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

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The new PLTW.org 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:
https://www.pltw.org/share-your-story

Visit the NEW Hawai’i and Pacific Islands PLTW Presence Page:
https://www.pltw.org/our-partners/college-and-university-partners/hawaii

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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:
https://www.pltw.org/pltw-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:  https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/professional-development

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: https://goo.gl/forms/Vc9v6w2r99Jd6aW73

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.

Welcome Aboard to PLTW Hawai’i Teachers and Schools!

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Right now and throughout the rest of the Summer 2016, over a hundred teachers from throughout the Hawaiian Islands are attending Project Lead The Way Professional Development.  Welcome to all new and returning teachers!  Ten different PLTW Trainings on Oahu, Maui, and Hawai’i Islands will result in thousands more students of Hawai’i engaging in exciting and innovative learning in the fields of computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

Mahalo for empowering students to thrive in an evolving world!

As you continue to plan your implementation and take the next steps back at school to prepare, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us for support.

Next Steps for PLTW Schools

If your teachers have already registered for a PLTW Summer Core Training in Hawai’i or Beyond, Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016-17 SY PLTW Experience and the PLTW Ohana!  We look forward to supporting all teachers as they deepen their own skills and knowledge in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Biomedical Sciences through PLTW’s innovative PD pedagogy and curricular approach!

 

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Whether you are new to PLTW or expanding your existing program, here are a few TIPS to ensure a successful implementation:

#1: Make SURE your teacher/s is/are registered properly for the correct training.  Reach out to the University or host of training if you have not heard from them.  DEFINITELY complete the Online Readiness Training at least 72 Hours prior to Day 1 of Core Training, no later.  If you need an invoice so payment can be processed, request one from the University or host.

#2: REGISTER YOUR DISTRICT or SCHOOL.  Take 5-10 minutes to begin the process TO REGISTER ONLINE.  Registration of districts involves execution of an agreement/contract.  Schools need this in place for teachers and students to have full access to the PLTW online curriculum and resources.  This is ideally done prior to teachers attend training.

#3: PLAN YOUR PLTW IMPLEMENTATION.  Review the Implementation Guide (PLTW_Implementation_Guide (1))to more deeply understand the modules, units, and/or courses, potential sequences, and intended audiences/grade levels.

#4:  ORDER EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS.  Once you know your size and style of implementation, review PLTW Equipment and Materials lists, Computer Specifications,  (Appendix_C_Computer_Specs) and begin an inventory of what your school already has.  Then proceed with purchasing of needed equipment and materials.

#5: CALL THE PLTW SOLUTION CENTER.  Have your school IT person call the PLTW IT team to ensure all software installation, hardware, and other technical set up questions can be answered.  1-877-335-PLTW (7589) or Schoolsupport@pltw.org Have your district administrator, teachers, or any others with questions call! Open M-F until 11PM EST.

#6: VISIT PTLW CORE TRAINING IN ACTION.  Administrators interested in visiting their teachers while they attend a PLTW Core Training in Hawai’i, please contact Diana Papini Warren to make arrangements to join a scheduled “PLTW Core Training Visit” in Hawai’i during June and July.