For the second year, the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu will host Project Lead The Way (PLTW) summer teacher professional development programs – called Core Training – for Hawaiʻi teachers implementing PLTW’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in K-12 classrooms. Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers. More than 8,000 elementary, middle and high schools offer the curriculum across 50 states.
Various sessions will be held at the UH West Oʻahu campus throughout June including
- PLTW Launch Lead Teacher
- Principles of Biomedical Science
- Automation and Robotics
- Principles of Engineering
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Introduction to Computer Science
In July, UH West Oʻahu will also host a three-day PLTW Launch Lead Teacher training at UH Maui College and at UH Hilo’s Honokaʻa North Hawaiʻi Education and Training Center. Teachers must successfully pass core training for every PLTW course they wish to implement and instruct.
The registration deadline for Oʻahu’s June sessions has been extended to May 20. The registration deadline for Maui and Hawaiʻi Island training is May 31. Register online for PLTW summer training and view the PLTW Professional Development Registration web page for information on specific course dates and times.
UH West Oʻahu is Project Lead The Way’s first affiliate partner in Hawaiʻi and provides ongoing support for local schools implementing PLTW curriculum. The University hosted PLTW’s required Core Training programs for teacher instructors for the first time in summer 2015 – training previously offered only on the U.S. mainland.
For more information, contact Sherry Proper at email@example.com or (808) 689-2384.
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world, and provides teachers with the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students. PLTW programs can be found in over 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.