PLTW Core Training Empowers Educators to Infuse a New Way of Teaching Into the Classroom

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More training options and flexibility to meet teachers’ learning needs and preferences. One unmatched experience.

In Person

PLTW training hubs across the U.S. offer a consistently excellent in-person training experience, with ease of access to high-quality venues and amenities. The in-person training includes full immersion in course content for up to two weeks, with duration varying by course. PLTW Launch Classroom and Lead Teachers attend a two-day in-person training; PLTW Gateway teachers participate in a three-day or five-day training, depending on the course; and PLTW high school teachers spend two weeks immersed in our in-person Core Training.


Online Core Training offers a job-embedded experience in which teachers virtually interact with one another in real time, use the experiences in their classroom as a springboard for learning, and apply what they learn the very same day or next week in their classrooms. The duration of Online Core Training varies from 10 to 14 weeks, depending on the course. Throughout the training, teachers can expect to spend two hours each week in a live online meeting collaborating with peers and should also anticipate engaging with coursework or related tasks for up to three hours per week. Teachers must be actively teaching the course while participating in training.


Blended Core Training combines both in-person and online core training experience. This model consists of a five-day immersive, in-person Core Training during the summer and ongoing, job-embedded, online support continuing into the fall. During each training component, teachers experience the curriculum from the student perspective, as well as receive continued support as they work to prepare themselves to effectively facilitate the course during their first year. Teachers must successfully complete both training experiences to earn a PLTW credential.

How to Register for PLTW Core Training

To register for PLTW Core Training, teachers must have a myPLTW account. A myPLTW account provides access to everything schools and districts need to implement, manage, and grow their PLTW programs, including PLTW Professional Development opportunities.  

In the process of creating an account, the teacher will request to join a school site, which their Program Coordinator or Site Coordinator will approve. Note that a teacher must join a site to pay for PLTW Core Training with a purchase order. Teachers can check out as a guest without joining a site, but they must pay for the event with a credit card.  

To register for PLTW Core training, follow the steps below or watch this short video or refer to this helpful guide outlining the event registration process:

  • Click Register Now below.
  • Enter user credentials and select Log in.
  • Select Professional Development from the homepage.
  • Select Catalog at the top of the page.
  • Navigate to the desired PLTW Professional Development experience by scrolling through the displayed list or using the filter tool on the left side of the page.
  • When you locate the desired PLTW Professional Development experience, select View Track.
  • Select Start Track.
  • Review the available PLTW Core Training offerings and select Register for your preferred event.
  • Complete the registration form with all required information and select Submit Registration.
  • On the Cart page, review the information and select Proceed to Checkout. Please note, your seat is not held until you complete the checkout process and pay for the training event.  
  • Enter all billing details and select Submit
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Core Training Schedule

To get started on or continue your PLTW Professional Development journey, review the 2019 PLTW Core Training event offerings below. This schedule serves as a tool to aid in your planning as you engage in in-depth learning with PLTW. The schedule is subject to change and offerings vary by course and type of training. The schedule does not yet include winter Core Training opportunities — in-person and online — for the 2019-20 school year.

Registration is now open in myPLTW. For help registering for PLTW Core Training, refer to this step-by-step guide and watch this helpful video, and get ready for an unmatched Core Training experience!

We will post the summer 2020 PLTW Core Training schedule in late fall. Visit the Core Training Hub Info Center to learn more about 2019 training hubs and venues.