Statistics and Highlights

S&T Summer Teacher Training

  • 2019: Trained 752 teachers in thirty-two (32) core training sessions hosted by Missouri S&T at the Kansas City Regional Hub. Four (4) additional sessions were held in the surrounding area at PLTW partner sites- Garmin, Burns & McDonnell, Cerner, and Commerce Bank.
  • 2018: Thirty-five (35) core training sessions (700+ teachers) were provided by Missouri S&T, in Rolla, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Lee’s Summit
  • 2017: Trained 600+ teachers (total seats) - Training sites at S&T, Kansas City, St. Louis
    • 2016: Trained 562 teachers (total seats) - Training sites at S&T, St. Louis, Lee’s Summit, Camdenton and Blue Springs
    • 2015:  Trained 470 teachers (total seats)
    • 2014:  Trained 344 teachers (total seats)
    • 2013:  Trained 195 teachers (total seats)
      • Trained over 2,800 teachers in 12 years at MO S&T (2006-2018)
      • S&T is one of just a small number of affiliates who train teachers in all PLTW programs:

HS Engineering, Biomedical Science and Computer Science, Middle School (Gateway), and Elementary (Launch).

  • S&T was the first affiliate to offer both Engineering and Biomedical Science

 

S&T Pre-Service Teacher Education

  • S&T was one of two universities selected as a pilot to develop a teacher training program as part of the pre-service education. This program has now become the model for other universities across the nation to provide university students with the “PLTW Launch Teacher Credential.”

 

PLTW in Missouri Schools

  • 825 Schools (high, middle and elementary schools in 2019-20)
  • 911 Programs (currently 2020-21 school year)
  • 1,750,000+ students in MO (K-12) have access to PLTW
  • 6,000+ PLTW Teachers in Missouri (as of 2018-19 school year)
    • 56 PLTW Missouri Master Teachers (instructors who facilitate Teacher Core Training)

 

PLTW Growth in Missouri

  • 82 new programs for 2019-2020 school year
  • 127 new programs for 2018-2019 school year
  • 162 new programs for 2017-18 school year
  • 178 new programs for 2016-17 school year
  • 135 new programs for 2015-16 school year
  • 118 new programs for 2014-15 school year
  • 57 new programs for 2013-14 school year

Missouri Programs (911) – PLTW is in 85 counties (see map below)

 

  • 128 BMS (high school) [118, 2018-19]
  • 109 CS (high school) [91, 2018-19]
  • 267 Launch (elementary school) [258, 2018-19]
  • 172 ENG (high school) [165, 2018-19]
  • 235 Gateway (middle school) [208, 2018-19]

 

S&T/PLTW Engagement in STEM Statewide Activities

  • Platinum Sponsor of KC STEM and STEMSTL outreach and support to educators, business partners, and organizations in greater KC and St. Louis, Champion & Community Sponsor of MO Math/Science Coalition
  • Platinum Sponsor MAESP (Missouri Academy Elementary & Secondary Principals)
  • S&T hosts Future Health Professionals (HOSA) state leadership conferences and state competitions on S&T campus
  • S&T hosts FIRST Tech Challenge and VEX Robotics state championships on S&T campus
    • Co-sponsor Kansas City and St. Louis area PLTW Engineering and Biomedical Science Capstone Showcases
    • Host various professional development workshops for Missouri PLTW network
    • Involved with/supporting of Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Workshops
    • Six Flags/PLTW Math, Science & Engineering Day Competition. PLTW Day at Silver Dollar City
      • Higher Education State Funding (16-17): $150K to add PLTW, targeting ten counties (Dent, Texas, Shannon, Carter, Wayne, Butler, Ripley, Oregon, Howell, Douglas)

 

2020-21 National Project Lead The Way Stats

  • More than15,000 programs
  • More than 12,500 schools in all 50 states and District of Columbia
  • More than 5.0 million students
  • Since PLTW began in 1997, 85,500 teachers have been trained

 

Participating Counties

County Map 85 6-24-20
  • Adair County
  • Andrew County
  • Atchison County
  • Audrain County
  • Barry County
  • Bates County
  • Benton County
  • Boone County
  • Buchanan County
  • Butler County
  • Caldwell County
  • Callaway County
  • Camden County
  • Cape Girardeau County
  • Carroll County
  • Carter County
  • Cass County
  • Christian County
  • Clay County
  • Clinton County
  • Cole County
  • Cooper County
  • Crawford County
  • Daviess County
  • DeKalb County
  • Franklin County
  • Gasconade County
  • Gentry County
  • Greene County
  • Henry County
  • Holt County
  • Howell County
  • Jackson County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Johnson County
  • Knox County
  • Laclede County
  • Lafayette County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lincoln County
  • Livingston County
  • Madison County
  • Maries County
  • Marion County
  • McDonald County
  • Miller County
  • Moniteau County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • New Madrid County
  • Newton County
  • Nodaway County
  • Oregon County
  • Osage County
  • Perry County
  • Pettis County
  • Phelps County
  • Pike County
  • Platte County
  • Polk County
  • Pulaski County
  • Ralls County
  • Ray County
  • Reynolds County
  • Ripley County
  • Saint Charles County
  • Saint Francois County
  • Saint Louis County
  • Saint Louis City
  • Saint Genevieve County
  • Saline County
  • Schuyler County
  • Scott County
  • Shelby County
  • Stoddard County
  • Stone County
  • Sullivan County 
  • Texas County
  • Vernon County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Webster County
  • Wright County