Project Lead The Way Chooses Canvas by Instructure for its Learning Platform
More than 10,500 teachers from 4,700 schools in America teach PLTW courses
SALT LAKE CITY, March 28, 2013 – Project Lead The Way has chosen to use Canvas by Instructure as its learning platform to deliver its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum. Today PLTW is the leader in providing STEM education to middle and high schools within the U.S. More than 10,500 teachers from 4,700 schools have been trained in teaching PLTW curriculum.
“What we discovered in Canvas is more than a system. We discovered a company that is interested in growing with us,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, president and CEO of Project Lead The Way. “Canvas will allow us to provide our curriculum anytime, anywhere.”
PLTW is making improvements in its information technology infrastructure to better serve its network of schools, teachers, and students. Previously, PLTW provided written documents that teachers would download to teach the STEM courses. Now the learning activities are embedded directly into Canvas, from videos to group exercises because the Canvas platform is flexible and allows the teacher to define the learning experience.
“The Canvas platform is the exact right matchup for Project Lead The Way,” said Josh Coates, CEO at Instructure. “The innovation in our platform, the openness of it, the flexibility of it - it’s a perfect marriage with the type of content that Project Lead The Way has developed and is continuing to develop.”
PLTW plans to roll out Canvas this summer. More than 50 school districts and 350 universities and colleges already use Canvas to deliver curriculum to students. To keep learning about Canvas, visit www.instructure.com.
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