Project Lead the Way: A Proven, Standards-based Curricular Program for Engineering and Biomedical Career Pathways

Presentation Files: 
Presentation Category: 
Career Pathways/ Industry Sectors
Presentation Description: 
Project Lead the Way offers standards-based curriculum and rigorous professional development to middle schools and high schools. Partnerships are created between middle schools, high schools, post-secondary institutions and industry to offer a seamless educational pathway for students interested in engineering and biomedical careers. Students taking Project Lead the Way courses will demonstrate their work and representives from a number of institutions will present their experience with the program.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Dr. Duane Crum
California State Leader
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Dr. Bruce Westermo
Affiliate Driector
San Diego State University
Additional Presenter 2
Additional Presenter 2: 
Rendee Dore
Engr. Outreach Coordinator
San Jose State University
Additional Presenter 3
Additional Presenter 3: 
Judy D'Amico
Project Lead the Way

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance