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Project Lead The Way Core Training
at Wichita State University

July 15 - August 2, 2013 

Registration for Core Training begins April 1, 2013 through the PLTW Extranet.

Wichita State University will host three PLTW PTE Core Trainings, and three PLTW GTT Core Trainings in the summer of 2013.  All will be taught by PLTW Master Teachers.

PTE (High School), July 21 - August 2

The following two-week PTE Core Training sessions will be taught on the WSU campus July 21 - August 2, 2013.

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
  • Principles of Engineering (POE)
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Cost for each two-week training session is $2300 and includes:

  • Opening reception and dinner on Sunday, July 21, 2013
  • Weekday lunches and snacks
  • Banquet dinner on Thursday, August 1
  • All supplies needed for training
GTT (Middle School)

The following four-day GTT Core Training sessions will be taught on the WSU campus:

  • July 15 - July 19 - GTT Green Architecture/Energy & the Environment (GA/EE)
  • July 22 - July 26 - GTT Design and Modeling (DM)
  • July 29 - August 2 - GTT Automation and Robotics (AR)

Cost for each one-week GTT training session is $1,000 and includes:

  • Weekday lunches and snacks
  • All supplies needed for training

To register for PTE or GTT Core Training:

  • Your school district must have completed the Project Lead The Way registration
  • You must register online as a Readiness Modules (available on the PLTW Virtual Academy)
  • You must register online for the Summer Training Institute (available April 1, 2013)
Special Workshops

Workshops are open to teachers who are attending Core Training or to any teacher who would like to attend one or both Workshops.

An Inventor Workshop will be held Saturday, July 20, 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm-4:00pm. This workshop will provide teachers with an introduction to Autocad Inventor software. There is a heavy focus on Inventor in Core Training and being familiar with the software ahead of time is very helpful. This is a great way to get a jump start on Core Training -- especially for those in IED or GTT. Workshop fee is $200 and includes lunch and snacks on Saturday; and snacks on Sunday.

A VEX Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 27, 8:30am-4:30pm. This workshop will provide an introduction to the VEX equipment and how it has been integrated into PLTW curriculum. This is an opportunity especially for teachers who have used Fischertechnik and are making the transition to VEX. Workshop fee is $125 and includes lunch and snacks.

Register for a Workshop and pay by check.

Register for a Workshop and pay by credit card.


All teachers attending Core Training Institutes or Workshops must bring their own laptop with software installed. Please see the guidelines established by PLTW for laptop and software requirements.

Hotel: A special group rate has been secured for PLTW registrants at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Wichita.  The PLTW rate is $109/night (plus tax). The Drury is recently remodeled and sits right on the Arkansas River with many amenities including easy access to walking paths and downtown, free hot and cold breakfast, evening "Kickback" that includes food and beverages, free wireless Internet, and free parking (only for PLTW registrants). Reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to receive the group rate. Make your resevations now.

If you have questions or need further information about PLTW Core Training at Wichita State University, contact Karen Reynolds, karen.reynolds@wichita.edu