Pinecrest Academy Adopts Project Lead the Way:
Earlier this year, the principals of Pinecrest Academy of Nevada voted to adopt Project Lead the Way (PLTW) as their major resource for STEM education. Principal O’Dowd and Assistant Principal Bailey from the Inspirada campus became certified trainers for PLTW and conducted their first training last week for all STEM Teachers across the Pinecrest system. Students in grades K-4 will begin their first PLTW module in the STEM classroom during the remainder of this school year. Classroom teachers will receive training at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year and will start using these materials in the general education classrooms as well. Two teachers from Middle School will receive training this summer on semester long electives entitled Medical Detectives and Flight & Space. We are excited to begin implementing PTLW at Pinecrest Inspirada!