Welcome to the 2016/17 School Year!

Dear Parents and Students,

This is going to be such an exciting year and we cannot wait to get started! My name is Kelly Wheeler and I am our School’s Project Lead the Way Coordinator.  I teach the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Workshops for our Red and White Track Students.  Mr. Ted Badillo will be teaching the K -2 PLTW workshops and I will be teaching 3 -5 workshops.  I am excited to share that this year we will be offering the complete PLTW Launch program for all elementary students.  We will be offering four modules per grade level, 2 Engineering, 1 Biomedical, and 1 Computer Science.


Through PLTW your student will learn how to solve problems like an engineer, using the Engineering Design Process and learn how to encounter a problem with an inquisitive mind, asking the questions that will guide their design. They will be encouraged to explore a variety of solutions and come to find that there is usually more than one way to solve a difficult problem. Students will learn to truly collaborate with each other to create the most dynamic solution and will be amazed to see what great problem-solvers they truly are! We are looking forward to an amazing year!


Mrs. Wheeler and Mr. Ted Badillo

kwheeler@sra.mn   tbadillo@sra.mn