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What is Project Lead The Way?
Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for elementary, middle and high school students. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system. The National's Project Lead The Way website is http://www.pltw.org/
How did the PLTW program begin?
The PLTW curriculum was first introduced to twelve New York State high schools in the 1997-1998 school year. One year later, PLTW field tested its four unit Middle School Program in three middle schools. Today, the programs are offered in 8,000 elementary, middle and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Where can I learn more about Project Lead The Way?
Cal Poly Pomona will offer two PLTW Information Conferences during the 2016-2017 academic year. More information regarding the Information Conferences can be found on the Information Conference webpage.
What to expect at Core Training?
Classroom hours will typically be between 8:00am - 5:00pm. After hour class study group is optional but is beneficial and highly recommended.
Can I purchase additional Cal Poly Pomona PLTW Polo Shirts?
Yes! The Polo Shirts are being sold for $20.00. Please contact Program Coordinator, Nicole Gutzke at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding availability of size.
Where will Summer Training be located?
Training will be located in Bldg. 17 on campus.
If I am flying into Ontario Airport, is there any transportation to Cal Poly Pomona?
Yes. Please contact Nicole Gutzke, Program Coordinator, to make arrangements. There is no shuttle service available to or from LAX airport.
Will I need a vehicle while attending Core Training?
A vehicle is not required for Core Training at Cal Poly Pomona. Though the campus is very beautiful, it is vast with hilly terrain and a number of steps. Attendees with walking issues may desire to use a vehicle to travel from the hotel on campus to the classroom. Cal Poly Pomona is mostly a commuter school and there are not very many stores or fast food venues within walking distance.
Am I required to stay in lodging if I live close by?
You are not required to stay at the hotel on campus. However, it is highly recommended. The classes are INTENSE and it is easy for a teacher to fall behind. Also, impromptu study groups often occur in the evening after class hours and are beneficial to understanding the material to a higher degree. These study groups are not mandatory.
Are there any workshops offered for PLTW outside of Core Training?
Cal Poly Pomona offers Refresher Workshops for PLTW instructors that have questions and need help with the curriculum they are teaching in their PLTW classes. More information can be found on the Refresher Workshop webpage.
What are the guidelines to enroll in PLTW?
Where can I apply for Graduate Credit?
The requirements for Graduate Credit are listed here: Graduate Credit Requirements
To find a University near you for more information, please consult the following: College and University Affiliate Locator
Payment for Core Training should be made payable to:
Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
Attn: Project Lead The Way
3801 West Temple Ave. Bldg. 55
Pomona, CA. 91768-4038