Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
The Pre-Engineering Instructional and Outreach Program (PrE-IOP) was created at New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2001. This program, funded by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, is a joint project of NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering and the Center for Pre-College Programs. The main goal is to enlarge the future pool of qualified high-tech workers in New Jersey, including those who have been historically underrepresented.
PrE-IOP is based on the assumption that effective science/pre-engineering secondary school curricula (and effective teacher training), coupled with better understanding of the profession, will eventually lead to significant increases in engineering enrollment. Hence, this comprehensive program has two major components: instructional methodologies and outreach efforts.
The instructional component, under the auspices of an Education and Training Institute, includes the adaptation and/or development of pre-engineering curricula for use in middle and high school science and mathematics classrooms and the provision of institutes for teacher professional development. The outreach component involves the implementation of an “Engineering the Future” outreach program and the formation of alliances with three groups of stakeholders: educators, counselors and parents.
PLTW Summer Training Institute (STI) 2005
|Orientation & Software Installation||Class Begins||Class Ends||PLTW Courses|
|July 10, 2005 (Sunday)||July 11, 2005||July 22, 2005||DE||IED|
|July 24, 2005 (Sunday)||July 25, 2005||August 5, 2005||POE||CEA|
DE = Digital Electronics
IED = Introduction to Engineering Design
POE = Principles of Engineering
CEA = Civil Engineering / Architecture
Course Registration $1,800
- Lunch only (10 days) $130
- All Meals e.g. breakfast/lunch/dinner (12 days) $420
Room only (2 weeks) $500
Room and All Meals $920