August 18, 2017

$20,000 Cargill Foundation Project Lead the Way STEM Grant Awarded to Bloomington Lutheran School

Bloomington Lutheran School is thrilled to announce the launch of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program! Bloomington Lutheran School was awarded a $20,000 grant, funded through the Cargill Foundation, to implement two PLTW Gateway middle school STEM programs. The first unit, called Design and Modeling, is being taught to 112 students in grades 5-8 this school year. Automation and Robotics will be implemented with grades 6-8 in the fall of 2016. PLTW Gateway provides students with exciting, challenging, 21st Century learning opportunities. Students in Grades 5-8 learn STEM as they work through real-world problems and scenarios. Project Lead the Way’s engaging curriculum is designed to develop the following skills in students – the ability to problem solve, think critically, innovate, communicate and collaborate. Students and teachers in grades five through eight at Bloomington Lutheran School are extremely thankful for the generosity of the Cargill Foundation in awarding this grant!