Project Lead The Way is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.
The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University has served as the NM PLTW Affiliate since 2006. As the state affiliate, Engineering New Mexico oversees the PLTW Summer Core Teacher Training programs, held specifically to train PLTW teachers from across the state in this highly effective curriculum. NMSU also hosts the annual NM PLTW Teacher Conference each fall.
PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum for engineering, bio-medical engineering, and computer science has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and bio-medical professionals and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. In 2016, the NM Public Education Department formerly adopted PLTW programs of study as a resource to help schools strengthen career technical education across the state, specifically among schools receiving Carl D. Perkins funding, http://www.ped.state.nm.us/ped/CCR_perkins.html.
Other notable changes include a new partnership between PLTW and the AP College Board, https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/ap-pltw
2017 Core Training Information
Core Training Offerings
|Affiliate University||Session Number||Start Date||End Date||Course Name|
|New Mexico State University||Session 1: June 5 – June 16||06/05/17||06/16/17||Engineering Design and Development|
|New Mexico State University||Session 1: June 5 – June 16||06/05/17||06/16/17||Introduction to Engineering|
|New Mexico State University||Session 2: June 19 – June 30||06/19/17||06/30/17||Principles of Engineering|
PLTW teachers should plan to arrive on June 4 for Session 1 and June 18 for Session 2. We will be hosting a Welcome Reception at 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday evening prior to each Core Session. Following the Welcome Reception, participants will be provided an overview of the respective PLTW Course session expectations and provided an update on logistical issues. NMSU will have IT support available during this time to assist in any issues that may arise in connecting to the NMSU Aggie wireless network.
2017 Registration Fees
- Included: lunch and snacks on training days, parking at NMSU Campus (with permit, provided), attendee PLTW polo, padfolio, and water bottle
- NOT Included: housing, breakfast (included with recommended hotel) and dinner on training days, all non-training day meals, transportation to and from El Paso International Airport and Las Cruces, NM
PLTW training participants are responsible for their own lodging during the respective training sessions. Arrangements have been made for a block of rooms at the following hotel:
Transportation while in Las Cruces
Attendance is paramount to a full learning experience and essential to becoming a credentialed PLTW teacher. In the event that a participant is absent for a portion of Core Training, special permission must be requested in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org . All excused absences are at the discretion of the NM PLTW Director and must not at any time exceed 5% of the training hours for that particular course.
NM PLTW reserves the right to cancel a session 30 days prior to start of the session due to low enrollment. NM PLTW is not responsible for expenses incurred due to cancellations.
The Registration Fee must be paid prior to the Core Training, payable to NMSU Engineering New Mexico Resource Network. A check, purchase order or credit card are accepted.
Please refer to the PLTW Computer and Tablet Specifications to ensure your computer will run as needed while at Core Training.
Each teacher participating in NM PLTW Core Training and teaching Project Lead The Way courses is required to have a laptop computer for his/her use. Teachers must have Administrator rights and the capability to connect to NMSU Aggie-Wireless Internet.
|Engineering New Mexico Resource Network
For information about becoming a PLTW school, contact:
Patricia A. Sullivan, PhD
PLTW Solution Center