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Name: Modeling Workshops: Introductory Mechanics (Indiana Teachers Only)
School/Institution: University of Southern Indiana
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Evansville
State: IN
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: A 1-week introductory workshop  in Mechanics will be held June 27-July 1 at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.

Peer leaders: Hugh Ross, Rob Spencer

The workshop is sponsored by the Indiana DOE, I-STEM, NISMEC and the Universities of Notre Dame, Marian and Southern Indiana. Because space is limited (24 spots), priority will be given to teams of at least two teachers from the same school or district.

This workshop is part of a series of Modeling Workshops announced by the Northern Indiana Science, Mathematics and Engineering Collaborative (NISMEC) for Indiana teachers of physics, chemistry, physical science and math.  Additional workshops available include:
Visit our website for additional details or click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program.
Start Date: 06/27/2011
End Date: 07/01/2011
Application Deadline: 05/30/2011
Opportunity Website: http://www.nd.edu/~nismec/nismec11.htm
Application Link: http://www.nd.edu/~nismec/modeling2011_MS07.docx

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free; The $1000 registration fee is being paid (for Indiana teachers), courtesy of IN-DOE, I-STEM.
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Participants will each receive a stipend of $500 (Indiana teachers only). Some on-site accommodation can be arranged at the University of Southern Indiana.

Graduate credit is optionally available - 2 credits paid by the participant. One extra credit is available for extra work after the workshop.
Other Prerequisites: Open only to Indiana high school science teachers.

Two semesters of college physics.

This workshop serves as a prerequisite for the 2-week Modeling Workshop in mechanics.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Gordon Berry, Ph.D.
Department of Physics, Notre Dame University
South Bend, IN 46556