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Name: Physical science Modeling Workshop (sequel: force, motion, intro chem)
School/Institution: Arizona State University
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Tempe
State: AZ
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High 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: jane.jackson@asu.edu

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.
Start Date: 07/05/2011
End Date: 07/22/2011
Duration: 3 weeks (MTWThF)
Application Deadline: 06/20/2011
Opportunity Website: http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html
Application Link: http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/ASU_FreeTuitApp_AZtchr11.doc
Sponsor Link: http://modeling.asu.edu/

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $1516 tuition for Arizona residents; $2580 for out-of-state
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
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  jane.jackson@asu.edu

Carpooling will be provided.
Other Prerequisites: Prerequisite: a Modeling Workshop in 1st semester physical science, physics, or chemistry content.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Jane Jackson
Department of Physics, Arizona State University
Box 871504
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
Phone: 480-965-8438