Elementary STEM

  • Since the 2014-2015 school year, District 47 has provided STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) opportunities to students at the elementary level in partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). On their website, PLTW states that it strives to “create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive.” For our Kindergarten through 5th grade students, we utilize the PLTW Launch program. The PLTW Launch program encourages exploration, play-based learning and discovery. Within the STEM classroom, students employ and develop their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance, creativity, and citizenship. 


    STEM chart