Grant Opportunities for Hawaiʻi High Schools to Start NEW PLTW Programs

Learn More Details on the $15K-$45K USA Funds Grants Available ONLY for Hawaiʻi High Schools to start a 2 YR or 3 YR Pathway in Computer Science, Engineering, or Biomedical Science.  Deadline to Apply is 12/15/16.

Visit the PLTW Website Grants Page for Details. screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-1-59-47-pm

Join Us for Office Hours to Learn More about the USA Funds Grant Opportunities. 

Sign up TODAY:

OPTION 1: Friday, December 2 at 10:00 AM HST

Sign up for the Friday session here

OPTION 2: Monday, December 5 at 4:00 PM HST

Sign up for the Monday session here



Visit the PLTW Exhibit at SOTF Conference Oct. 20-21!

Please come visit the Project Lead The Way Exhibit at Schools of the Future Conference!

  • Discover how PLTW is expanding in Hawai’i!
  • Get the latest information on Grant Competitions!
  • Hear about upcoming PLTW training opportunities!f
  • Learn how to inspire and engage students in STEM!SOTF3

JOIN THE PLTW Like-minded Lunch on Friday October 21st, too!

We hope to see you there!


Aloha Oe e PLTW Teachers and Colleagues

It has been an honor to serve Project Lead The Way as a Director of School Engagement these last years.  I have had an opportunity to work with incredible colleagues at PLTW, passionate partners, and dedicated teachers and students.  Thank you all for a fabulous experience!

I will continue to be an advocate for PLTW moving forward, as it is truly an excellent solution for education.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me at if I can be of assistance.

Aloha Oe,

Diana Papini Warren


PLTW Hawai’i Students – Apply to join the Roadtrip Nation STEAM Experience!

Roadtrip Nation is sending students on a Hawaii road trip to explore how the STEAM fields are powering the islands into the future! If you’re a local resident of Hawaii age 18-26 who’s interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math, apply here:

Share Your Story of PLTW in Hawai’i or the Pacific Islands!


The new website allows teachers and administrators to easily share success stories!  We are also pleased to have a NEW Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands PAGE!  Submitted stories from our region will appear on this page for all to view.

Please help others to learn how engaging PLTW is for students by sharing YOUR story and submitting corresponding images or video clips at the following link:

Visit the NEW Hawai’i and Pacific Islands PLTW Presence Page:

PLTW Webinar on Elementary Launch Program

Join an upcoming Webinar to learn more about the Project Lead The Way Launch Program.

PLTW Launch helps elementlaunchgirlsary students tap into their exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering.

Visit the Official PLTW Website to learn more about Launch:

Launch Lead Teacher Training opportunities are being offered in Hawai’i and across the country.  Dates and details for upcoming Launch Trainings in November 2016 will be shared at this event.  Schools can always refer to the PLTW Website to see currently offered trainings:

PLTW Launch Webinar Time:

  • Hawaii Time: Thursday September 29, 2016  3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Samoa Time: Thursday September 29, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Guam Time: Friday September 30, 2016 2016 11:00 AM

Register to Attend Today:

This webinar will offer:

  • An Overview of the 24 Curriculum Modules
  • The Lead Teacher Professional Development Model
  • New updates, including Android Tablet options, in addition to the iPad.
  • Details on Upcoming Trainings in the Region

Note:  This Webinar is intended for interested schools and education leaders in Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands. These events are facilitated by Diana Papini Warren, Director of School Engagement for this region.

Congratulations to Two Hawai’i PLTW Teachers on Presidential Awards!

Read the full story on the Department of Education Website:

Hawai’i teachers recognized by President Barack Obama for excellence in math and science education

Project Lead The Way wishes a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to PLTW Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Eliza Akana Yoshida and PTLW High School Engineering Teacher Bryan Silver!



Just In Time PD for NEW PLTW Teachers

Project Lead The Way offers a Professional Development Plan or PDP as a solution to assist schools that were unable to get their teachers to training Summer 2016.  This is an option if you just hired a teacher, for example, or you need an existing teacher to take on teaching PLTW courses or units, but they are not yet certified in these.

Schools needing to make use of this PDP option can learn more by reading the appropriate overviews:

High School PDP Overview PDP_BMS_CS_PTE_Overview

Middle School Gateway PDP Overview PDP_Gateway_Overview

To Register for a PDP, visit, click on Register Now, and navigate to the PD Registration for the Course or Unit of your choice.  Below Core Training details, you will find the link to PDP Registration.

Below is a video tutorial that shows how to navigate here.