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St. Charles East educator named Project Lead the Way master teacher

ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles East High School teacher has been selected as a Project Lead the Way master teacher, according to a St. Charles School District 303 press release.

Michael DeWees has earned the honor for the PLTW course titled “Principles of Engineering” and was selected after a “rigorous” application and interview process, the release states.

According to the release, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Champion PLTW programs and the organization’s mission to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in an evolving world.

• Possess strong knowledge and skill in teaching students.

• Demonstrate exemplary instructional abilities.

• Exhibit a knowledge and awareness of not only teaching students but also adult learners.

• Use reflection as an agent of change for the benefit of students.

The release describes master teachers as a “talented and passionate” group who play a vital role in preparing PLTW classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to lead engaging learning experiences for K-12 students.

There are 565 PLTW master teachers in the United States, according to the release.

It notes that DeWees joins Haines Middle School teachers Rob Harmon and Ed Coyle as master teachers in District 303.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization providing learning experiences to K-12 students and teachers nationwide in computer science, engineering and biomedical science, the release states.

ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles East High School teacher has been selected as a Project Lead the Way master teacher, according to a St. Charles School District 303 press release.

Michael DeWees has earned the honor for the PLTW course titled “Principles of Engineering” and was selected after a “rigorous” application and interview process, the release states.

According to the release, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Champion PLTW programs and the organization’s mission to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in an evolving world.

• Possess strong knowledge and skill in teaching students.

• Demonstrate exemplary instructional abilities.

• Exhibit a knowledge and awareness of not only teaching students but also adult learners.

• Use reflection as an agent of change for the benefit of students.

The release describes master teachers as a “talented and passionate” group who play a vital role in preparing PLTW classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to lead engaging learning experiences for K-12 students.

There are 565 PLTW master teachers in the United States, according to the release.

It notes that DeWees joins Haines Middle School teachers Rob Harmon and Ed Coyle as master teachers in District 303.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization providing learning experiences to K-12 students and teachers nationwide in computer science, engineering and biomedical science, the release states.

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