Wheatland Center School District awarded $30,000 Project Lead the Way grant

The Wheatland Center School District has received a $30,000 grant from Project Lead the Way to fund the school’s Gateway to Technology program.

District administrator Jason Tadlock said he believes the grant may be the first of its kind for a Wisconsin K-8 school district. More typically Project Lead the Way grants are awarded to middle and high schools.

While initially the program the fund will grant will be used for upper grads, Tadlock said he anticipates the program eventually reaching fifth grade at Wheatland.

The program will require the training of a one teacher and will be implemented as part of the science curriculum at Wheatland, Tadlock explained.

The program has modules that introduce students to instruction in areas such as computer c3-D modeling, robotics and flight.

“It’s really going to give them an excellent hands on experience to learn science,” Tadlock said.

Tadlock said one of the more exciting aspects for him is the boost students in the program elsewhere have seen in problem-solving skills.

More information about Project Lead the Way is available here.


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