Nov 08, 2019 10:00:00

Join us at PLTW Summit 2019-20

Register and join teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders from across the country for an unforgettable professional and personal development experience.

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At PLTW Summit, you won’t just network; you’ll connect with purpose. This is your opportunity to share your ideas and best practices, make meaningful connections, and gain actionable insights you can put into practice in the classroom.

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Kansas City

Nov. 10-12, 2019

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San Antonio

Nov. 17-19, 2019

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Anaheim

Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020

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Indianapolis

Feb. 8-10, 2020

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Get Even More Professional Development at PLTW Summit!

PLTW Summit offers access to unparalleled professional development experiences through high-impact and actionable workshop sessions to meet your personal interests and professional development needs.

In addition to the workshop sessions created and led by members of the PLTW network, PLTW Summit offers additional opportunities to learn from PLTW-trained facilitators, enhance your knowledge of PLTW curriculum and software, earn PLTW credentials and Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and more!  Please note that we will be adding and updating content on an ongoing basis.

You can access the full list and descriptions here. 

Exploring PLTW Curriculum and Software

Audience: Various PLTW Summit Tracks

CEUs Available: Up to 0.4

Sessions: 

  • PLTW Launch Robotics and Automation with VEX IQ
  • PLTW Launch Robotics and Automation CHALLENGE with VEX IQ
  • Design and App Challenge
  • Automata Virtual Design (Part 1 of 3)
  • Automata Physical Prototyping (Part 2 of 3)
  • Function Based Cam Design Through Parametric Equations (Part 3 of 3)
  • Cybersecurity: A Primer for Education and Beyond
  • Fusion 360: Making the Shift
  • Understanding Class Interactions in Java
  • Python 3: A Deep Dive
  • Probing Further into Biomedical Science Vernier Sensors
  • Probing Further Into Computer Science Vernier Sensors
  • Making the Shift: VEX V5 and VEX Code
  • Successful Starts

Approach to Teaching and Learning

Audience: All PLTW Summit Tracks

Sessions:

  • Rubrics as a Transformative Tool
    • CEUs Available: 0.2
  • Notebooks as a Learning Tool
    • CEUs Available: 0.2

PLTW Launch Administrator Training

The PLTW Launch Administrator Training workshop series for administrators and district leaders to develop an understanding of the PLTW Launch program and build their capacity to lead successful PLTW Launch programs.

The series includes three workshops:

  • The PLTW Launch Experience
  • Getting Started with PLTW Launch Implementation   
  • Building Capacity as a PLTW Launch Administrator

PLTW Launch Classroom Teacher Training Experience

The PLTW Launch Classroom Teacher Training is scheduled over all three days of PLTW Summit and you must attend the entire training to earn your credential; this timing differs from the two-day PLTW Launch training typically offered during Core Training Season. The training takes place during workshop session times, so you will not be able to attend workshop sessions if you select this option.

Registration cost: $595

Registration includes access to:

  • PLTW Launch Classroom Teacher. You'll earn your credential and up to 1.5 continuing education units upon successful course completion
  • CEO reception, our evening dinner event
  • Networking luncheon with PLTW Classroom partners
  • Three general sessions with outstanding keynotes, student presenters, and more
  • Total of two breakfasts, two lunches, one evening reception, and four coffee/snack breaks

PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Training Experience

The PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Training is scheduled over all three days of PLTW Summit and you must attend the entire training to earn your credential; this timing differs from the two-day PLTW Launch training typically offered during Core Training Season. The training takes place during workshop session times, so you will not be able to attend workshop sessions if you select this option. In order to attend the PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Training, you must be a credentialed PLTW Launch Classroom Teacher.

Registration Cost: $595

Registration includes access to:

  • PLTW Launch Lead Teacher. You’ll earn your credential and up to 1.5 continuing education units upon successful course
  • completion
  • CEO reception, our evening dinner event
  • Networking luncheon with PLTW Classroom partners
  • Three general sessions with outstanding keynotes, student presenters, and more
  • Total of two breakfasts, two lunches, one evening reception, and four coffee/snack breaks

2019-20 General Agenda

Below is an overview agenda of the PLTW Summit experience. 

Please visit each location page for a more detailed view of the workshops available at each PLTW Summit Experience.

Day 1

  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    PLTW Launch Lead & Classroom Teacher Training

  • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Registration Open

  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Opening General Session

  • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM

    Workshop Sessions

  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    CEO Reception

Day 2

  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Registration Open

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM

    PLTW Launch Lead & Classroom Teacher Training

  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Workshop Sessions

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    General Session

  • 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    Workshop Sessions

Day 3

  • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    PLTW Launch Lead & Classroom Teacher Training

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Workshop Sessions

  • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

    Closing General Session

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch

Judi Holler - Keynote Speaker

We're thrilled to welcome the inspirational, energetic, and incredibly witty #FearBoss, Judi Holler, to the 2019-20 PLTW Summit stage as our keynote speaker.

Judi is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, a professionally trained improviser, and alumni of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago.

Judi’s vision is for a world so brave that fear is actually a motivator. She addresses what we ask our PLTW teachers and students to do each day – get comfortable with being uncomfortable and embrace the things that scare us like fear of failure, change, or the unknown.

At PLTW Summit, she’ll share actionable steps and strategies to overcome fear and use it as a tool to achieve peak performance and empower their students and inspire creativity and innovation.

Registration Details

Attend the three-day PLTW Summit experience for only $595. Your registration provides you access to:

  • Relevant and actionable workshop session content
  • Opportunities to learn from expert speakers and facilitators to deepen your knowledge while earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or accreditations
  • Special career and industry connections opportunities
  • CEO Reception
  • Three general sessions featuring innovative and impactful guest speakers and presentations
  • Delicious meals, beverages, and snack breaks
    • Two breakfasts
    • Two lunches
    • One evening reception
    • Four coffee/snack breaks

We’re pleased to offer a discount again this year to groups of five or more who are registering simultaneously. The fifth member will receive 50 percent off standard registration with the code EMPOWER.

Need help getting approval? Use the Make Your Case document!

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A Quick Look at PLTW Summit 2018-19

Thousands of guests from across the country came together at PLTW Summit to share ideas, learn from each other, and advance the way we’re transforming teaching and providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning experiences. Take a look at some of the experiences that guests shared!