Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Mechanics, chemistry (Mansfield Univ Modeling Institute)|
|Department/Unit:||Chemistry and Physics|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||5/15/2012: The chemistry workshop is FULL.
In Mansfield University's Modeling Institute, teachers conduct intensive, hands-on, practical workshops. The 2012 Modeling Institute offers courses in:
• Modeling Physics (mechanics)
• Modeling Chemistry
Mechanics: Jess Dykes, Ridley High School (near Philadelphia)
Chemistry: Tammy Gwara, Desert Ridge HS (near Phoenix, AZ)
[Note: Advanced Modeling in Physics or Chemistry, second year curriculum development courses, will be offered in summer 2013. Leader of advanced physics is Kathy Harper, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Leader of advanced chemistry is Brenda Royce, University HS, Fresno, CA.]
Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit http://modeling.asu.edu/MW_nation.html to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding (if needed) to attend.
|Duration:||3 weeks (MTWThF) and follow-up (optional for long-distance teachers)|
Benefits and Requirements
|Benefit Explanation:||The institute is funded in part by Corning, Inc.
Each workshop is free, including lunches.
Housing is available in newly constructed air-conditioned dormitories (cost $154/week). Apartment-style: two bedrooms with a shared bathroom & common living-dining space. Contact Greg Carson for details.
Workshops may also be taken for four (4) graduate credits at regular tuition rates.
The nearest airport is at Corning/Elmira Regional Airport, NY (45 miles away).
|Other Prerequisites:||2 semesters of college-level courses in the respective subject are highly recommended.
[Offered in summer 2013: Prerequisite for the advanced curriculum development course are three weeks of Modeling Workshop in the respective subject (physics or chemistry) and a year of implementation.]
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Dr. Gregory Carson
Mansfield, PA 16933