Project Lead the Way Showcase Night tonight

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CHESAPEAKE — From 6:30-7:30 p.m. tonight in the Chesapeake High School cafeteria, Collins Career Center is hosting a “Project Lead the Way Showcase Night” to highlight the work being accomplished by Chesapeake middle and high school students.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) allows students to experience careers in biomedical science and engineering. This event is an opportunity for parents to learn more about this educational experience.

“PLTW is the largest STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in the United States,” Matt Monteville, coordinator of satellite programs at Collins Career and Technical Center, said. “There are 6,500 school districts offering this problem and project-based curriculum.”

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The Lawrence County program was originated and is conducted by Collins Career Center in the Chesapeake, Dawson-Bryant, Ironton, Rock Hill and South Point school districts in grades eight through 12. PLTW has been part of the Chesapeake district for more than a decade.

Monteville said there will be showcases at other schools in the future.