Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Physical science Modeling Workshop (sequel: force, motion, intro chem)|
|School/Institution:||Arizona State University|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||Middle School
|Description:||As of June 1, several seats are available in this workshop.
A sequel to the Modeling Workshop in 1st semester content of physical science with mathematics for grades 8 and 9. Force, motion, and introductory chemistry.
Peer leaders: Patricia Burr and Mr. Lee Rodgers of South Mountain High School. They lead the 1st physical science Modeling Workshop, too, on matter and energy (June 13-July 1, 2011). Both physical science workshops are held in their classroom, where they team-teach.
A physical science teacher wrote in 2011, "The ASU Modeling program is without question the best program for science teachers I have ever seen. The modeling methodology and the techniques I have learned improved my test scores on standardized tests by significantly large quantities. In one case I can even boast 80% improvement on the terra nova tests the year after I attended my first modeling instruction workshop summer session. The numbers don't lie: this program has made me a much more effective teacher and has given me tools that now my colleagues are starting to incorporate into their classes."
For questions, please e-mail Jane Jackson: email@example.com
Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program or visit http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html to find information on this workshop and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding to attend.
|Duration:||3 weeks (MTWThF)|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$1516 tuition for Arizona residents; $2580 for out-of-state|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Three graduate credits.
Teachers can apply to ASU after mid-May, but they must pay a $50 late fee.
Arizona teachers may be eligible for reduced tuition. Contact Jane Jackson for details.
Off-campus housing (private room, private bath in furnished apartment): $15 or $20/day, including everything. Next to campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpooling will be provided.
|Other Prerequisites:||Prerequisite: a Modeling Workshop in 1st semester physical science, physics, or chemistry content.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Department of Physics, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504