Project Lead the Way Streamlines How Schools Buy Components
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A non-profit organization that helps schools add STEM curriculum to their courses has teamed up with an electronic components distributor to make their parts available to schools more efficiently. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) delivers professional development, content and project kits to K-12 member schools to bolster student learning in the areas of computer science, engineering and biomedical science.
The agreement with Digi-Key Electronics will streamline the purchase of equipment and supplies high schools, specifically, will need for their PLTW engineering activities. The new online ordering system enables schools to order directly from PLTW rather than having to order from each individual supplier.
"Digi-Key and PLTW share the desire to engage the hearts and minds of students through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education," said Digi-Key Executive Vice President Chris Beeson, in a prepared statement. "Working with PLTW continues our commitment to our academic program at all levels with a focus on developing students for STEM disciplines in their pursuit of higher education."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.