KANSAS CITY — Christian Gober from Anna Middle School received the highest honor given to Project Lead The Way teachers — PLTW Outstanding Teacher — at the Project Lead The Way national conference, the PLTW Summit.

PLTW recognized Gober in front of hundreds of attendees, including teachers from across the United States.

“We are grateful to our teachers for their commitment to inspiring and empowering their students with the knowledge and transportable skills needed to thrive in our ever-changing world,” PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Programs Officer David Greer said. “The PLTW Outstanding Teachers are leaders in their classrooms and are inspiring the next generation of innovators. Christian Gober is a model PTLW teacher.”

Project Lead The Way (PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for pre-K to 12th grade students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning.

More than 12,200 elementary, middle and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs.

The Anna Independent School District shared a picture of Gober receiving her award on its Facebook page with the caption, “Congratulations to our marvelous Mrs. Gober!”

PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders are selected through a competitive nomination and selection process for their focus on empowering students to thrive in the evolving world. They have demonstrated a strong record of the following:

• Delivery of an inspiring and empowering student experience in the classroom; this includes success implementing high-quality PLTW programs and inspiring students to apply learning beyond the classroom.

• Expanded access to career learning for students in the school and community.

• Teacher leadership within the classroom, school, or district, using innovative methods to engage students in activity-, project-, problem-based learning, and active pursuit of professional and personal development.

PLTW recognized more than 60 other educators as PLTW Outstanding Teachers and Educational Leaders for their commitment to empowering students to thrive this evolving world.

PLTW Summit, sponsored by Chevron, is the premier gathering for the PLTW network of individuals dedicated to preparing students with the in-demand knowledge and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers. PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders will be recognized at each of the remaining PLTW Summit experiences across the country.

For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.