Dinner and Dialogue

There are over 100 high schools in the East Bay who are implementing a common Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum in Engineering, BioMedical and Computer Sciences. The educators in these high schools rarely have an opportunity to talk with their colleagues about best practices, challenges and needs in order to strengthen the delivery of this rigorous relevant curriculum.

PLTW Dinner & Dialogue events in the fall and spring were developed in 2011 to help our teachers connect with one another focused on curriculum delivery as well as to learn about trends in the industry, prerequisite skill sets and post-secondary education and training students need in order to access high quality STEM careers in our regional economy.

Our dinner series is always offered in a business setting to help teachers connect to real people doing real things in the local economy. This teacher opportunity is made possible through a generous grant from Chevron. If you are interested in learning more about ways in which you can get involved, please let us know. We would welcome your involvement.

Fall 2020–

PLTW Engineering Pathway Dinner & Dialogue Monday
November 30 | 3:45-7:00 p.m.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California would like to change the hearts and minds of teachers and students about the construction industry. Build California is a means to get that done so future generations aspire to work in the industry.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teachers learned about Build California’s pioneering approach which utilizes a mix of marketing, advertising, public relations, and grassroots outreach in order to actively engage with teachers and students about the lucrative, long-term, and immediate benefits of careers in the California’s construction industry.

Teachers had an evening with AGC to learn about the campaign and to meet up to 15 construction industry partners in small-group roundtable discussions that helped to connect with industry partners. They also learned about McCarthy Building Companies’ Construction 101, a January 2021 girls-only two-day event. Finally, teachers got all the up-to-date PLTW news from the Bay Area representative in attendance. GREAT RESOURCES all!

The goal of the November Dinner & Dialogue was to help East Bay PLTW teachers bring the construction industry alive in career exploration activities and employer outreach experiences in middle and high school classrooms in the 2020-21 school year.

Stay tuned for more information about the Spring 2021 Dinner & Dialogue which will be scheduled in February.