McDevitt, Allison - Project Lead The Way

Welcome to
Project Lead the Way

with Mrs. McDevitt
(email is the best way to reach me)

WHAT IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) in Buncombe County Schools??  Find out here!
I am the Project Lead the Way (PLTWteacher in the CTE department at NBMS.  This means, I teach the middle school Gateway curriculum from PLTW.  I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2006, and have taught middle school students for 13 years. 

PLTW is part of a fun, challenging and exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum, full of relevance.  Problem-solving, real-world challenges, hands-on experiences, teamwork and communication are all a part of PLTW.

7th grade PLTW includes:
~Design and Modeling (DM)
~Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (CSIM)
~(condensed) Automation and Robotics (AR)

8th grade options:
1) PLTW - Engineering:
~Design and Modeling (CAD software)
~Automation and Robotics (focused on mechanisms) 

2) PLTW - Computer Science
~Automation and Robotics
~some CSIM

Supplies Needed:
-- Pencil
-- Your charged school issued computer 
-- headphones/earbuds on occasion

Wish list of community supplies:
Glue sticks
Tape - clear, masking, duct, electrical, painters
mini hot glue sticks
Loose leaf graph paper
 2016 drag race
Mrs. McDevitt with PLTW students
 my cute kids