2018 Core Training for Teachers

Project Lead The Way Professional Development is focused on in-depth training (Core Training) and continuing education (Ongoing Training). By participating in these trainings, educators have the opportunity to increase their depth of content knowledge, skills and pedagogy related to specific PLTW courses instruction.

PLTW’s Core Training (CT) is an intensive and immersive in-person training experience held at University of South Carolina (or another PLTW Affiliate University). During CT, teachers are immersed in course-specific curriculum, complete hands-on activities, projects and problems with a strong focus on pedagogy.

Teachers must successfully pass CT for every PLTW course they wish to implement and instruct.

 

PLTW National Schedule of all Summer 2018 PLTW Courses

Daily Schedule

All courses will start at 10am.  Orientation will be held in Swearingen Engineering Building located at 301 Main Street Columbia, SC 29208.   All classes are scheduled daily from 8 am – 5 pm. (with the exception of the first day’s orientation).   The final day courses will end by 12 pm with the exception of the 3 day course which will end by 5pm.

Training Fees

  • Gateway Specialization 3 DAY TRAINING: $650
  • Gateway Foundation Unit 5 DAY TRAINING: $1200
  • Pathway to Engineering or Computer Science 10 DAY TRAINING: $2400

Housing and Meal Information and Fees

University housing is available this summer!

Breakfast will be included with all university housing this year at no extra cost!

 

10 day training: $600 (this includes 12 nights)

5 day training: $300

3 day training: $200

 

Meals are a VISA card in the amount requested (there is a $5 card fee).  You can use the VISA cards on any food item or any restaurant.  It is set to the SC State Per Diem rate of $25 per day.  You have the flexibility and freedom to choose when and where you eat.

10 day training: $305

5 day training: $130

3 day training: $80

Hotels

  • Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown the Vista  $119/night

    • Includes WiFi, parking and Breakfast           819 Gervais Street  Columbia, SC 29201 USA

    • JUNE:https://columbiadowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-PJUN Enter arrival and departure date, click on check availability and book reservation. They can also call reservations at (888) 492-8847; give the group code which is G-PJUN to the reservations agent when booking. 

      Please let your guests know they must book their reservations by 5/30/18.

    • JULY:https://columbiadowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-PJUL Enter arrival and departure date, click on check availability and book reservation. They can also call reservations at (888) 492-8847; give the group code which is G-PJUL to the reservations agent when booking. 

      Please let your guests know they must book their reservations by 7/5/18.

  • Courtyard Downtown at USC

    • $139/night without breakfast.  $149/night with made to order breakfast. Both includes shuttle (within 3 miles), WiFi and parking.  Call and ask for the PLTW rate.  To receive these amenities, you must be in the PLTW block.

      • 630 Assembly Street  Columbia, SC 29201 USA  ***walking distance***
      • all 803.726.1606 or email Shriya.patel@downtowncolumbiaschotels.com
  • SpringHill Suites Downtown / Vista

    • $139/ night.  Includes breakfast buffet, parking WiFi, and Shuttle.
      • Call 803.726.1606 or email Shriya.patel@downtowncolumbiaschotels.com

 

 

Parking

Parking rates are:

  • 10 days $50
  • 5 days $25
  • 3 days $15

Parking will be at BLOSSOM STREET parking garage located at 1244 Blossom Street. Columbia SC 29208. Please plan on parking in the permit parking section.  We will give you a card for access.  If your hotels provides a shuttle, we recommend using it.

 

Core Training Cancellation Policy

The registration made with PLWT for the Core Training course at University of South Carolina can be cancelled within 10 calendar days without a cancellation fee penalty. If payment in full is not received within 60 days of the registration date with PLTW, the PLTW Core Training course seat reservation will be canceled by the University of South Carolina Affiliate Director unless special arrangements for payment have been made by the school district billing contact. A cancellation fee in the amount of $500.00 will be invoiced to the billing contact specified on the teachers PLTW registration with PLTW by the University of South Carolina Affiliate’s Director’s office.

Fees paid on behalf of a participant who fails to attend the training will not be refunded.

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