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Published on December 31, 2007

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PLTW Overview:  PLTW Overview Carolyn Helm Counselor Conference SDSU Slide2:  What is Engineering? Engineering is:  Engineering is solving problems to extend human potential and improve the quality of life. What do PLTW Students Learn?:  What do PLTW Students Learn? How to Solve problems & Create multiple ideas How to Listen to others How to work in Teams How to conduct Research How to Analyze information How to Speak in front of a group Write Technical information Communicate ideas Cope with failures and try again Improve previous work Manage Time to meet deadlines Have fun & work hard Slide5:  PLTW COURSES Slide6:  Gateway to Technology Design and Modeling The Magic of Electrons The Science of Technology Automation and Robotics Flight and Space UNDER DEVELOPMENT: Energy and Motion 9 week units HS Pre-engineering Program :  HS Pre-engineering Program Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Digital Electronics Computer Integrated Manufacturing Civil Engineering/Architecture Biotechnology Aerospace Engineering Engineering Design & Development Note: Course program requires college entrance mathematics each year. Specialization Courses (HS offers 1 or more): Foundation Courses: Capstone Course: Slide8:  Grade 9 English History Algebra I Biology Physical Ed. Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 English History Geometry Chemistry English American History Algebra II Physics Foreign Language English 12 Gov’t/Economics Trig or Pre-Calculus Science 6 units 6 - 7 units 6 units 6 units Foreign Language Sample Student Four – Year Schedule Introduction to Engineering Design Principles of Engineering Digital Engineering and/or Specialty course Engineering Design & Development Slide9:  Teacher Preparation Slide10:  Ready for core training Ready for teaching Gateway To Technology (Middle School) Principles of Engineering Introduction To Engineering Design Digital Electronics Computer Integrated Manufacturing Civil Engineering/Architecture Aerospace Engineering Biotechnology Engineering Design and Development Core Training Summer Institute Self-Assessment and Pre-Core Training Continuous Training Master Teacher © PLTW 2003 3 Phase Professional Development Slide11:  District Commitment School District Commitments :  School District Commitments Implement PLTW course curriculum (over 4 years) Support teachers in Professional Development Counselors participate in conferences Provide teachers with specified labs & equipment Agree to become certified within 2 years Form a teacher-led partnership team Participate in evaluation of PLTW Commit to on-going training opportunities Interact with PLTW State Leader Slide13:  University Partners Slide17:  PLTW Across the Nation Growth in PLTW Schools:  Growth in PLTW Schools Growth in PLTW States:  Growth in PLTW States PLTW States:  PLTW States Technology Education Pre-Service Partners:  Technology Education Pre-Service Partners Central Missouri State University Purdue The University of Wisconsin Stout Utah State University Slide22:  National Partnerships & Recognition Slide23:  Thomson Delmar learning will produce either adaptations of existing texts or new works that when combined with the PLTW curriculum materials form integrated learning packages. Textbook Collaboration Roll out dates: Fall 2007 Introduction to Engineering Design & Digital Electronics Fall 2008 Gateway To Technology, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, & Engineering Design and Development Fall 2009 Principles of Engineering & Civil Engineering and Architecture The Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Academy:  The Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Academy A week long MS co-ed day camp that provides: Fun and challenging hands-on high-tech projects Valuable teamwork experience Real-world views of engineering and technical careers Recreational opportunities Friendships with students of similar interests The 2006 STEPS academies will be held in: Rochester, NY and San Diego, CA Slide25:  National Recognition PLTW program is recommended as the model curriculum for creating “K-12 rigorous curricula, standards and assessments based on world-class standards.” “Students participating in PLTW courses are better prepared for college engineering programs.” National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine October 2005 Slide26:  NAF National Academy Foundation has partnered with PLTW to offer an “Engineering Academy” Slide27:  Research Findings Research Data Key Findings based upon 450 PLTW students:  Research Data Key Findings based upon 450 PLTW students 80% of seniors plan on attending college or community college compared to 65% nationwide. 54% plan to enroll in engineering or engineering technology compared to 10% nationally. 19% plan on attending community college or Technical School. 85% student retention rate in 2nd year of E/ET compared to 40% nationwide. Slide30:  National Events Join Us for the First Annual PLTW National Conference:  Join Us for the First Annual PLTW National Conference March 6 – 8 Albany, NY

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