Project Lead The Way 

WHAT:Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a national (not-for-profit) program designed to increase the number of engineering and technology graduates in the United States.

WHY:Today's STEM RealitiesThe U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17 percent by 2018nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them. STEM is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future.

WHERE:Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of STEM programs. Our world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in our global economy.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we deliver PLTW programs to more than 5,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. PLTW schools can be found in rural, urban, and suburban districts; across all income levels; as well as in public, private, and charter schools.

PLTW's success in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed has been recognized by colleges and universities, Fortune 500 businesses, and numerous national organizations including Change the Equation, the Social Impact Exchange, and more.

 

Arkansas Project Lead The Way

State Conference

 

Dec 7th and 8th, 2016

Pulaski Technical College

3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, AR 72118

Arkansas Tech University is excited to announce this year's state conference will be held at our partner Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock.

Dec 7th (All Day PD Offerings for teachers!!!!) $60 for the day!

  • The New Design and Modeling Update Training
  • The Learning Management System
  • Launch Module 5.2 Vex IQ Workshop
  • SCI Girls Training and Materials for middle school and high school teachers to recruit girls to your program!

 Dec 8th Full Conference Day (Administrators, Teachers, and Counselors) $60 for the day!

 Topics include:

PLTW Computer Science Pathway

Computer Science Principles and Intro to Computer Science Round tables

The New Design and Modeling

Industry Certifications for your program

Launch (Taking your Launch program to the next level)

Promoting your program with "Drones"

Grant writing for your program

Hands on sessions for all programs

Engaging new groups of students in your program

Design Challenges to engage and showcase your students

Girls Design Collaborative (K-12)

Museum of Discovery (K-8)

Arkansas Innovation Hub

Business and Industry Panel Discussions for all pathways

Gateway Academy and other summer camp programs (K-12)

Vex Robotics (GRANTS AND GAMES) (3-12 GRADE)

TSA, Skills USA, and HOSA (How to get started and updates)

Industry and District Leadership Networking session

 2-Day Registration $100!!!!

Click here to register.

 https://goo.gl/forms/4SK0WKQJPdieAoJH3  


Contact Vic Dreier with any questions:

Vic Dreier

Arkansas PLTW Affiliate Director

 Corley Hall Room 262

1811 North Boulder Avenue

Russellville, AR 72801

Email: vdreier@atu.edu 

Phone: 479-968-0331