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What: Massachusetts Project Lead The Way Conference
When: October 24, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Salisbury Laboratories, Worcester, MA
Eligibility: The conference is open to all K-12 schools and other interested parties.
Details: Partial funding to support implementing PLTW programs at the middle and high school levels may be available to MA school districts serving diverse, low income populations. The conference details will be available by late September on the WPI website at www.wpi.edu/+pltw. For more information about the Project Lead The Way programs, please visit the PLTW website at www.pltw.org.
This conference is a professional development conference for school counselors, curriculum specialists, principals, teachers, district administrators, and interested business and industry professionals to learn about the Project Lead The Way K-12 Curriculum Programs that integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), providing an opportunity for districts to develop a STEM pathway from kindergarten to grade 12 in order to prepare students for the global economy. These programs are aligned with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
PLTW programs are endorsed by the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the American Aerospace Industry Association, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, among others.