Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) middle school program, Gateway
To Technology (GTT), is a project-based program designed to
challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle
school students. Taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic
curriculum, the program is divided into independent units. GTT
schools are required to offer at minimum Design and Modeling
and Automation and Robotics. In Automation and Robotics students
learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine
automation and computer control systems. Design and Modeling
focuses on solid modeling software as part of the design process.
Students will also learn about Energy and the Environment and
investigate the importance of energy in everyday life.