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Project Lead the Way Conference and workshops open to school administrators and teachers

New Mexico State University’s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will host the Project Lead the Way Conference and Pre-conference workshops on Nov. 5-6. The conference will provide information for school administrators interested in learning more about the PLTW program, as well as updating current PLTW schools and teachers. Teachers and administrators may register at http://nmpltw15.eventbrite.com.

Pre-conference workshops on Thursday, Nov. 5 will include beginning and intermediate courses in Robot C and Inventor.

Conference topics will include:
• PLTW overview for administrators
• Introduction to the Launch k-5 program
• Best practices round-table discussions
• Student presentations
• NMSU engineering program overview

New Mexico’s expanding network of 35 PLTW schools provide the specialized science, technology, engineering and math curriculum to more than 2,300 students in the state. NMSU has been the New Mexico PLTW affiliate since 2006.

New Mexico PLTW is offered in 17 school districts including newly added Albuquerque Public Schools, Questa Independent School District and Moriarty Edgewood School District.

PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs, with more than 5,600 schools participating. PLTW is designed to give middle- and high-school students early exposure to the concepts of science, technology engineering and math. It gives them the opportunity to explore their interests and in some cases, earn college credit while in high school.

For more information, contact Linda Fresques at 575-646-7416 or engr-nm@nmsu.edu.