All workshops will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adams Pointe Conference Center

1400 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014.


You MUST be registered as a conference attendee before registering to attend a workshop. Cost for each workshop is $30.00.


Workshop #1. Best Practices within PLTW as they apply to Launch, Gateway,
      PLTW Computer Science, Biomedical Science, and Engineering

Instructors:  (Launch)  Stephanie Valli- Parkway School District; (Gateway)  Brendon Riggs - Blue Springs School District;  (Computer Science) Lewis McKenzie- North Kansas City School District ;  (Biomedical Science) Michelle Lawrence- Kearney School District; (Engineering) Dr. Jim Kreyling- Mehlville School District

In this workshop, participants will be grouped based on their desired pathway of PLTW.  Facilitators will focus on best practices within each pathway, encourage collaboration, and promote the sharing of ideas for immediate implantation in the classroom.


Workshop #2: Integrating 3-D printing into the Engineering curriculum

Instructors: Jared Hook and Verne Leutzinger- Independence School District

Maximize the value of the investment made by your district and learn ways to integrate the 3-D printer technology into the engineering curriculum.


Workshop #3: Need help with the new IED Automata project? Get help here.

Instructor: Mark McAllister, Rockwood School District

This workshop will dive into this new project with a focus on the virtual design work in Excel and in Inventor.


Workshop #4: Learn strategies for implementing and assessing
Project Based Learning (PBL) style

Instructors: Rochelle Dyer and Jeff Beckner, Fort Osage School District  

Project based learning (PBL) is the foundation for all PLTW pathways. This workshop will help participants develop a variety of implementation strategies and assessment ideas for current and future teachers as they practice PBL in the classroom.


Workshop #5: All things PLTW for Administrators and Counselors; including the
importance of promoting/expanding additional STEM education in MO

Instructor: Martha McCabe- Executive Director, KC Stem Alliance

Focus of this workshop will be the administrative implementation of PLTW in a district. Topics covered will range from descriptions of each course and how they relate to each other. There will also be information about the growth of STEM in Missouri.