Environmental Sustainability (ES)

July 10 – 21, 2017 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Burrill Hall (407 S. Goodwin, Urbana, IL)


Registration Invoicing/Cancellation Policy

  • $2,400 per teacher for two week HS sessions (schools will be billed)

Registered teachers (and district Program Coordinators) will receive an “Invoice Authorization” email form to return to Illinois PLTW to confirm electronic invoicing contact information for your school/district. Optional parking pass fees will be included in invoicing.

Cancellation fees:
-Two-week sessions --$250 for cancellations up to 3 weeks prior to start of a session, and $500 after that.

CTI Schedules and Meals

  • Two-week  (80 contact hours) High School Engineering sessions will begin on Monday morning (7 am registration and 8 am prompt start time), with an optional July 9, 2017 Sunday early evening welcome dinner, informal networking, and technology check-in orientation. Daily Monday-Friday classes run from 8 am to 5 pm (with some evening study sessions). Registration cost includes opening Sunday dinner, M-F lunches, and 2 extra dinners. Snacks, beverages provided.

    Specific CTI session classroom building/room assignments will be provided in advance, along with driving and arrival day direction updates

Hotels/Parking/Maps

Housing reservations/payment for the July 9-21 High School ES and July 17-21 Gateway CS for Innovators and Makers courses at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PLTW should be made online or by phone DIRECTLY with hotel, before deadline indicated, mentioning specific PLTW block as listed below:

Illini Union Hotel (nightly rates of $104 Double; $109 Queen or King, plus 14% tax)
1401 W. Green, Urbana, IL 61820; reserve by telephone at 217-333-1241 front desk, or online at link below (enter dates AND the Group Booking Code). Free parking and internet, $5 value breakfast voucher, free use of Campus Rec Facilities, food court onsite.
Group Name: 7/8-7/21 PLTW171 deadline 6/8  for ES and CS for Innovators and Makers
Group Booking code:  PLTW171

Note that the Illini Union Hotel is two blocks from PLTW classrooms.
Optional for commuters: Campus Parking Pass ($78.00 for two week and $60.00 for one-week sessions); parking is located within two blocks from PLTW classrooms.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CTI Map  - http://www.pltw.uillinois.edu/docs/UIUCPLTWMap2017.pdf

University of Illinois Illini Union Hotel Summer 2017 Construction Access Map - http://www.pltw.uillinois.edu/docs/UIUCUnionConstructionMap2017.pdf

Advance Planning and Communication

  • Teachers MUST bring a laptop meeting technical specifications, along with any other course-specific technology devices. Appropriate course-specific software must be loaded prior to arrival at CTI training. http://www.pltw.uillinois.edu/docs/Computer_Specs_2017_2018.pdf
  • Teachers MUST complete online Readiness modules prior to arrival to CTI sessions (access is provided as part of CTI online registration).
  • Registered teachers will receive frequent emails from University of Illinois PLTW prior to specific CTI sessions, providing classroom building/room assignments, driving and arrival day directions.

Continuing Education Recognition and optional Additional Graduate Credit Opportunity

  • Illinois teachers are eligible to receive up to 80 PDH's (Professional Development Hours) professional development recognition for participation in two-week Summer Core Training Institutes, 40 PDH's for one-week Summer Core Training Institutes, 24 PDH's for three-day Summer Core Training Institutes. Contact hour documentation will be provided for teachers from other states.
  • Graduate credit is available for additional PLTW-related Fall 2017 action research coursework and tuition payment. Online registration for the course opens June, 2017 (course details to be posted in April).

For further information about Summer 2017 CTI offerings, contact University of Illinois Affiliate Director Brenda Pacey (bpacey@uillinois.edu) or (217) 244-5217