Professional Development for Innovative Teachers

PLTW continues to empower teachers to facilitate transformative student experiences through their innovative, virtual professional development, PLTW Core Training.

PLTW Core Training is a robust and interactive professional development experience in an environment that offers a dynamic training format, expanded resources, exciting networking opportunities, and the engaging high-quality course content that teachers expect from PLTW.

Expertly trained Master Teachers facilitate and deliver the online learning experience through a dynamic mix of live sessions, as well as interactive and collaborative cohort-based opportunities that help build lasting professional learning communities. Completing PLTW Core Training empowers credentialed teachers to provide meaningful learning experiences for their students that reinforce the in-demand, transferable skills needed to thrive in an evolving world.

Grade Level: PreK-12

Primary Audience: PLTW teachers

Key Benefits for Teachers

  • Meaningful professional development experiences with an energetic and interactive platform
  • Dynamic mix of live sessions and in-depth exploration of PLTW coursework facilitated by expert Master Teachers
  • Participants will learn the content and skills needed to continue their fall course implementation
  • Many opportunities to collaborate with Master Teachers and participants throughout the experience
  • As an experience enhancement, participants registered for PLTW Core Training summer 2022 also receive course specific materials and equipment shipped directly to the address provided during registration. Participants will only need to have a computer and reliable internet connection.

Technical Requirements

  • A laptop that meets minimum computer specifications and includes required software for the course
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Webcam, Microphone and Headphones

CEU Credits

PLTW is proud to be an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). This designation certifies that PLTW complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, PLTW is authorized to issue IACET Continuing Education Units, or CEUs. CEU hours are specific to the selected PLTW Core Training experience.

Investment

PLTW Core Training costs vary by course. Specific costs can be accessed on pltw.org

Scheduling Options

All summer 2022 courses are online with a set number of hours correlating to the days spent attending live sessions via Zoom. Check out the schedule on pltw.org

What Our Teachers Have to Say About PLTW Core Training

“Instructors know the content and understand how to engage all teachers regardless of skill level in the subject.” ꟷ PLTW Core Training Participant

“I immediately felt confident in using the curriculum and became assured of my skills to teach this course in a few weeks.” ꟷ PLTW Core Training Participant

“The training allows you to experience the course as a student would and makes it easier to foresee potential challenges students may face when working through the activities, projects, and problems.” ꟷ PLTW Core Training Participant

“My trainers were awesome. I left the class feeling prepared to teach the class. I was extremely nervous going into it and the training left me ready to go!” ꟷ PLTW Core Training Participant

“I thought it was facilitated very well and the trainers had a great balance of lecture, work time, and grouping people up. I felt engaged throughout the course and learned a lot in a very short time.” ꟷ PLTW Core Training Participant

Registration for PLTW Core Training is now open. Log into your myPLTW account, or create one, by visiting my.pltw.org.

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PLTW provides PreK-12 schools, teachers, and students with hands-on, interdisciplinary STEM-based curriculum that uniquely prepares students for life and their future careers.

PLTW rejuvenates teachers, providing world-class experiences that keep them on the forefront of how to prepare students for the demands of tomorrow. PLTW:

  • Has provided professional development opportunities to more than 80,000 teachers giving them the support and resources needed to inspire students
  • Offers best-in-class teacher training: PLTW Core Training with Master Teachers
  • Continuously updates teacher resources that are available on demand
  • Facilitates teacher networking opportunities
  • Develops curriculum by a team of writers, many of whom are former teachers

Learn more about PLTW on pltw.org