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STEM

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education curricular programs used in schools.  PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities, and professionals. PLTW's comprehensive curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. 

"Our graduates walk away with knowledge that some only acquire in their second or third year of college.  Not only do we strive to maintain a practical, hands-on curriculum, but we take it a step further by offering our students an opportunity to partake in a medical internship of sorts.  They shadow a physician for a month in the field they're thinking of pursuing and are able to apply what they've learned thus far and learn from the skills and expertise of some of Miami's best surgeons and doctors.  Not only do 90% of our biomed students score well above the national average on tests, but they may receive college recognition for their participation in this program."
          ~ Ms. Janet Mantecon
            PLTW Biomedical Engineering Department

"Riviera's exemplary biomedical program has not only taken me into the medical field, but it has taught me to think critically as if I were a doctor. The program has also given me a taste of the rigor of the medical field, and the joy of dedicating my time to science."
          ~ Meagyn Del Rey,
             Class of 2016

"Personally, I want to be involved with computer science, and taking this class helps me learn about the different coding languages and the history of computer sciences. This shows how computer science has changed throughout the years."
             ~ Daniel Correa-Manzor
                Graduate, Class of 2015


 

 

 

STEM PROGRAM EXPANDS FROM K - 12

We are now excited to introduce PLTW to our students in kindergarten through grade 5.  With Project Lead the Way Launch, students will attend PLTW classes weekly receiving instruction and guidance in solving situational and age-appropriate investigations, blending computer science, engineering, biomedical science, physical science, and math. Students will explore the worlds of light and sound, structure and function, forces, robotics and animation, animal adaptations, and properties of matter.  They will understand the nature of our Planet Earth, the functions of each organ of the human body, and how to design and create a playground structure that will protect us from ultraviolet radiation. Students will be immersed in activities involving critical and creative thinking, developing team building skills, and diving into new and exciting challenges.