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Teacher Training Institutes

2018 WSU SPOKANE CORE TRAINING

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.

For an overview of all PLTW courses available this summer go to:  https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/professional-development/core-training

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

   23 July – 3 August 2018

  • Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)
  • Human Body Systems (HBS)
  • Medical Interventions (MI)

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. 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 is available at Courtyard Marriott hotel next to the campus with a group rate. Rooms can be shared to reduce cost.

  • Marriott Courtyard Spokane Downtown at the Convention Center: Special Group Rate $102– located directly across the street from the WSU Spokane campus.  Click to book online now: Book your group rate for WSU Project Lead the Way Limited availability – must be booked by 7/8/18 to guarantee reduced rate.

It is the responsibility of the school district or teacher to make their reservations at the Marriott. Evening meals NOT provided by WSU Spokane (see above) and are the responsibility of the teachers.

Clock Hours: Clock hours will be available for all courses [for Washington State teacher’s ONLY] through the WSU College of Education ($2/credit hour) at the time of the training. Out of state teacher’s check with PLTW as they may offer clock hours for your state.

GATEWAY 

2 one-week sessions

  • Medical Detectives (MD) 23-27 July 2018
  • Medical Detectives (MD) 30 July – 3 August 2018

TUITION:
$1,250 – 1 week session
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. 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 is available at Courtyard Marriott hotel next to the campus with a group rate. Rooms can be shared to reduce cost.

  • Marriott Courtyard Spokane Downtown at the Convention Center: Special Group Rate $102– located directly across the street from the WSU Spokane campus.  Click to book online now: Book your group rate for WSU Project Lead the Way Limited availability – must be booked by 7/8/18 to guarantee reduced rate.

It is the responsibility of the school district or teacher to make their reservations at the Marriott. Evening meals NOT provided by WSU Spokane (see above) and are the responsibility of the teachers.

Clock Hours: Clock hours will be available for all courses [for Washington State teacher’s ONLY] through the WSU College of Education ($2/credit hour) at the time of the training. Out of state teacher’s check with PLTW as they may offer clock hours for your state.