Teachers Complete PLTW Training Locally, Natchitoches Community Alliance, Project Lead the Way

Teachers Complete PLTW Training Locally

Several teachers completed core training in Introduction to Engineering Design at Northwestern State University last week and were congratulated by a special visitor, Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO of Project Lead the Way, a program that introduces engineering concepts to students from elementary school through high school.  NSU is the affiliate university in Louisiana for PLTW and hosts several training workshops and support initiatives throughout the year for teachers implementing PLTW in their classrooms.  On the front row from left are Michael Kizzar of Mansfield High School; Evans Sanders, master teacher;  Bertram, Courtney Guidry of NOLA Charter Science and Mathematics High School, Kim Henry of Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, and Dr. Terri Poehl, professor in NSU’s Department of Teaching, Leadership and Counseling.  On the back row are Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, dean of NSU’s College of Business and Technology;  Mike Wolff, vice president of economic development of Natchitoches Community Alliance;  Christina Lake, NSU’s affiliate assistant director for PLTW, Josh Concienne of Port Allen High School in Port Allen, Dr. Phil Brown, affiliate director; Nathaniel Sowell of East St John High School in Reserve, Allen Landry of Osceola High School in Osceola, Arkansas,  Curtis Desselles, instructor in Engineering Technology; Lynn Paul Schmitt of Plaquemine High School in Plaquemine,  Caron Coleman, principal of NSU Elementary Lab School;  Dr. Vickie Gentry, dean of NSU’s College of Education and Human Development;  Lauren McConnell, PLTW media and public relations specialist, Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, ET professor, and Dr. Ali Ahmad, head of NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology