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PLTW AL/MS State Conference

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Registration for the AL/MS State Conference closes on January 12th!

School counselors, teachers and administrators play a key role in promoting Project Lead The Way to students and parents. To successfully enroll students in appropriate PLTW courses, counselors, teachers and administrators need a solid understanding of the program and the curriculum, especially when students are considering engineering technology or health sciences as a career or have strong aptitude in science and math. The annual PLTW State Conference provides an opportunity to grow knowledge of PLTW, relevant pedagogy, administrative practices, and get refreshed for a new year in the classroom!

This year, both the Alabama and Mississippi state PLTW affiliates are teaming up to host a combined conference experience for both states! School districts are encouraged to send counselors, teachers and administrators to attend the conference. See below for details:

The PLTW State Conference is designed to:

  • Increase knowledge of Project Lead The Way and its benefits to students
  • Increase awareness of the needs of the U.S. workforce in engineering, health sciences and related fields
  • Make connections between Project Lead The Way and post-secondary success

Who Should Attend:

School counselors and administrators from schools currently engaged in PLTW and schools interested in PLTW are encouraged to join us for this informative day. In addition, teachers will have the opportunity to network and learn alongside other PLTW teachers from schools across the state. Conference Sessions are designed to benefit both new and experienced PLTW schools.


2018 Conference Details:

When: Monday, January 22, 2018; 8:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Auburn University Student Center


7:30 – 8:30 ----- Registration/Check-in

8:20 – 9:00 ----- 1st Concurrent Sessions

9:00 – 9:30 ----- Light Breakfast Break

9:40 – 10:20 ----- 2nd Concurrent Sessions

10:30 – 11:10 ----- 3rd Concurrent Sessions

11:20 – 1:00 ----- Lunch, Keynote, and Awards Ceremony

1:20 – 2:00 -----  4th Concurrent Sessions

2:00 – 2:20 ----- Snack Break

2:20 – 3:00 ----- Final Concurrent Sessions

3:00 ----- Conference Adjourns

Click here for a tentative schedule of individual sessions.

Registration Fees:  $100


Travel Information:

Hotel Information: The TownePlace Suites in Auburn is offering a discounted rate of $89.00 (plus tax) for conference attendees. Click here to book your discounted hotel stay for the PLTW state conference. Please note the last day to book with this discount is 1/1/18.

Driving Directions & Parking at Auburn University: Click Here!

Last Updated: 12/12/2017