Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, August 03, 2018

8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Location:  Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Salisbury Laboratories, Worcester, MA

WPI PLTW Core Training Offerings for Summer 2018

Course Start Date End Date Tuition cost

Launch K-5 core training

Launch Classroom Teacher Training

Launch Classroom Teacher Training

 

Wednesday, July 11

Monday, July 16

 

Thursday , July 12

Tuesday, July 17

 

$500

$500

Gateway Middle School Units

App Creator

Automation & Robotics

CS for Innovators and Makers

Design and Modeling

Energy and the Environment

 

Monday, July 23

Monday, July 30

Monday July 30

Monday, July 23

Monday, July 23

 

Friday, July 27

Friday, August 3

Friday, August 3

Friday, July 27

Wednesday, July 25

 

$1150

$1150

$1200

$1150

$800

High School Courses

Civil Engineering & Architecture

Computer Science Essentials

Computer Science Principles

Engineering Design & Development

Intro. to Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

 

Monday, July 23

Monday, July 9

Monday, July 23

Monday, July 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, July 23

 

Friday, August 3

Friday, July 20

Friday, August 3

Friday, July 20

Friday, July 20

Friday, August 3

 

$2300

$2400

$2300

$2300

$2300

$2300

In order to attend one or more of these sessions, registration is started at the Project Lead the Way site.

WPI Core Training Details

  • Travel timing & tips
    • If you purchased the WPI campus lodging, Sunday night lodging & Monday breakfast are included. However local teachers are welcome to drive to campus early Monday if they prefer, & then settle into the dorm on Monday evening.
    • Classes will run weekdays 8AM sharp to approximately 5:30PM, with multiple hours of homework each night including the weekend. The master teachers are available for extra help in the evening so staying nearby is recommended.
    • The 2 to 5 day elementary & middle school sessions will conclude by 5PM on the last day, therefore flights should depart after 8PM.
    • The 2 week high school sessions are tentatively scheduled to conclude by 1:30PM on the last day, therefore flights must depart after 4:30PM.
    • If you purchased the WPI campus lodging & must fly home the day after due to flight times, you may stay the extra night at no additional cost. We will similarly accommodate teachers with very long car rides.
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is slightly closer than Providence's T.F. Green Airport (PVD). The Hartford, CT & Manchester, NH airports are a bit further away & not serviced by the local airport shuttle shared vans. Only JetBlue flies to the local Worcester Regional Airport (ORH), where you would take a cab to campus.
    • Airport shuttle shared vans (W Limo or Knight's)
    •  Train, bus, taxi transportation
  • Preparing Your Computer
  • What to bring for your course
  • Other suggested items to bring
  • Graduate Credit available through UMBC (PDF)

 

Course specific information about arrival times:


While you are here at WPI...

2018 prices for PLTW Core Training Lodging at WPI:

$950 WPI dorm lodging for 2wk courses (up to 13 nights)
$475 lodging for 1wk courses (up to 6 nights)
$275 lodging for 3-day courses (up to 4 nights)
$190 lodging for 2-day courses (up to 3 nights)
WPI dorm lodging includes weekday breakfast buffet and air-conditioned suite with private bedrooms; 3 people/suite; shared living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton on Prescott St. in Worcester is also an option. You would need to book it yourself by calling 508-886-9005. WPI guest price should be $139/night + taxes.

Weeknight dinners and weekend meals are at your own expense at a variety of restaurants within walking distance and/or you may shop and cook if you are staying in WPI’s newest dorm, Faraday Hall, and you bring cooking supplies.

For more information contact us: pltw@wpi.edu