Pueblo City Schools Teacher Selected for National Master Teacher Program
Pueblo, Colorado (February 15, 2016) – Karlie Zabukovic, STEM TOSA for Bessemer Academy and Highland Park has been selected as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Master Teacher. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides transformational learning experiences to K-12 students and teachers across the U.S., through K-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Karlie Zabukovic has served as a PLTW teacher at Bessemer Academy and Highland Park’s, PLTW program for two years.
PLTW’s Master Teachers are a talented and passionate cohort of PLTW teachers who play a vital role in preparing PLTW classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to lead PLTW’s engaging learning experiences for K-12 students. There are currently 565 PLTW Master Teachers in the U.S.
During PLTW’s immersive classroom teacher training and beyond, Master Teachers lead their fellow teachers through the curricular content and activities and empower them to take on the role of classroom facilitator and coach. Throughout the school year, Master Teachers offer ongoing support through online Professional Learning Communities, email, and phone calls. Furthermore, Master Teachers teach PLTW classes themselves.
This year, PLTW selected 90 teachers from the more than 150 applicants to be Apprentice (first-year) Master Teachers. In 2016, the first-year Master Teachers will teach alongside and apprentice a veteran Master Teacher, before becoming veteran Master Teachers in 2017.