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Core Training immerses teachers in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment that challenges them to look at their classrooms in a new way. During Core Training, teachers take on the role of a student, engage in in-depth exploration of PLTW coursework, and gain invaluable experience to take back to their classrooms.

Core Training helps teachers build skills and confidence around activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) learning; prepares educators to become facilitators and coaches; and empowers them to bring learning to life through their PLTW program.

After successful completion of Core Training, PLTW teachers receive access to their Professional Learning Community (PLC), course-specific student and classroom instructional resources, and Ongoing Training resources all through the myPLTW Learning Management System (LMS).  Core Training, together with Readiness Training and On Going Training are the three stages in the PLTW Professional Development model.

The full 2018 Summer Core Training Schedule is now avaiable, RIT's Core Training Schedule is below.  Registration will open in April, through your myPLTW account. 

Summer 2018 RIT PLTW Core Training Schedule

PLTW Session #2: June 18 – June 29

Location: High School East, Smithtown CSD, St. James, NY

Course Offered:

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

  • Tuition: $2350
  • Meal Plan: $200 - Lunch is provided each class day.  All participants must purchase the meal plan.  Breakfast is included with your room, dinner is on your own.
  • Accommodation Option:  There is a room block set up at the Holiday Inn Express – Stony Brook, (S – Th: $129/night, F –S: $159/night).  Teachers are responsible for making and providing payment for their own rooms. 
  • This class is not eligible for the BOCES CoSer

 

PLTW Session #3: July 8 – July 20

Location: RIT Campus, Rochester, NY

Course Offered:

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

Principles of Engineering (POE)

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

Computer Science Principles (CSP)

  • Location: RIT Campus, Rochester, NY
  • Tuition: $2350
  • Full Room and Board: $1125

 

Design and Modeling (DM), (7/9 – 7/13)

Automation and Robotics (AR), (7/16 – 7/20)

  • Location: RIT Campus, Rochester, NY
  • Tuition: $1115
  • Full Room and Board: $540

 

PLTW Session #4: July 23 – August 3

Location: RIT Campus, Rochester, NY

Course Offered:

Digital Electronics (DE)

Engineering Design and Development (EDD)

Computer Science Applications (CSA)

  • Location: RIT Campus, Rochester, NY
  • Tuition: $2350
  • Full Room and Board: $1125

 

Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (CSIM), (7/23 – 7/27)

  • Location: RIT Campus, Rochester, NY
  • Tuition: $1200
  • Full Room and Board: $540

 

 

Green Architecture (GA), (7/23 – 7/25)

  • Tuition: $750
  • Full Room and Board: $274

 

Launch Classroom Teacher Training, (7/25 – 7/26)

  • Tuition: $500
  • Full Room and Board: $187

 

PLTW Session #5: August 6 – August 17

Location: Syracuse CSD Professional Development Center, Syracuse, NY

Course Offered: App Creators, (8/13 – 8/17)

  • Meal Plan: $100 - Lunch is provided each class day.  All participants must purchase the meal plan.  Breakfast is included with your room, dinner is on your own.
  • Accommodation Option:  There is a room block set up at the Residence Inn Marriott at Armory Square, ($169/night).  Teachers are responsible for making and providing payment for their own rooms.
  • This class is not eligible for the BOCES CoSer 

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FAQ

Can I attend Core Training if I am not currently at a PLTW school?

Through Project Lead The Way’s Open Professional Development option, you can. If you are interested in attending one of our Core Training classes, contact solutioncenter@pltw.org for access and permission to register. Please be aware that if you are paying for Core Training on your own, full payment is required prior to arriving at Core Training.

Can I leave Core Training early?

No. We do not authorize any teacher to leave Core Training early. Completion of the course includes attending each class through the last scheduled date, and submitting all work to an acceptable level.

Do I need to bring a laptop to Core Training?

Yes!  It is the school’s responsibility to provide their teachers attending Core Training with a laptop, that meets all PLTW specifications and has all of the course required software installed prior to arriving at Core Training.