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Teacher Training Institutes

Summer Core Training Institutes at WSU Spokane

PLTW TEACHER TRAINING
PLTW Teacher Training is a professional development program designed to teach the content and pedagogical skills needed to instruct each PLTW course. It’s focused on proper preparation, in-depth training and continuing education.

TEACHER SELECTION
It is recommended that teachers instructing a PLTW course should have, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree and be in compliance with applicable state teacher licensure or certification requirements. Additionally, for the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Curricular Program, teachers should have successfully completed at least two semesters of college-level biology and have familiarity in the techniques and methods of modern molecular biology.

WSU Core Training Dates:

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES – SUMMER 2018 DATES TBA

  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Human Body Systems
  • Medical Interventions

TUITION:
$2,500 – 2 week sessions
Tuition includes:

  • Training
  • All lab materials
  • Program polo shirt
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks Monday through Friday the first week. The second week will not include a Friday lunch. There will be a dinner on the last Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of the course. All other meals will be the responsibility of the teachers.

Official teacher registration for the Summer Core Institutes should be initiated through an online PLTW registration program in March or April of 2018. Please note that WSU Spokane will no longer reserve spaces for teachers before they officially register.

Cancellation Policy and Fee: $400 of the registration fee is non-refundable. The balance of the registration fee is not refundable if registration is cancelled within thirty (30) days of the start of the session. Registrations can be transferred to an alternate teacher for that session without penalty. There are no refunds or transfers for no-shows.

Housing: Preferred housing will be available at on-site Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate and rooms can be shared to reduce cost:

  • Courtyard Spokane Downtown at the Convention Center: Rate TBA– located directly across the street from the WSU Spokane campus.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Downtown: Rate TBA – located directly across the street from the WSU Spokane campus.

Hotel reservations will be made available when course registrations become available in Spring 2018.

Clock Hours and College Credit: Clock hours will be available for all courses through the WSU College of Education ($2/credit hour) at the time of the training. Teachers interested in graduate credit (Teaching and Learning 523; College of Education, WSU) must complete the graduate school registration process by March of 2018. If you are interested, please contact Gregg Godsey at gregg.godsey@wsu.edu for more details.

GATEWAY – SUMMER 2018 DATES TBA

  • Medical Detectives

Tuition includes:

  • Training
  • All lab materials
  • Program polo shirt
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks Monday through Thursday and breakfast Friday. All other meals will be the responsibility of the teachers.

Official teacher registration for the Summer Core Institutes will be initiated through an online PLTW registration program Spring 2018. Please note that WSU Spokane will no longer reserve spaces for teachers before they officially register.

Cancellation Policies: $200 of the registration fee is non-refundable. The balance of the registration fee is not refundable if registration is cancelled within thirty (30) days of the start of the session. Registrations can be transferred to an alternate teacher for that session without penalty. There are no refunds or transfers for no-shows.

Housing: Preferred housing will be available at three Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate and rooms can be shared to reduce cost:

  • Courtyard Spokane Downtown: Rate TBA– located directly across from the WSU Spokane campus.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Spokane Downtown: Rate TBA– located directly across the street from the WSU Spokane campus.

It is the responsibility of the school district or teacher to make their reservations at the Marriott. Hotel reservations will be made available when course registrations become available in Spring 2018. Evening meals not provided by WSU Spokane (see above) are the responsibility of the teachers.

Clock Hours and College Credit: Clock hours will be available for all courses through the WSU College of Education ($2/credit hour) at the time of the training. Teachers interested in graduate credit (Teaching and Learning 523; College of Education, WSU) must complete the graduate school registration process by March of 2018. If you are interested, please contact Gregg Godsey at gregg.godsey@wsu.edu for more details.