* REGISTER NOW for January 29, 2018 Illinois PLTW Teachers Workshop Day and January 30, 2018 Illinois PLTW Counselor / Administrator / Teacher Conference — “Growing and Sustaining Collaborative PLTW STEM Programs in Illinois”. (more)

* REGISTER NOW for March/April 2018 New Program Orientations for Administrators (more)

More than 50 Illinois teachers, administrators, counselors and business partners attended the October 22-25, 2017 national PLTW Summit in Orlando, Florida (more)

Congratulations to 2017 Technology Education Association of Illinois (TEAI) Award Recipients recognized at the October 27-28, 2017 Statewide ITEC Conference (more)

Register now for Fall 2017 IED Curriculum Revision Workshops (more)

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Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW creates an engaging environment and empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, K-12 students learn problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate. Students apply knowledge from a variety of disciplines as they engage in hands-on activities, projects, and problems reflective of real-world scenarios and careers. PLTW is shaping the innovators, creators, and designers of today and tomorrow.

The University of Illinois and the Illinois State Board of Education collaborate with national Project Lead The Way and other educational, business/industry, and organizations to support efforts of Illinois PLTW schools.

For assistance with new membership agreement matters, contact For questions regarding general program implementation support and professional development assistance, contact Brenda Pacey, U of Illinois PLTW Affiliate Director at