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Principles of Engineering
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Josh Elliott
About Me
• Josh Elliott
• [email protected]
• 12th year Teaching
• 10th in Neshaminy
• Lead Teacher and Department Chairperson
• 7th grade soccer and 8th grade softball coach at
Sandburg Middle School
• Teacher for the Summer STEM Academy
What is PLTW?
• Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading
provider of rigorous and innovative Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) education curricular programs used in
middle and high schools across the U.S.
What is PLTW?
• STEM education is at the heart of today’s hightech, high-skill global economy. For America to
remain economically competitive, our next
generation of leaders -- the students of today - must develop the critical-reasoning and
problem-solving skills that will help make
them the most productive in the world.
What is PLTW?
• PLTW engage students in activities-, projects-,
and problem-based learning, which provides
hands-on classroom experiences. Students
create, design, build, discover, collaborate and
solve problems while applying what they learn
in math and science.
What is PLTW?
• PLTW's comprehensive curriculum for
engineering has been collaboratively designed
by PLTW teachers, university educators,
engineering professionals and school
administrators to promote critical thinking,
creativity, innovation and real-world problem
solving skills in students.
What is PLTW?
• More than 4,700 schools in all 50 states and
the District of Columbia are offering PLTW
courses to their students in the 2012-13
school year. In addition, PLTW trains more
than 3,000 teachers each year to instruct its
engaging, rigorous STEM education
curriculum.
Principles of Engineering (POE)
Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this
survey course exposes students to major concepts
they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering
course of study.
Principles of Engineering (POE)
They develop problem-solving skills and apply their
knowledge of research and design to create
solutions to various challenges, document their
work and communicate solutions.
POE Topics
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Mechanisms
Energy Sources
Energy Applications
Machine Control
Fluid Power
Statics
Material Testing
Statistics
Kinematics

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