The Gateway Project

The Gateway Project, established in 2005 by the National Center for Technological Literacy, assists school districts in developing a strategic plan of action to implement rigorous and engaging technology and engineering programs at all grade levels. This program, designed to guide systemic change, introduces educators to resources that support standards-based curricula and assessments.

Originating in Massachusetts, the Gateway Project has been replicated across the United States as a model to build leadership capacity for technological literacy. Currently, the Gateway community includes over 300 educational leaders representing 65 rural, suburban, and urban school districts. Gateway teams are comprised of K – 12 educators, curriculum directors, principals, and central office administrators who serve over 380,000 students in public, private, and charter schools.

Who Should Participate

We encourage school district teams to represent each grade level offered in the district—elementary, middle, and high school—and to invite an administrator such as a superintendent, department chair, or curriculum coordinator to participate. Typically, district teams consist of four to six team members, with secondary educators often having teaching experience in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields.

Gateway Institute District Teams

  • Develop a clear vision for quality K – 12 technology and engineering education in alignment with district goals and state and national standards.
  • Build a professional network of colleagues committed to strengthening technological literacy in their respective districts.
  • Use Gateway tools to develop a sustainable strategic action plan.
  • Reconnect through progress sessions, two full days in which best practices are shared, allowing for capacity building across districts.
  • Receive in-district support through school site visits by Gateway staff.
  • Gain access to content-specific workshops and Gateway Symposiums.
  • Connect with online communities through the Gateway project member website and the Technology and Engineering Curriculum (TEC) Review.
  • Achieve professional growth through our Gateway Regional Leader Institute.

For More Information, call us at 617-589-3100, or email: gateway@mos.org.

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