mindy Jacobsen
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NCPS PLTW Student Engineering Career Brochure
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