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Through a challenging training curriculum, the expert guidance of Master Teachers, and the support of a professional community of educators, PLTW has transformed traditional instruction. The PLTW approach to professional development prepares educators to lead the engaging PLTW experience in their classrooms and provides the continuing support they need to be successful. 


The PLTW professional development experience begins with prerequisite courses that focus on an introduction to PLTW and essential foundational knowledge.  Then, teachers attend Core Training, where they are immersed in the course curriculum to develop the knowledge and skills they need to inspire their students.  Core Training is 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 an in-depth exploration of PLTW coursework, and gain invaluable experience to take back to their classrooms.  Following Core Training, PLTW teachers have access to ongoing learning opportunities — including PLTW Summit — that provide them with the resources they need to continue growing and thriving.

To learn more about the PLTW Professional Development experience, and see the summer 2019 Training Schedule, visit


If you have questions about PLTW Professional Development, contact the PLTW Solution Center by email at, or by phone at 877-335-7589.

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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 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.