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"Summit truly inspired me to be a better PLTW lead teacher and to want to continue being a part of this amazing community. It reminded me of why I love my job so much!"
 
Britney ThompsonPLTW Launch Lead Teacher
James A. Caywood Elementary School
Edgewood, KY
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Prepare to be Inspired by PLTW Summit Speakers!

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  • Thursday Keynote
William Kamkwamba

Innovator and Author

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  • Friday Keynote
Emily Calandrelli

TV Host/Producer and Author

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  • Saturday Keynote
John and Hank Green

Best-selling Authors and Entrepreneurs

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Why Attend PLTW Summit?

Come together with an amazing community of STEM educators, administrators, and advocates for PLTW Summit 2024—a dynamic in-person and virtual conference created to celebrate, support, and inspire all. During the event, you'll explore our PreK-12 STEM Programs, discover how to improve student outcomes, and create connections that can help your programs thrive. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from engaging keynote speakers, learn about impactful professional development opportunities, and immerse yourself in hands-on PreK-12 STEM curriculum from PLTW.

  • Network with other STEM educators
  • Get hands-on with PLTW curriculum in the Exploratorium
  • Learn skills you can take back to your classroom
  • Connect and learn with STEM educators and advocates
  • Engage in 80+ sessions designed specifically for PreK-12 STEM educators and administrators
 
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Explore 2024 PLTW Summit Sessions

STEM Pathways for All Students
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  • Administrative
Unlocking the Power of Partnerships: Best Practices for Building Community Partnerships
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  • Administrative
Education Policy Trends and Updates
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  • Administrative
Project Lead The Way and NAF: Facilitating Educator and Student Success   
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  • Administrative
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Diving into the Evidence: PLTW Research and Impact
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  • Administrative
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How PLTW Is Making Curriculum Accessible for All
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  • All Audiences
From Numbers to Narratives: Unlocking the Potential of Data Storytelling in Sharing Your PLTW Impact
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  • All Audiences
Engage and Assess: Techniques for Creating Interactive Formative Quizzes
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  • All Audiences
Backwards Design with PLTW
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  • All Audiences
Learning Lab - Model Organisms and Plaque Assays
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  • Biomedical Science
Orthopaedics in Action and the Perry Initiative
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  • Biomedical Science
Engaging Health Science Students: Building Body Systems In Clay
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  • Biomedical Science
Engage Students with Hands-On Biomedical and Neuroscience Labs
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  • Biomedical Science
Put the M into STEM: Quantitative Techniques for Biotechnology
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  • Biomedical Science
Engaging PLTW Biomed Students in HOSA
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  • Biomedical Science
Exploring Biomedical Science with Vernier Sensors: Tips, Tricks & Best Practices
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  • Biomedical Science
New Computer Science Career Opportunities for Your Students
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  • Computer Science
Create a Lasting K-12 Computer Science Program in Your District
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  • Computer Science
Classroom Practices for Generative AI
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  • Computer Science
Python Programming with Vernier Sensors
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  • Computer Science
Explore the New VEX AI Camera in CSE
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  • Computer Science
Charting Cyber Futures: Insights from Cybersecurity Veterans
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  • Computer Science
PLTW Java Certification Session (Part 1 of 2)
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  • Computer Science
PLTW Java Certification Session (Part 2 of 2)
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  • Computer Science
PLTW's Immersive Learning on Roblox
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  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Algebra 1 Advantage
Where Disciplines Converge: Inspiring Student Success with PLTW Capstone
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  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Algebra 1 Advantage
VEX V5: Powering Innovation in PLTW STEM Classes
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  • Engineering
Harnessing the Power of Autodesk Fusion for PLTW Students
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  • Engineering
Design With Us: Enhanced myPLTW User Experience Feedback Session
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  • Feedback
Connect Your Middle School Students to Local Community and Careers
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  • Gateway
From Apathy to Zeal: Increase Student Engagement and Ignite the Spark of Learning
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  • Gateway
Sign Me Up! How to Recruit Students for Your PLTW Gateway Course
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  • Gateway
Starting from Scratch: Building a PLTW Gateway Program in Your School or District
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  • Gateway
Embracing Productive Struggle
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  • Gateway
Automation and Robotics Unit: Explore the Engaging Student Learning Experience
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  • Gateway
The Tinkercad Ecosystem: New Features, Tips, and Best Practices
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  • Gateway
Re-Energize Design and Modeling: Supporting Student Readiness, Interest, and Engagement
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  • Gateway
Expand Your Patient Scenario Options in Medical Detectives
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  • Gateway
App Creators Lesson 2 Game Design: Explore the Engaging Student Learning Experience
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  • Gateway
Storytelling in Gateway: Magic of Electrons, Science of Technology, Energy and the Environment, and Green Architecture
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  • Gateway
How PLTW Fits into Your School: Schedules, Staffing, Classroom Spaces
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  • Launch
Connecting PLTW Launch to Your Existing Science Curriculum
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  • Launch
Fostering Ethical Thinking in Elementary Students
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  • Launch
The Road Less Traveled: Differentiating for All Learners
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  • Launch
Solve It: PreK-2nd Grade
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  • Launch
Solve It: 3rd-5th Grade
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  • Launch
Coding with Young Learners: Why and How
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  • Launch
Infusing Literacy with PLTW Launch
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  • Launch
Observe, Wonder, Connect: Sensemaking with PLTW Launch
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  • Launch
Building a STEM Mindset
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  • Launch
Assessment: How Do I Know My Students Are Learning?
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  • Launch
To Robotics and Beyond
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  • Launch
Robotics Modules Sneak Peek
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  • Launch
The Magic of Multilingual Minds: Usando STEM para empoderar nuestros estudiantes
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  • Launch
Algebra 1 Advantage: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Math
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  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Algebra 1 Advantage
Experience Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in PLTW Curriculum
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Celebrate STEM Education with Us

In-Person Event in SAN DIEGO, CA
$745*

*$945 after Sept. 10


Pricing includes: Breakout session content, Opening Celebration with live entertainment and dinner, general sessions with outstanding keynote speakers, access to the PLTW Exploratorium, and meals listed below:

Thursday, October 3: Afternoon snack and Opening Celebration dinner
Friday, October 4: Breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch
Saturday, October 5: Breakfast, morning snack, and lunch

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JOIN THE Virtual EXPERIENCE
$445

 


Pricing includes: Breakout sessions, general sessions with outstanding keynote speakers, audio recording of all in-person breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a virtual PLTW Exploratorium.

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Event Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2024 

Event kicks off at 1 p.m. PT

  • General session and breakout sessions
  • PLTW Exploratorium
  • Opening Celebration with live entertainment*

Friday, Oct. 4, 2024

  • General session
  • Breakout sessions
  • PLTW Exploratorium

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024 

Event ends at 1 p.m. PT

  • General session
  • Breakout sessions
  • PLTW Exploratorium

Hotel and Travel

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92101

$239 per night

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OFF-SITE
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place,
San Diego, CA 92101

$239 per night

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Reservation link will be provided upon conference registration.

Travel Guidelines

We’re excited to host you in San Diego this October and have created guidelines to help you register, book travel, and understand all health and safety guidelines. 

Our Health and Safety Guidelines Include: 
  • PLTW Summit 2024 registrants must follow all federal, state, and local guidelines in place at the time of the event as well as any requirements and/or protocols issued by registrant's employer.  
  • Unless it is required by local law or order, registrants are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor or outdoor areas of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.  
  • PLTW Summit 2024 registrants must follow all health and safety guidelines and these guidelines are subject to change. 

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