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

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Our teacher training provides educators with the tools they need to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Our professional development tracks are designed to immerse teachers in the PLTW approach and empower them to bring the curriculum to life in their classrooms. Teachers begin their PLTW Professional Development experience by completing pre-requisite courses that focus on an introduction to PLTW and essential foundational knowledge. Then, through our Core Training experience – delivered in-person and/or online – teachers are empowered to develop the skills and tools they need to inspire students. Following Core Training, PLTW teachers have access to ongoing learning opportunities that provide them with the resources they need to continue growing and thriving.

PLTW Professional Development Tracks

To get started on your PLTW Professional Development journey, please select from the tracks below.

Aerospace Engineering

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life while designing a glider and programming an autonomous space rover.

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App Creators

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they recognize computer science as a means to computationally analyze and develop solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development.

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Automation and Robotics

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems.

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Biomedical Innovation

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to support students as they design their own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.

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Civil Engineering and Architecture

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to empower students to explore building and site design and development and then apply what they know to design a commercial building.

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Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to empower students to explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.

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Computer Science A

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to inspire students as they create original solutions to problems while designing user interfaces and web-based databases designed to serve a real need in their community.

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Computer Science Principles

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to empower students to discover computer science tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they've learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation.

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Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.

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Design and Modeling

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives.

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Digital Electronics

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they explore the foundations of computing and create combinational logic and sequential logic (memory) as electrical engineers do in industry.

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Engineering Design and Development

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to support students as they identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.

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Environmental Sustainability

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they investigate and design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply, and renewable energy.

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Flight and Space

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to challenge your students to explore the science of aeronautics as they design, build, and test an airfoil.

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Green Architecture

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to promote student understanding and application of dimensioning, measuring, and architectural sustainability as they design affordable housing units.

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Human Body Systems

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they examine the interactions of human body systems and apply understanding of forensic anthropology and DNA analysis to solve real-world medical cases.

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Introduction to Engineering Design

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to inspire students as they dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like improving an existing product.

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PLTW Launch Classroom Teacher

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they engage in cross-disciplinary activities and develop skills related to problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and perseverance.

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PLTW Launch Lead Teacher

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to support program implementation and guide colleagues as they implement training in their classrooms. You'll also prepare to facilitate student learning in your classroom.

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Medical Detectives

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to empower students to solve medical mysteries and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.

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Medical Interventions

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they design a prosthetic arm and follow the life of a fictitious family in order to investigate prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

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Principles of Biomedical Science

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person.

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Principles of Engineering

Develop the conceptual and instructional understanding you'll need to guide students as they explore topics such as mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation and then solve challenges like designing a self-powered car.

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