Project Lead the Way hosts educational summit

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By Bridgett Ellison - Anchor

ORLANDO, Fla - Some local students got the chance to share how Project Lead The Way is positively impacting their educational experience at the group's annual education summit.
 
Every year, Project Lead the Way brings students and educators from PLTW schools across the country to gather in order to share ideas on their problem-solving approach to learning. This was the first year Orlando hosted the summit.
 
This year, students from Timber Creek High were honored to present some of their work at the summit.
 
"It (PLTW) does career training, teaches us things like lab skills, how to culture bacteria, also how to present in front of an audience, how to talk to people, how to sell scientific research, how to write research papers," senior Daniel Wu explained.
 
 "I presented about our school's robotics team, and we have three teams now, and this year we started our first girls' robotics team," senior Samantha Ashby said.
 
At the summit, students also provide feedback and help inspire future lab and curriculum ideas alongside educators.
 
 "We went up there to tell the teachers why they do what they do and why they're important. In doing so, we're not only giving them a little bit of satisfaction, a little bit of credibility from their teaching pursuit, but also giving them a little bit of inspiration," Wu said.
 
To learn more about the PLTW schools in our area, check out this link: Https://www.Pltw.Org/experience-pltw/school-locator​

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