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 during implementation of the curriculum. 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.

Core Training Schedule

To get started on or continue your PLTW Professional Development journey, review the 2020 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. It does not yet include partner-hosted trainings, District Transformation Trainings, or grant-related training opportunities. 

We will share additional venue information and cost considerations when registration opens in myPLTW in spring 2020. For more information about how to register for PLTW Core Training, refer to this step-by-step guide and watch the “How to Register for PLTW Core Training” video.

Want to learn more about training hubs and venues? Visit the Core Training Hub Info Center and get ready for an unmatched Core Training experience!