TechnologyWelcome to New Paltz Middle School Technology* Important information *All work and information has shifted over to your child's google classroom. Please have your child check their email for google classroom codes, and reply to them. All classwork will also be completed through google classroom. If you wish to join the class as a parent please email me.Mark Pizzarello Technology EducationNew Paltz Middle School196 Main StreetNew Paltz, NY 12561845-256-4200
The PLTW Gateway To Technology (GTT) program features a project-based curriculum designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. They envision, design and test their ideas with the same advanced modeling software used by companies like Lockheed Martin, Intel and Sprint. They study Mechanical, Architectural and Computer Science Engineering. Students also explore the importance of energy, including innovative ways to reduce, conserve and produce it using solar, thermal and wind power. The knowledge that students gain and the skills they build from GTT create a strong foundation for further Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning in high school and beyond.
Throughout GTT, students acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, teamwork and innovation, as well as explore STEM careers.
GTT, intended for grades six through eight, is designed to spark an interest in STEM subjects and prepare students for further study in high school.