State Conference

We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual:

November 21, 2015
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

University of Hawai’i West Oahu Campus

The purpose of this event is:

  1. To support our PLTW schools in Hawai’i that are currently implementing our programs K-12 in computer science, engineering, and biomedical sciences.
  2. To inform prospective teachers, administrators, and community partners about PLTW Programs, Grant Opportunities, and Partnership Opportunities.

Schedule of Events

7:30 AM Registration Begins

Vince M. Bertram, PLTW CEO

8:00 AM  Welcome and Introduction by University of Hawai’i President David Lassner

Morning Keynote Address
 Vince M. Bertram, Ed.D.

Session 1:  8:50 – 9:50 AM

  • PLTW Launch Program for Elementary Schools
  • PLTW Gateway Program for Middle Schools and Highlights on Implementations in Hawai’i
  • PLTW Partnerships – Creating an Ecosystem of Support for Students
  • Chevron of Hawai’i – A PLTW Industry Partner in Engineering 
  • Project Lead The Way – An Overview

Session 2: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • PLTW High School Engineering – Overview and Highlights on Implementations in Hawai’i
  • Navigating the PLTW Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Biomedical Sciences – A Comprehensive K-12 Pathway
  • Planning a PLTW Implementation & Grant Opportunities for Hawai’i

Session 3: 11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

  • PLTW Launch and VEX IQ
  • PLTW High School Biomedical Sciences 
  • PLTW Computer Science – A Comprehensive K-12 Pathway
  • Developing PLTW Community Partnerships and Place-based Resources for Hawai’i

Lunch  12:15

Lunchtime Keynote Address 12:20  

Dr. Rachel Boulay
Dr. Rachel Boulay

Rachel Boulay
, PhD, Director of Education, Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Introduction by Ellie Vandiver, PLTW

Closing 1:00

Subject to Change – Last Updated 11/15/15


Cost: $15 by November 9th
(After November 9th and Event Day Walk-ins $20)
Payment by cash or check upon arrival.  Checks payable to UH West Oahu.  Lunch and Refreshments Included.  Walk-in’s are Welcome!


For questions on registration, please contact Heidi Arrington at 808-689-2303 or

For more information on Project Lead The Way, contact Diana Papini Warren at 808-281-3106 or

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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