The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center is one of only 15 programs in Maryland to earn Distinguished School 2017-18 designation for its PLTW high school program. This designation is awarded to schools that provide broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through Project Lead The Way programs in Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering.
The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in PLTW programs. Through the PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge, as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives on any career path they take.
PLTW Computer Science
David Starkey, Instructor
The PLTW Computer ScienceTM interdisciplinary courses engage students in compelling, real-world computer science challenges. As students work together to design solutions, they learn more than just how to code, developing computational thinking and communication skills for our increasingly technology-based economy.
PLTW Biomedical Science
Brendan Gallagher and Kathy Wojcik, Instructors
PLTW Biomedical ScienceTM introduces high school students to medicine and human body systems, as well as the wide array of biomedical science careers. Throughout the program, students take on the same real-world challenges as biomedical science professionals, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields.
Cathy Frock, James Matalavage, Jen Sanders, and Scott Tobias, Instructors
PLTW EngineeringTM empowers high school students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset. Students engage in collaborative, real-life activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, and exploring algae as a biofuel source.