White Pine Receives Grant to Start Computer Science Program

The following is a press release from White Pine Charter School.

AMMON – White Pine Charter School has announced that a partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) will support a computer science program at White Pine STEM Academy. This opportunity is made possible through PLTW, a non-profit organization that provides transformative STEM-based learning experiences for K-12 students. White Pine joins more than 12,200 schools across the United States, providing opportunities for a brighter future for all students.

WPSA will use the grant to cover costs associated with starting its PLTW program.

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, White Pine STEM Academy will offer computer science courses, including a cybersecurity course. PLTW programs provide hands-on learning opportunities from the first day of kindergarten through senior grade. Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand portable skills – such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication. PLTW provides exposure and career exploration opportunities to help students learn the practices and use the tools employed by industry professionals.

“PLTW is proud to partner with White Pine Charter School to inspire students to excel in math and science,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “Together, we are empowering millions of young people to become inspired problem solvers. We are passionate about equipping the next generation of students with the in-demand, real-world knowledge and skills they need to go further, whatever path they choose.

PLTW programs also include professional development opportunities that provide teachers with the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students, as well as cohort-based collaborative opportunities that create professional learning communities. durable. Through PLTW Core Training, teachers will discover best-in-class experiences that will keep them at the forefront of how to prepare students for the demands of tomorrow.

For more information about White Pine Charter School’s PLTW program, contact Mark Olsen at 208-745-1020 or [email protected]

Ryan H. Bowman