Project Lead the Way - Core Training Institute
Welcome to the PLTW Core Training Institute
This summer (2018), the University of Nebraska – Lincoln will offer a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Core Training Institute (CTI) for teachers. The CTI will take place on the UNL campus, June 18-29. Two courses will be offered: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Engineering Design and Development (EDD). Project Lead The Way is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the United States.
Please Note: If there are less than four registrants in a class, the course will be cancelled.
How to Register for a Core Training session
Please go to the Project Lead the Way website and sign onto your myPLTW account.
Now, teachers can register for Core Training events taking place this summer or fall through myPLTW using the online PD management tool. To take advantage of this tool, any new teacher who wants to register for Core Training needs to be added to their school/site by their Program Coordinator or Site Coordinator via the Add User feature in myPLTW.
Any new teachers registering for Core Training must have a myPLTW account. Please refer to this guide for information on creating an account and registering for Core Training events. You can also watch a short video of the Core Training event registration process.
Questions or Concerns
For questions or concerns, please contact:
- School Support Team: (877) 335-7589, email@example.com or
- Sally Wei: (402) 472-2670, firstname.lastname@example.org
|All courses: June 18-29, 2018|
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Nebraska Hall (room to be assigned)
Lincoln, NE 68512
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED):
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.
Teachers will apply their knowledge of activity-, project, and problem-based learning and STEM education, and they gain confidence with the Introduction to Engineering Design curriculum as they explore activities such as working in teams on a virtual product design challenge, aided by the Autodesk® Inventor® software.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD):
In 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. This is the senior capstone design course.
The Engineering Design and Development Core Training is 10 days long. Teachers will explore applications of activity-, project, and problem-based learning and STEM education, and they gain confidence with the Engineering Design and Development curriculum.