PLTW Teacher Doyle Massey speaks to the importance of Computer Science education in Iowa and the important role PLTW can play.
Rostering for the 2015-16 school year is now open. PLTW District Administrators, School Administrators, or Principals must roster all PLTW Launch, PLTW Gateway, PLTW Engineering, PLTW Computer Science, and PLTW Biomedical Science students. Once students are rostered, teachers can enroll them into the myPLTW Learning Management System (LMS). Rostering is also required for PLTW Engineering, PLTW Computer Science, and PLTW Biomedical Science students to gain access to the End of Course (EoC) Assessments. The updated rostering template, as well as detailed instructions, is available under the Help section of the myPLTW website.
If you have questions, please contact the PLTW School Support Team by phone at 877-335-7589 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property
Travel and lodging expenses will be covered for teachers who are traveling more than 50 miles to the venue in accordance with Federal travel regulations and USPTO travel policy. Space is limited. Apply today!
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its second National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property on July 12-17, 2015 in Dallas, TX. This multi-day professional development training opportunity is designed to help middle and high school teachers incorporate concepts of making, inventing, and intellectual property creation and protection into classroom instruction. The program is open to teachers nation-wide. Space is limited. Apply today!
Participants are expected to implement lessons learned from the Institute into their schools and school districts in an effort to support development of a STEM/Innovation- learning ecosystem. The Institute is open to teachers nation-wide. Apply to be a part of this exciting cohort. Space is limited. Apply today! Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 22, 2015.
Through gracious support of FIRST programs in Iowa, Rockwell Collins is offering team grants for FLL for the coming Trash Trek season. Please check it out and consider starting a team this season!
Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant:
The TODAY Show is partnering with Shell to find find kids who are creating amazing things in the field of STEM. Check out their website at http://www.today.com/money/make-future-nominate-child-amazing-idea-or-invention-2D80544163 to nominate some one you know who’s invented something terrific!
Applications for 2015-16 Scale-Up Programs are due March 9, 2015.
Scale-Ups are available for the following PLTW Programs:
- PLTW Principles of Engineering
- PLTW Gateway to Technology
- PLTW Computer Science and Software Engineering
- PLTW Launch
Apply today at www.iastem.gov!
Saturday, January 17, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
Can’t make it to Ames, but want to be part of the excitement? 3-2-1…LEGO! Watch the robot competition matches live by clicking here!
Competition for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is Now Open!
PAEMST is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for K-12th grade mathematics and science teachers. The 2015 awards will honor up to 108 7th – 12th grade mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers. In 2016, awards will recognize K-6th grade teachers.
To nominate a teacher, go to the program website (http://www.paemst.org/) and click on “Nominate a Teacher.” Completing a nomination form takes only a couple of minutes. You only need a teacher’s contact information to complete the form. It’s just that simple!
Awardees receive a citation from the President, $10,000 from NSF, and trip to Washington DC for recognition ceremonies. The website also has a link that allows you to search for past awardees in your home state! Nominations close April 1, 2015 but please don’t delay. Give your nominated teachers as much time as possible to complete a competitive application.