Jeff Haney from Holmes High School received the highest honor given to PLTW teachers – PLTW Outstanding Teacher – at the Project Lead The Way national conference – PLTW Summit.
“We are grateful to our teachers for their commitment to inspiring and empowering their students with the knowledge and transportable skills needed to thrive in our ever-changing world.” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Programs Officer David Greer. “The PLTW Outstanding Teachers are leaders in their classrooms and are inspiring the next generation of innovators. Haney is a model PTLW teacher.”
PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders are selected through a competitive nomination and selection process for their focus on empowering students to thrive in this evolving world. They have demonstrated a strong record of the following:
· Delivery of an inspiring and empowering student experience in the classroom; this includes success implementing high-quality PLTW programs and inspiring students to apply learning beyond the classroom.
· Expanded access to career learning for students in the school and community.
· Teacher leadership within the classroom, school, or district, using innovative methods to engage students in activity-, project-, problem-based learning, and active pursuit of professional and personal development.
Haney’s PLTW Biomedical Science class introduces high school students to medicine and human body systems, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, PLTW Biomedical Science students step into the roles of medical investigators, surgeons, microbiologists, geneticists, and biomedical engineers. The program’s collaborative, hands-on explorations inspire students to dream big and motivate them to make a real impact on those around them, while preparing them with the know-how and experience to make their life-changing ideas a reality.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.