Iowa Project Lead the Way Holds Core Training Institute for Teachers

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Iowa Project Lead the Way program is conducting a Core Training Insitute at the University of Iowa for 54 teachers from 11 states.  States include Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The training is being held from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. weekdays from July 20 until August 1 at the Seamans Center for Engineering Arts and Sciences on the UI campus. Teachers must attend a Core Training Institute before they can teach a Project Lead The Way course at their school.

Training is being offered for three different at the Insitute -- Principles of Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Participating teachers first complete readiness training on their own, before attending an institute. Teachers then participate in the Core Training that focuses on building awareness and confidence related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education; activity-, project-, and problem-based learning, the roles of the teacher and student as they relate to instruction; and course-specific STEM content.

Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.

For more information, contact Chelle Lehman at chelle-lehman@uiowa.edu or via telephone at 319-335-5702.

For more information on Iowa Project Lead the way, go to http://www.pltwiowa.org/index.php?Home-24.