K-12 Programs The Gateway Project
“By meeting real, working engineers, students will gain a deeper understanding of what engineering is - and a few may have memorable experiences that will directly impact their future career choices.” - Charlie Corley, Director of Technology, Winchester High School, Winchester, MA
The Gateway to Engineering and Technology Education project involves a community of Massachusetts school district leaders in sharing best practices, experiencing hands-on engineering activities, and helping each other solve problems in order to implement the state's K-12 technology/engineering standards. The Institute of Museum and Library Services provided a half-million dollar grant for us to support 50 school district leadership teams over the first three years. Participant district leadership teams collaborated during summer institutes, call-back days and online forums with other Gateway teams.
Today, with subsequent support from an anonymous donor, a network of over 65 MA school-district leadership teams has focused on implementing the state's technology-engineering standards via the NCTL's Gateway project. The program has reached nearly 300 teachers and administrators and over 379,000 students (about 40% of MA public school enrollment).
- Gateway Project Summer Institute: Frequently Asked Questions
- Gateway School Districts
- Report on the Work of the First Ten Gateway Teams
This Gateway model is being used in a partnership with Maine Math and Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and "Transformation 2013": Education Service Center (ESC) Region 13 - Austin (TX) and ESC Region 20 - San Antonio (TX).
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