UH West Oahu Project Lead The Way

The following is from a UH News Release, accessible at http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=7910

UH West Oahu offers Project Lead The Way summer core training

Open to all teachers, administrators and community partners

Contact: Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604 Public Info Officer, Communications Department

KAPOLEI — For the second year, the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu will host Project Lead The Way (PLTW) summer teacher professional development programs – called Core Training – for Hawaiʻi teachers implementing PLTW’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in K-12 classrooms. Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers. More than 8,000 elementary, middle and high schools offer the curriculum across 50 states.

Various sessions will be held at the UH West Oʻahu campus throughout June including

  • Launch Lead Teacher
  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Computer Science

In July, UH West Oʻahu will also host a three-day PLTW Launch Lead Teacher training at UH Maui College and at UH Hilo’s Honokaʻa North Hawaiʻi Education and Training Center. Teachers must successfully pass core training for every PLTW course they wish to implement and instruct.

The registration deadline for Oʻahu’s June sessions has been extended to May 20. The registration deadline for Maui and Hawaiʻi Island training is May 31. Register online for PLTW summer training and view the PLTW Professional Development Registration web page for information on specific course dates and times.

UH West Oʻahu is Project Lead The Way’s first affiliate partner in Hawaiʻi and provides ongoing support for local schools implementing PLTW curriculum. The University hosted PLTW’s required Core Training programs for teacher instructors for the first time in summer 2015 – training previously offered only on the U.S. mainland.

For more information, contact Sherry Proper at sproper@hawaii.edu or (808) 689-2384.

Established in 1976, the University of Hawaiʻi – West O‘ahu is an indigenous-serving institution that offers quality education, small class sizes, and personalized attention. UH West O‘ahu has the newest bachelor’s degree-granting campus in the University of Hawaiʻi System, serving approximately 2,700 students with academic programs that emphasize interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies. UH West Oʻahu commemorates its 40th anniversary in 2016. For more information, visit www.uhwo.hawaii.edu, call (808) 689-2800 or toll-free (866) 299-8656. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world, and provides teachers with the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students. PLTW programs can be found in over 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

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