Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Illinois PLTW Teacher Workshop Day

Marriott Hotel, Oak Brook, IL
8:30 AM to 3:30PM
(8:00 am - Coffee and registration)

$100.00 per person (includes lunch)

6 ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH)

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The PLTW Teacher Workshop Day targets PLTW-trained elementary, middle school, and high school teachers and will focus on hands-on learning, customized assistance, and teacher idea-sharing.  All attendees are asked to bring laptops (and iPads for Launch; tablets for CS) with PLTW software loaded, as appropriate, along with samples of local program promotion materials, and student presentation/project efforts. 
Watch for detailed session description postings soon. Tentative session listing:

  • Gateway Design and Modeling Curriculum  Revisions review
  • Intro to Engineering Design Curriculum Revisions
  • Working with VEX for Launch modules
  • Inventor, Revit, RobotC, Sketchup and other software hands-on sessions
  • and more

Concurrent Session topics:

  • APB PLTW Instructional Approach—Activity, Project, Problem-Based Framework Model Review
  • How the myPLTW “Courses” and “Communities”  can Work for You --Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced levels
  • Math in the IED Classroom—Helpful Hints
  • Streamlining ROBOTC Instruction: Quick Ways to Solve Common Problems
  • LAUNCH Grade Level Roundtable Show and Tell—6 Grades, 24 modules, and Lots of Fun
  • LAUNCH Classroom Teacher and LAUNCH Lead Teacher model updates
  • Gateway unit discussion groups
  • Gateway CS connections—AC and CSIM new curriculum implementation sharing
  • PLTW Biomedical Sciences--Curriculum Roundtable Discussions
  • 3D Printing in the PLTW Biomedical curriculum
  • AR to Automation in the Gateway Classroom
  • Paper Circuit Supplemental Electricity Activities for All Ages
  • CEA 21st Century Supplements
  • Best Practices for PLTW Computer Science Programs--Work groups for AC, CSE, CSP, CSA Teachers
  • Putting the AP in CSA
  • Inventor Escape Room
  • Innovation Portal in the PLTW Classroom - It's not just for EDD anymore!
  • Student Premier - Career Experience Opportunities
  • Collaborative Planning for Regional EDD and other Student Project/Expo Activities
  • Counselor/PLTW teacher Collaborations for Student Success
  • Course-specific curriculum updates, best practices, and customized troubleshooting discussions—Engineering, Biomed, Gateway, Computer Science, LAUNCH
  • Collaborative Table Talks—Recruiting for Student Diversity; K-12 Districtwide Collaboration; Classroom Action Research topics; Course-specific roundtable sharing; PLTW Courses and other PLTW curriculum resource tools; Local Partnership Team Successes; Special Outreach Activities and Student Competitions
  • and more….

For further information, contact:

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