Glencoe-Silver Lake Elementary Schools Honored 20 Mar 18

(Glencoe, Minnesota) – Lakeside and Lincoln Elementary schools in the GS-L School District announced today (Tuesday) that they have been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students for their STEM and career learning program.

Only 97 elementary schools across the U.S. receive this honor.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.

“When students understand how STEM education is relevant to their lives they get excited. Creating excitement is what PLTW does on a regular basis and the reason our students are successful,” said Lincoln Principal Bill Butler.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Lakeside and Lincoln had to offer at least two PLTW Launch modules at each grade level and have more than 75 percent of the student body participating during the 2016-17 school year.

Studies show that students decide as early as elementary school whether they like, and think they are good at, math and science.

Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects.

“It is a great honor to recognize Lakeside and Lincoln for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

Lakeside and Lincoln are part of a community of K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities.

For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, click here.