Principles of Engineering (POE)

June 18 – 29, 2018 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Siebel Center for Computer Science (201 N. 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 June 17,2018 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.


Housing reservations/payment for the June 18-29  high school IED, POE, CEA, and EDD courses at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign should be made online or by phone DIRECTLY with hotel, before May 18, mentioning specific PLTW blocks as listed below:

Hampton Inn in Champaign-Urbana  deadline 5/18 (nightly rates of $115 plus 14% tax),

1200 West University Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801; 217-337-1100 telephone; free parking, internet, pool, and full breakfast.
Group Name: PLTW #2
Online Booking: PLTW #2
Group Code: PLT

Note that Hampton Inn is 2 blocks from campus classrooms.
Optional Commuter Campus Parking Pass ($78.00 for two-week sessions; $60.00 for one week sessions); parking lots are located one block from PLTW classrooms.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CTI Map  -

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.
  • 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, and 16 PDH's for two-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 2018 action research coursework and tuition payment. Online registration for the course opens June, 2018 (course details to be posted in April).

For further information about Summer 2018 CTI offerings, contact University of Illinois Affiliate Director Brenda Pacey ( or (217) 244-5217