Spokane Valley CTE Teachers Attend Project Lead the Way Summit 2017
Spokane Valley CTE was well-represented on the Washington-state team that attended the 2017 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) summit held recently in Orlando, FL. Heather Wright (Centennial Middle School in West Valley), Lori Buratto and Sal Lorenzen (Spokane Valley Tech), Maya Heissenbuttel (North Pines Middle School in Central Valley) and Joe McCollum (University High School in Central Valley) provided a strong presence and return to their respective schools with the newest information available.
Some of the topics available at the summit included gamification, Google power ups, assessment strategies, AVID, increasing female interest in engineering, and how to differentiate project-based learning. Workshops and keynote speakers focused on best practice for hands-on activities and inspiring students to utilize critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems.