Oregon Tech receives award for 10 years as Project Lead The Way affiliate university
Oregon Tech's PLTW director, Dr. David Culler, receiving award from Project Lead The Way representatives A dedicated member of Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) was honored to receive recognition for 10 years as an Affiliate at the Project Lead The Way Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2nd through 5th.
As the only university in Oregon certified to provide training, Oregon Tech collaborates with PLTW to offer and coordinate a yearly program that provides teachers with a professional development certificate and continuing support. Each year, Oregon Tech invites middle and high school teachers to spend two weeks at the Oregon Tech campus to expand their knowledge of Engineering Design, Development, Automation and Robotics as part of PLTW.
Dr. David Culler, director of the PLTW programs at Oregon Tech said, “I was excited to hear that I was going to be called up to receive an award for Oregon Tech. In a recent report, 94% of participants of the PLTW program at Oregon Tech recommended to others that they come do summer training in Klamath Falls to supplement their standard training. This is something that we can be proud of, and we look forward to continuing this important program.”
The self-sustaining Summer Training Institute is overseen by Oregon Tech professors and prepares instructors to teach the specific courses they will be offering in the fall. PLTW provides curriculum, software, and equipment that are used to teach and engage high school and middle school students in areas like product design, robotics, computers, and engineering.
Since the inception of PLTW at Oregon Tech in 2006, the university has trained more than 300 teachers from all over the US. This has amounted to eight certified high schools in Oregon where students can receive advanced college credit through Oregon Tech for PLTW courses.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public 4-year institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu
to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
About Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs. PLTW’s world-class, activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate partners, helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in our global economy. More than 5,200 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently offering PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visit www.pltw.org.