Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Illinois Statewide Counselor, Administrator, and Teacher Conference

Marriott Hotel, Oak Brook, IL
9 AM to 3 PM
(8:15 am - Coffee and registration)

$100.00 per person (includes lunch)

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The Counselor, Administrator, and Teacher Conference targets counselors, curriculum coordinators, administrators, teachers, and business/community partners from current and potential Illinois PLTW schools.  The Conference will feature Vince Bertram, PLTW President/CEO keynote speaker; Interactive STEM workshops presented by Meagan Pollack, NAPE Certified Equity Instructor; concurrent session speakers; concurrent session collaborative planning sessions; buffet lunchtime networking, PLTW student and professional resources exhibits:

Watch for detailed session description listings to be posted January 8, 2018. Topics include:

  • PLTW  Curriculum Overview and Demonstration Sessions (Launch; Gateway; Engineering; Biomedical Sciences; Computer Science)
  • Introduction to the APB Instructional Approach—Activity, Project, Problem-Based Framework for K-12 PLTW Curriculum Framework
  • AP + PLTW— Illinois High School Participation in the College Board Recognition System
  • Getting Started-- Planning Session for Potential New Schools
  • Q and A Consulting Assistance for First and Second year PLTW Program Schools
  • Grants and Community Partnerships for Sustaining Effective K-12 STEM Programs
  • Sustaining the PLTW STEM Effort—10-Year Schools Reflect on Lessons Learned, Challenges Faced, and Opportunities Leveraged
  • Interactive STEM Equity/Diversity Workshops
    • Mighty Messages for Student Success
    • Growth Mindset: The Ticket to STEM Success
    • STEM for Every Student
    • Inspire the Courage to Excel: Self-Efficiency for Student Outcomes
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering Pathways - Community College Partnerships
  • Successful Collaborative PLTW Program Snapshots –Panel Featuring Examples of  MS/HS; Elementary/MS; K-12 District; Engineering/Biomedical/Computer Science; Career Center/HS Feeder; and other Illinois PLTW implementation models
  • “Best practice panels” on classroom action research, successful community partnerships, local program sustainability, student diversity recruitment and retention
  • PLTW Support Resources for  District Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, and Students (MyPLTW Courses and Communities, myPLTW Store Helps, Promotional Materials, Special Student Recognition Opportunities)
  • ISBE College and Career Readiness STEM CTE Pathways Opportunities
  • K-12 and college student presentations and exhibits
  • University of Illinois Engineering and Technology program updates and opportunities
  • Engineering Design and Development - EDD Students Tackle Real World Issues
  • Roundtable Table Talk Topics (K-12 PLTW program collaboration; first and second year member school networking; PLTW technology support; community partnership support; counselor table talks; career center/feeder school program implementation; special event and outreach activities; elementary, middle school, and high school  focus groups)
  • and more…

For further information, contact:

Brenda Pacey, Illinois PLTW Affiliate Director 
(217) 244-5217