Massachusetts PLTW Conference
As the Massachusetts Affiliate University for Project Lead The Way, WPI is pleased to host this Conference on Thursday, October 24. This conference is co-sponsored by Project Lead The Way.
The conference is a professional development conference for school counselors, curriculum specialists, principals, teachers, district administrators, and interested business and industry professionals to learn all about the Project Lead The Way K-12 Curriculum. The PLTW curriculum programs 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. Our conference has been expanded this year to offer attendees three choices for each session, so there will be sessions of interest to everyone whether you've been involved with PLTW for ten years, one year, or this is the very first you've heard of the curriculum.
Please note: PLTW school district agreements state that PLTW schools must send at least one guidance counselor/advisor to a PLTW conference each year. This will be the only PLTW conference in Massachusetts this academic year.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Suggested Attire: Casual or business casual with comfortable walking shoes
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Salisbury Laboratories
Parking: WPI Parking Garage at 151 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609
Parking Pass - must be printed and placed on dashboard of your vehicle or you will be ticketed!
Directions to WPI
The conference includes light morning refreshments, lunch and your participation in all the presentations. Our conference is free to attend, however small cash donations on Oct. 24 would be greatly appreciated to help offset the event and catering expenses. Register for the conference.
Optional Hotel Accommodations for Wednesday, October 23:
Attendees choosing this option are responsible for their own reservations and all costs incurred.
Courtyard by Marriott Worcester
72 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605
Directions to hotel
Room Check-in Begins: 3:00 PM
Room Check-out: Prior to Thursday's conference; if you want to walk the 15min to WPI, you may leave your car parked at the hotel; Directions from hotel to WPI
WPI Room Rate: $125 + 14.45% tax; includes on-site parking, indoor swimming pool, fitness room
Hotel Reservations: Book online or call +1-508-363-0300 or +1-800-321-2211 and mention you are visiting WPI to get the $125 reduced rate
Conference questions, contact:
Project Lead The Way Program Manager
WPI STEM Education Center