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Project Lead The Way core training is an integral part of a 3-phase professional development program that is offered during the summer on university campuses around the country. It is a foundational component of teacher preparation that is necessary to ensure an instructor's readiness to deliver PLTW curricula to students. The Summer Training Institute (STI) provides a collaborative setting where teachers are immersed in content-specific, project-based instruction.

California PLTW training will now be held at six sites: San Diego State University, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, San Jose State, Chico State and, for the Biomedical program, Cal State East Bay and University of San Diego.


Scholarships for 2017 Summer Training at SDSU
[For New PLTW Teachers Only]

The Pack Foundation PLTW Teacher Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to California teachers new to the PLTW program (must be first-time PLTW teachers).

The $1,000 scholarship is applied towards the registration fee for the summer training at SDSU (does not apply towards summer training at a different site).

Write a few paragraphs on why you wanted to become a PLTW teacher and what the program plans are for your school and send your essay to If awarded, we kindly ask you to write a thank you letter to the Pack family.


For more information about the PLTW Summer Training Institutes, please contact:



Michelle Bunn, MA
PLTW Affiliate Director
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-1326
(619) 594-7942

Dr. Cordelia Ontiveros
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-2600

Jack Warecki
College of Engineering
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0080
(408) 924-3838

Dr. Oscar Wambuguh
Director, Biomedical Science Affiliate
Director, Prehealth Academic Program
California State University East Bay
(510) 885-3252

Heather Quilici
Associate Affiliate Director
PLTW at CSU Chico
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0003
(530) 898-5673

David Kaplan, MBA
Budget and Operations Manager
University of San Diego
(619) 260-4748

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