COURSE CODE: DM8476

Design and Modeling (PLTW)

SCED Code: 21015
Virginia Extended Description: DM
Suggested Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Duration: 9 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

In this unit, students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they've learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy. Only Project Lead the Way (PLTW) member schools with approved PLTW agreements are eligible to offer this course.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum guides and course competencies are only available to PLTW-affiliated schools through agreement with PLTW. To obtain additional information, contact: Project Lead The Way, 3939 Priority Way South Drive, Suite 400, Indianapolis IN 46240. Toll-free: 877-335-7589. Online: https://www.pltw.org

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
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Science and Mathematics
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