Project Lead The Way (PLTW) announced a major partnership with Roblox, a global platform bringing millions of people together through shared experiences, to deliver a high-quality educational experience available to students and educators across the U.S. Roblox’s grant will fund the development and delivery of learning experiences on Roblox to be released in the spring of 2022 for those in and outside of PLTW’s network of students.
Roblox is a global platform where people can come together to connect, share experiences, and deepen friendships in user-generated 3D environments. Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community.
“Roblox’s impact on students all around the world is inspiring and impressive. PLTW is excited to partner with Roblox to provide PLTW High School students across the country with engaging, real-world learning experiences,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, PLTW President and CEO. “This is an incredibly impactful investment, and by bringing PLTW learning experiences to everyone on Roblox, we are creating even more opportunities for students to be creative, imaginative, and inspired problem solvers who want to pursue critical and enduring career paths.”
In an evolving world, students with in-demand transportable skills – including problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and ethical reasoning – are most likely to thrive throughout their education and careers. This investment in PLTW by Roblox will help equip students with the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom.
“Every day on Roblox, students learn through immersion, exploring, and iterating with peers to better understand scientific phenomena, practice problem solving skills, and challenge themselves to imagine and create,” said Roblox Head of Education Rebecca Kantar. “We want to provide students, parents, and teachers with access to those opportunities, and PLTW stands out as an exceptional, practical, and powerful partner in making sure students have the opportunity to experience science, technology, and engineering in compelling and realistic contexts. PLTW’s track record of empowering educators to deliver engaging, hands-on learning makes PLTW well suited to take full advantage of Roblox’s platform. We look forward to seeing PLTW captivate the Roblox metaverse as PLTW educators and students join our Roblox community in teaching and learning.”