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: rtn.is/hawaiirtn_hi

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

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.

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 pltw.org, 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.

https://vimeo.com/180355655

 

Welcome Aboard to PLTW in the Islands!

The number of schools in Hawai’i engaging students with Project Lead The Way curriculum in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science has more than doubled in one year!

PLTW_3vertimagesNew and returning PLTW schools, please find a variety of resources on our Program Support page of the official PLTW website: https://www.pltw.org/program-support

Need assistance on next steps right away, such as with questions on ordering materials and rostering students in the learning management system, don’t hesitate to call the PLTW Solution Center Team Toll Free: 877-335-PLTW (7589) or email solutioncenter@pltw.org

Still learning about PLTW?  Discover more about the PLTW activity, project, problem based pedagogy and curriculum pathways K-12 in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science on the official PLTW website:  https://www.pltw.org/our-programs