PLTW Information Conferences
WSU Spokane partnered with Seattle University in 2012 to offer two Information Conferences covering both the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) and Engineering (ENG) programs. Annual Information Conferences are intended for: (1) school districts interested in detailed information about the BMS and ENG high school programs and the Gateway To Technology (GTT) middle school engineering program; (2) school districts currently implementing PLTW to provide administrators, teachers and counselors with regional and national updates and professional development opportunities; and (3) business and industry leaders wanting to learn more about supporting quality STEM programs. For upcoming fall conferences, school districts should plan to send district administrators, high school principals, counselors and teachers. In addition to overviews of the BMS, ENG and GTT programs, specific breakout sessions focus on steps to implementation, models of implementation including course credit options, requirements for school certification, updates on college credit opportunities, lab support by Master Teachers, and updates on school and PLTW student assessments. Clock hours are available for teachers and counselors.
Fall 2013 dates to be determined.
Free; lunch provided.
The 2012 agendas provide an overview of the conferences for both Seattle U and WSU Spokane.
For questions regarding the Seattle U conference contact email@example.com.
For questions regarding the WSU Spokane conference, contact Dr. Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org, 358-7635).
PLTW News, Events & Opportunities
PLTW News, Events and Opportunities is a weekly newsletter including articles about PLTW; the latest news from PLTW; and information related to grant opportunities.
Go to http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs017/1102771162287/archive/1108636604910.html for more news and events.
Project Lead The Way
Rock Canyon High School in Colorado and Forney High School in Texas placed among the Top 10 Best in Nation for the 2013 Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
Forestview Middle School
At Forestview Middle School, students planned and developed a high altitude balloon payload, which was sent into the stratosphere to collect a variety of scientific data.
The Daily Nonpareil
As part of their community outreach, PLTW students from Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson high schools participated in the second annual Habitat for Humanity Work Day.
Township High School District 211
Township High School District 211 recently hosted its annual program that introduces young girls to STEM fields through hands-on learning sessions and activities.
Glasgow Daily Times
Trojan Academy freshmen who recently completed the Principles of Biomedical Sciences course were honored at the school's first White Coat Ceremony.
Sylvia Oliver, PhD
Shep Siegel, PhD Director of School Engagement, WA and AK E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 206-619-8806
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210