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written by Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz
Modeling Instruction was developed almost 30 years ago by a teacher who was looking for a more effective method of teaching physics to his high school students. The method he developed was so successful that the NSF funded a series of grants over a 16 year period to develop and disseminate Modeling Instruction.  In 2005 when grant funding ended, about 2000 teachers had attended a Modeling Workshop.  Teachers were adamant that this pedagogy, the workshops that taught teachers how to practice it, the curriculum resources that supported it and the online community of practice that connected Modeling Teachers must not be allowed to fade away.  Each of the founders contributed $25-$125 seed money, drafted bylaws and articles of incorporation and founded the American Modeling Teachers Association to continue the work that the Modeling Instruction Program had set in motion.  AMTA has grown slowly but steadily.  As of 2013, over 6000 teachers have completed one or more Modeling Workshops.  Currently AMTA boasts almost 1600 members, coordinates over 50 Modeling Workshops nationwide that reach over 1000 teachers each summer and hosts an extensive repository of curriculum resources that grows daily.  It is self-sustaining.  In this workshop I will share with you the mission, vision and essential characteristics of this teacher professional development community that have allowed it to grow, prosper and stand on its own, independent of both university and NSF support.
2014 PhysTEC Conference
Austin, TX: May 19-20, 2014
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C. Megowan-Romanowicz, presented at the 2014 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX, 2014, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13286&DocID=3828).
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C. Megowan-Romanowicz, Built to Last: Professional Development Through Teacher Community presented at the 2014 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX, 2014, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13286&DocID=3828>.
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Megowan-Romanowicz, C. (2014, May 19-20). Built to Last: Professional Development Through Teacher Community. Paper presented at 2014 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13286&DocID=3828
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Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen. "Built to Last: Professional Development Through Teacher Community." Paper presented at the 2014 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX, May 19-20, 2014. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13286&DocID=3828 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen. "Built to Last: Professional Development Through Teacher Community." 2014 PhysTEC Conference. Austin, TX: 2014. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13286&DocID=3828>.
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