On the left side bar, you will find links to the different encore classes offered in Technology and Engineering Education.  PLTW stands for Project Lead The Way, which is a national curriculum for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  In D204, students at the middle school level are introduced to STEM through Design & Modeling (6th grade - 1 quarter class), Automation & Robotics (7th grade - 1 semester class), and Energy & the Environment (8th grade - 1 semester class).  An inquiry-based curriculum with innovative projects, STEM Plus (TEE 8th grade - 1 semester), is also offered.  During 2nd quarter, Study Skills for 6th grade will be offered.

Subject: PLTW/STEM, Creative Tech, Study Skills
Email: sandra_knight@ipsd.org
Phone: 630-428-5600 x9261

  • Crone TEE has two Makerbot 3D printers plus use of the LMC Makerbot printer.
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2017 software is available free to students.  Please check out the computer specifications to see if you can download it on your home computer at www.students.autodesk.com.
  • Design & Modeling uses a new curriculum starting in 2017-18.
  • Crone's Automation & Robotics class is very popular so make sure you get your encore selection sheet in right away in January!
  • Energy & the Environment offers students lots of engaging hands-on projects.  
  • Semester 1 begins 8/21/18
  • Curriculum Night is 8/29/18