Project Lead The Way
Little Flower students in Kindergarten through 8th grade engage in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program called Project Lead The Way. Scecina currently uses the Biomedical coursework of this program and has had great success with it. The program provides curricular kits, 4 each in grades K-5, and multiple options for middle school and high school. Each kit provides materials, hands-on problems/projects for students, and instructional guidance and professional development for teachers. As their website states:
PLTW students engage in hands-on activities, projects, and problems that are reflective of real-world challenges. This compelling, real-world approach empowers students to learn essential, in-demand skills validated by the world’s leading companies, while also providing an invaluable connection between what students are learning in the classroom today and how it applies to the paths they’ll take in the future.