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Summer Training

Core Training focuses on building awareness and confidence related to STEM education; activity, project, and problem-based learning; the roles of the teacher and student as they relate to instruction; and course-specific STEM content. Core Training is a collaborative, in-person training experience facilitated by PLTW Master Teachers.

Schedule

Dates

Course

Tuition Cost

Room and Board

Commuter Fee

June 12-June 16

Design and Modeling

$1,200

$700

$250

July 10-July 21

Computer Science Principles

$2,400

$1,600

$500

July 10-July 21

Engineering Design and Development

$2,400

$1,600

$500

Registration Information

Registration is now open through the main PLTW here. Visit https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/professional-development/core-training for more information and the links to register.

In addition, teachers need to complete the self-paced Readiness Training coursework online before attending course-specific Core Training. Each Readiness Training course will require between two and four hours to complete. Visit my.pltw.org to enroll in these trainings. You must have a myPLTW account in order to access Professional Development.

Cancelation Policy

On or Before May 12th

May 13th-May 26th

May 27th-June 11th

On or after June 12th

Full Refund

75% Refund

50% Refund

Non-refundable

Course Descriptions

Design and Modeling

Design and Modeling Core Training is five days long. Teachers learn how to apply their knowledge of APB and STEM education, and they gain confidence with the Design and Modeling curriculum as they engage in activities such as designing and building a playground, aided by Autodesk® Inventor® software.


Computer Science Principles

Using Python® as a primary tool, students explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation. This course is endorsed by the College Board, giving students the opportunity to take the AP CSP exam for college credit.

West Virginia Teachers who complete CSP training through PLTW are exempt from AP training for 3 years.

 

Engineering Design and Development

Students identify a real-world challenge and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their unique solutions to a panel of engineers.

WVU offers an online add-on course for students enrolled in EDD to earn college credits.  

Professional Development Credits

Teachers are eligible to receive Professional Development credit from WVU for their participation in any of our training courses. These courses are $71 per credit hour. One week courses count for 3 credits ($213) and two week course count for 4 credits ($284). The application will be sent to teachers after the register for WVU’s training, and will be available on-site.

Professional development credit cannot be counted towards an undergraduate or graduate degree at West Virginia University and are graded Pass/Fail. Participants must have a BA/BS degree in order to enroll for professional development credit.

Download a professional development application/registration form at: http://wvuonline.wvu.edu/Registration/forms/ProfDev.pdf

Complete the form using the course info below and mail/fax it to the address on the form. 

CRN Subject Course # Section # Credit Hours Title
51635 ENGR 930 6AA 3 PRDV: PLTW Design and Modeling
51642 ENGR 930 6AB 4 PRDV: PLTW Comp Science Prin
51643 ENGR 930 6AC 4 PRDV: PLTW Engr Design/Dev

What’s included?

Tuition includes access to online course material for the training including software, Master Teachers, physical course materials, snacks, and beverages.

Room and Board includes hotel accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn*, transportation between the hotel and the training venue, and breakfast each morning including weekends. This fee also includes lunch on training days. Lunch on weekends and all dinner meals are not included.

The commuter fee includes a parking pass at the training venue and lunch on training days. Lunch on weekends and all dinner meals are not included.

Training Venue

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is located on the Evansdale Campus of WVU.

395 Evansdale Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506

Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Morgantown, located in University Towne Center

460 Courtyard Street, Morgantown, WV 26501 

Accommodations will be provided for you and are included in the room and board fee. Look for an email confirming your reservation after you complete your registration.