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Cole Atkinson Earns Outstanding Administrator Award from Project Lead The Way

Cole Atkinson Earns Outstanding Administrator Award from Project Lead The Way

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Moore Norman Technology Center administrator Cole Atkinson is one of only 14 administrators across the U.S. to earn the 2023-24 Outstanding PLTW Administrator Award, which recognizes outstanding educational leaders for their commitment to providing students with meaningful learning experiences through Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs. 

PLTW is honoring Cole Atkinson for his work in the PLTW Engineering pathway. “Moore Norman Technology Center is proud of Cole and his dedication to our students,” said Assistant Superintendent, Terri Helvey. “ Cole is inspiring and we feel honored to have him as a leader at Moore Norman Technology Center.” 

"Celebrating great teaching and learning is one the most important things we do at Project Lead The Way. Our network of educators across the U.S. provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in today's STEM-driven world," said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We recognize and congratulate these educational leaders and are proud of the work they do to ensure all students have learning experiences that excite and prepare them for future careers."   

Moore Norman Technology Center also offers PLTW Engineering foundation courses at each high school in Moore Public Schools and Norman Public Schools. Freshman begin with the Introduction to Engineering and continue their sophomore year in Principles of Engineering. The two courses prepare them for specialized courses at Moore Norman Technology their junior and senior years.

PLTW recognizes outstanding administrators who inspire, engage, and empower their students with transformative classroom learning experiences through PLTW programs.  PLTW teachers and administrators across the network play an immeasurable role to prepare students to thrive in college, careers and beyond. View the virtual yearbook to learn more about all the winners. 

The MNTC Engineering program is currently offered to eligible high school students. Students interested in the learning more about the career program can visit or contact an MNTC Tech Rep at 405-801-5000.

About PLTW 

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) equips PreK-12 students for a STEM-driven world with teacher-empowered curriculum in computer science, engineering, biomedical science, and more. For over 25 years, PLTW’s curriculum coupled with its best-in-class professional development has supported teachers in creating an environment to make every student STEM successful. As a national nonprofit organization, PLTW is proud to reach 2.5 million students in elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states. With over 100,000 trained teachers nationwide, PLTW brings relevant, hands-on learning to classrooms across the country. For more information on PLTW, visit

About Moore Norman Technology Center

Established in 1972, Moore Norman Technology Center is viewed as one of the nation's premiere career and technical educational institutions within Oklahoma's globally recognized Career Tech system. Serving the Cleveland County communities of Moore, Norman, and South Oklahoma City, MNTC provides high school and adult students with an innovative technical career education. MNTC also offers customized workforce training to area companies allowing them to shore up their teams and achieve their business goals.

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