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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:

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program or visit 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:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

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

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