Northwestern State University offers multiple opportunities for professional development with
Project Lead The Way (PLTW).  Professional development opportunities include Core Training, Louisiana PLTW Conferences and Administrator & Counselor PD Days.

For more information on professional development with Project Lead The Way, please visit
  PLTW Professional Development.

NSU PLTW Professional Development Schedule for Summer 2018  
  • 7/09/18 - 7/10/18           Launch Classroom Teacher Training (Will Be Held in Lafayette, LA) 
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Louisiana PLTW Conference on April 3rd at the University of New Orleans.

Updates on the 2018 Louisiana PLTW Conference will be available soon.

This annual PLTW event brings together students, educators, business leaders, and policymakers from across Louisiana who are passionate about learning, discovery, and innovation. The conference is a great opportunity to unite for conversation, collaboration, and problem solving around STEM education and workforce development challenges.

The Louisiana PLTW Conference is open to existing PLTW schools, school leaders interested in implementing PLTW programs and individuals interested in learning more about Project Lead The Way.  There will be sessions for Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, Counselors and others.  Session topics will include: AP+PLTW Partnership; the new PLTW Recognition Program; Best Practices for Creating a Sustainable PLTW Program; and much more!!!

Northwestern State University offers Core Training for several PLTW courses, including:
  • Launch Lead Teacher Training
  • Gateway Design and Modeling
  • Gateway Automation and Robotics
  • Gateway Medical Detectives
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Digital Electronics
  • Computer Science Principles

For more information, including Core Training schedule, please visit
PLTW Core Training Registration.