Core Training

Purdue PLTW offers four Core Training pathways available each summer. 

*** No meals or snacks will be provided this year (2017).  We have lowered registration fees from previous years to reflect this new policy. ***

*** Lodging is not included in Registration fees. ***

PLTW Launch

Your K-5 students already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. What PLTW Launch does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.

PLTW Launch’s 24 interdisciplinary modules bring learning to life. The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. 

2017 PLTW Launch Core Training schedule

Launch Classroom Teacher Training                  6/19 – 6/20 

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PLTW Gateway

Middle school is a time of exploration, a time when students are figuring out what they’re passionate about today and how that relates to who they’ll become tomorrow. 

During this transitional time, PLTW Gateway’s 10 units empower students to lead their own discovery. The hands-on program boosts classroom engagement and excitement, drives collaboration, and inspires “aha! moments” and deep comprehension. And as students engage in PLTW’s activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they see range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond. 

2017 PLTW Gateway Core Training schedule

GTT - Medical Detectives (MD)                              6/19 - 6/23    

GTT - Design & Modeling (DM)                             7/10 - 7/14    

GTT - Automation & Robotics (AR)                       7/17 - 7/21    

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PLTW Engineering

From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.  

2017 PLTW Engineering Core Training schedule

Principles of Engineering (POE)                          6/19 – 6/30  

Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)             6/19 – 6/30 

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)           7/10 - 7/21    

Digital Electronics (DE)                                        7/10 - 7/21    

Engineering Design & Development (EDD)        7/10 - 7/21

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PLTW Computer Science

At a time when computer science affects how we work and live, PLTW Computer Science empowers students in grades 9-12 to become creators, instead of merely consumers, of the technology all around them. 

The program’s interdisciplinary courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges. As students work together to design solutions, they learn computational thinking – not just how to code – and become better thinkers and communicators. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

2017 PLTW Computer Science Core Training schedule

CS – App Creators (AC)                                      6/19 – 6/23  

Computer Science Principles (CSP)                    6/19 – 6/30   

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