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1 PLTW Alumni Association California PLTW STEM State Conference February 19, 2015 Channelle Ragland, Director of Student Relations Daniel Stark, PLTW Alumnus

2 PLTW Alumni Association Purpose: Engage PLTW students beyond high school graduation Eligibility Requirements: Must be a past or current PLTW student Must have completed two or more PLTW high school courses Must complete the online registration application pltw.org/alumni

3 Network with other alumni Take on a leadership role with the PLTW Alumni Association Advisory Board Participate in professional development opportunities Be a mentor or find a mentor Serve as a speaker or panelist at PLTW events Receive the PLTW Alumni Association newsletter regarding job listings, internships, scholarships, volunteer opportunities Network with industry professionals Access alumni-specific merchandise in the PLTW online store, ShopPLTW Free membership! PLTW Alumni Association Membership Benefits:

4 PLTW Alumni Association Advisory Board The PLTW Alumni Association Advisory Board is a newly formed member- based committee established to lead alumni engagement and represent the student experience at the national level. The purpose of the PLTW Alumni Association is to engage PLTW students beyond high school graduation and sustain the connection between alumni and the PLTW network. Alumni leaders will help fulfill this purpose by generating innovative ideas and strategies to engage alumni in PLTW events, STEM initiatives, and volunteer activities.

5 PLTW Alumni Association Advisory Board Members National President: Johnathan Predaina, LakeView Technology Academy, Wisconsin, PLTW Engineering Vice President, Biomedical Science: Caeden Tinklenberg, Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education Academy, South Dakota, PLTW Biomedical Science Vice President, Engineering: Olivia Armstrong, New Trier Township High School, Illinois, PLTW Engineering Visit pltw.org to learn more about the PTLW Alumni Association Board members. East Region Representative: Kyle Mattson, Twin Valley High School, Pennsylvania, PLTW Engineering Midwest Region Representative: Maggie Stull, Scott County High School, Kentucky, PLTW Biomedical Science West Central Region Representative: JC Park, Bel Air High School, Maryland, PLTW Biomedical Science West Region Representative: Armando Bravo, Toppenish High School, Washington, PLTW Engineering

6 PLTW Alumni Association Advisory Board Committee Chairs The following committees are accepting members: Communications Chair – assists with managing social media, newsletter and webpage content Co-chairs: Johnathan (JP) and Caeden Membership Chair – assists with alumni association recruitment and retention Armando Events Chair – helps coordinate alumni involvement in national events JC Historian – documents and compiles alumni activities and success stories, etc. Maggie Volunteer Coordinator – helps coordinate volunteer opportunities and virtual training Kyle Treasurer – work with Development team to develop strategies to solicit contributions Olivia

7 PLTW Alumni Association Campus Initiative Start a PLTW Alumni Association Initiative on Your Campus! It is easy to get started. Your group will need to do the following: 1.Select a Campus Representative - Appoint a representative to serve as the contact person for your campus PLTW Alumni Association. 2.Notify the national PLTW Alumni Association – Contact the national PLTW Alumni Association to notify them about your new association and receive your welcome 3.Identify PLTW Alumni on Campus – Talk to campus administrators to help find creative ways to identify PLTW alumni on campus and connect them to other students. 4.Register Participants in the PLTW Alumni Association – All participants must register to become a member of the PLTW Alumni Association at 5.Connect on Social Media – Join the PLTW LinkedIn Group and tweet using #PLTWAlumni. 6.Report Attendance and Events – Please send updates on local alumni association events and activities to

8 PLTW Alumni Association Campus Initiative Here are a few ideas to help make the PLTW Alumni Association on your campus a success: Facilitate networking with other alumni – host social events and mixers, attend sporting events, study together Mentor PLTW students in local schools Identify and participate in volunteer opportunities Assist with local STEM events Judge competitions for HOSA, SkillsUSA, TSA, First, and VEX robotics Speak to students and teachers about the value of PLTW Assist students and teachers in local PLTW classrooms Network with industry professionals ­– plan and organize Meet and Greet events Coordinate professional development opportunities – coordinate workplace visits and invite professionals to speak at meetings and events

9 Post announcements in the PLTW Alumni Association newsletter Universities - Start a PLTW Alumni Association student group on your campus Teachers - Gather PLTW alumni in your building Join the PLTW Alumni Association LinkedIn Group Follow us on Follow the hashtag #PLTWAlumni Schools, universities, employers, and recruiters interested in engaging PLTW alumni are invited to submit requests to post announcements, internships, scholarships, employment, and volunteer opportunities in the PLTW Alumni Association newsletter and on the PLTW Alumni Association LinkedIn group page. Stay Connected to PLTW Alumni!

10 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) Organizations for individuals enrolled in a career and technical education program that engages in integrated education activities as an integral part of the instructional program A unique program of career and leadership development, motivation and recognition for middle, secondary, and postsecondary/collegiate students enrolled in career and technical program Operate on local, state, and national levels USDOE allows use Federal Perkins funds to provide leadership and support activities

11 CARRER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CTSOs)

12 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) Value of CTSOs Leadership Development Building Relationships Career Focused Activities Increase knowledge Participate in state and national conferences Compete on state and national level

13 PLTW Alumni Association all newsletter requests and content recommendations to the PLTW alumni network, For more information about the PLTW Alumni Association and how to engage alumni in your region, please contact: Channelle Ragland Director of Student Relations


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