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Distance Learning Guidance: Project Lead The Way Gateway (Middle School)


  • In a full distance learning model, students will meet with their teachers in real-time, following their school schedule, to receive direct instruction. This support will allow them to master the content for this course.
  • Professional development will be provided for teachers to adapt traditional classroom instruction to an online model at the systemic professional development day on August 26, 2020. Follow-up and additional training sessions regarding use of online platforms will be available.
  • Classes will follow the students’ school schedules on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Programmatic Support

  • Students will meet with their teachers in real-time to receive direct instruction. They will also be able to access recordings of lessons in order to revisit content they would like to review.
  • The Department of Career and Technical Education has gathered additional resources to assist teachers in transitioning to online instruction. (See Resources for Distance Learning.)
  • The Program Coordinator and Instructional Specialist will be available to assist teachers in adapting their lessons and instructional strategies for online instruction.
  • Supplies will be provided to students.

Program and Scheduling Considerations

  • Students will need to attend their classes as scheduled, be active participants, complete all classwork, projects, and formative and summative assessments. Students may be required to attend full sessions on Wednesdays to participate in experiential learning activities or complete hands-on activities and assignments.
  • Teachers are expected to use class time for whole group and small group instruction as well as to provide group and independent classwork and project-based learning.

Resources for Distance Learning





Project Lead the Way Curriculum Page

The link provides access to the PLTW Gateway curriculum., manuals, guides, and instructional resources. Both teachers and students must log-in to the proprietary curriculum. Newly created PLTW Gateway Distance Learning curriculum enhancements are embedded in the instructional method and delivery platform that will provide alternative activities that will be hands-on and engaging for students.