* Registration is closed for the October 30, 2013 Illinois Statewide Counselors and Administrators Conference in Lisle
* More than 120 attended August/September 2013 Regional Round Tables focusing on new PLTW Learning Management System and other resources.
* Registration is closed for the October 11-12, 2013 Statewide ITEC Conference; PLTW teacher strands will be offered (VEX/RobotC; LMS; engineering notebook/portfolio/reporting best practices; info session for potential new schools; Inventor tips and tricks.)
* University of Illinois hosted more than 200 teachers at fifteen 2013 Summer Core Training Institutes (CTI). (more)
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national not-for-profit organization established to help solve the country’s high-tech staffing shortage by increasing the number, quality, and diversity of engineers graduating from United States educational systems. Aimed at middle and high schools, PLTW’s pre-engineering curriculum, software, and professional development programs can help forge new generations of engineers by offering students the chance to find out if engineering is the career for them. More than 4000 schools in 50 states offer PLTW courses.
The University of Illinois, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have joined forces to bring Project Lead the Way to schools in Illinois.