Madison Local School District's Industrial Technology Education Department's mission is to provide students with successful experiences in various exploratory activities related to their interests and to help students prepare themselves for post secondary options and careers related to engineering, design, physical and/or graphic art, manufacturing and trades through STEM programs like Project Lead the Way. Project Lead the Way's curriculum is recommended by the Ohio Department of Education.
Industrial Technology Education classes merges the knowledge from math, science, social studies, language arts, and art into practical applications and problem solving activities. Explore your technolgical world!
"Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.
STEM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders -- the students of today -- must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world.
STEM education programs like the one offered by PLTW engage students in activities-, projects-, and problem-based (APPB) learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences. Students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. They're also exposed to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences." - PLTW