What does this have to do with PLTW/STEM? It gave us a chance as a district to place additional value on tech in the hands of students, learning targets and I Can statements, student collaboration and problem solving, and more.
Many powerful conversations were generated by those on the development team, and many more broke out among teachers in the district on the first roll-out day. A piece garnering attention is the "What is the student doing" and "What is the teacher doing" break out of the Educator Effectiveness model.
Will some parts of this have to be re-worked? Probably. But how was it developed? Boots-on-the-Ground-Educators got together to Ask, Explore, Model, Evaluate, and Explain. Sound familiar?