Project Lead The Way Core Training

Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, August 04, 2017
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

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

WPI PLTW Core Training Offerings for Summer 2017 -  
Launch K-5 core training:
Launch Lead Teacher Training  7/10-7/12
Launch Classroom Teacher Training  7/31-8/1
Launch Lead Teacher Training  7/17-7/19
Computer Science high school courses:
Computer Science A  7/10-7/21
Computer Science Principles  7/24-8/4
Gateway middle school units:
Automation and Robotics  7/31-8/4
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers  7/31-8/4
Design and Modeling  7/24-7/28
Green Architecture  7/24-7/26
Science of Technology  7/17-7/19
Engineering high school courses:
Civil Engineering and Architecture  7/24-8/4
Computer Science Principles  7/24-8/4
Introduction to Engineering Design  7/10-7/21
Principles of Engineering  7/24-8/4
Also being offered in New England -
Gateway Computer Science App Creators at NHTI  8/7-8/11
Gateway Flight and Space at NHTI  8/7-8/9
Gateway Medical Detectives at NHTI  8/7-8/11
Digital Electronics at U. of New Haven  7/10-7/21
Complete List of PLTW Core Trainings

WPI Core Training Details

  • Travel timing & tips
    - All sessions start at 8AM on Monday, therefore flights must arrive on Sunday.
    - 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 will conclude by 1:30PM on the last day, therefore flights must depart after 4:30PM. EXCEPTION: Civil Engineering & Architecture will end by 3PM on Aug. 4, so flights should depart after 6PM.
    - 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
  • Schedule, including arrival & departure details
  • Graduate credit from UMBC for select middle & high school teachers
  • Participant expectations
  • Laptop & tablet requirements
  • What to bring for your course
  • Other suggested items to bring


While you are here at WPI...

2017 prices for PLTW core training at WPI:

$2,300 tuition for 2wk courses
$1,150 tuition for 1wk courses
$800 tuition for 3-day courses
$525 tuition for 2-day courses
Tuition includes weekday lunches.

$900 WPI dorm lodging for 2wk courses (up to 13 nights)
$450 lodging for 1wk courses (up to 6 nights)
$250 lodging for 3-day courses (up to 4 nights)
$170 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 $156/night, including breakfast and 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.

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