Gateway at Farmington Middle School
Welcome to FMS!
My name is Eric Johnson and I'm excited to be able to offer 3 courses in our PLTW Gateway sequence. Technology, Robotics, and Computer Science. This will be my 10th year teaching engineering for the Farmington School District and I can't wait to share with you all the awesome stuff that engineering has to offer.
At Farmington Middle School we offer class developed by "Project Lead the Way" or PLTW for short. We are the 7th and 8th grade portion of the Farmington R7 STEM initiative which brings high quality and engaging STEM curriculum to all students grades K-12.
Simply put, PLTW is an program that teaches problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills. The basis of the curriculum is solving problems and depending on the classes you take you may solve problems in many different fields including mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics, and biomedical. Students engage in these fields through hands-on projects. The skills learned at Farmington Middle School can be carried on to high school, where students can continue with more in-depth Project Lead the Way classes and even credit toward college degrees.
My contact info is on the left and you can view course specific information by clicking on the links under my contact info.
Have a great year and let me know if you have any questions.