SPOKANE – WSU Spokane will launch the Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences program at a conference for area school district personnel and business leaders 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Riverpoint Campus’s Phase I Classroom Building.
 
WSU Spokane is the first biomedical sciences affiliate of the West Coast Region and the fourth nationwide.
 
The conference aims to give an overview of the biomedical sciences program and provide administrators, teachers, counselors and business leaders with information on its implementation and professional development components. Presenters also will discuss ways to support PLTW Biomedical Sciences and WSU Spokane’s work as an affiliate university.
 
In addition, Dr. Fred Lee, president and CEO of P4 Medicine Institute, will present the keynote address “P4 Medicine—Healthcare of the Future & Implications for Health Professionals.” The lecture will discuss the transformation of healthcare from a reactive system to one that predicts and prevents disease and tailors diagnosis and therapy to the individual.
 
As a biomedical affiliate, WSU Spokane will coordinate Summer Training Institutes for high school teachers who are slated to begin teaching the BMS course sequence of four year-long courses. The intensive two-week training sessions are taught by high school teachers who have completed STI training and have taught BMS courses for at least two years. The first training will begin in summer 2011.
 
About Project Lead The Way
 
Project Lead The Way Inc. is a national, nonprofit organization providing rigorous and innovative STEM education curricular programs used in K-12 schools. The PLTW comprehensive, project-based curriculum engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and path to college and career success. For more information, visit http://www.pltw.org/.
 
For more information and to RSVP to the conference, contact Gay Lynn James at gaylynnjames@wsu.edu or 509-358-7697.