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Name: Biology Intro to Modeling Instruction: 1 week in Maine
School/Institution: Kennebunk Community Resource Center
City: Kennebunk
State: ME
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Inservice
post-secondary
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This introduction to Modeling Instruction, in the context of high school biology, is for teachers worldwide.

Dates: July 24-28, 2017.

Participants will be introduced to the Modeling Method, developed at Arizona State University, as a systematic approach to design of curriculum and instruction.  

The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.

Workshop Goals
This is not a full-fledged Modeling Workshop, but is a 40-hour introduction to modeling pedagogy. Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least 90 contact hours of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. A second Modeling Workshop in the following summer is highly recommended to deepen and broaden one's understanding.

Details of workshop content:
     The week concentrates on modeling pedagogy through use of whiteboards and Socratic dialog.
   1. Experimental Design
  2. Classifying Life
  3. Evolution*
  4. Energy*
 * Materials overview.

Click here to learn more about Modeling Instruction and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) or visit http://modelinginstruction.org/professional-development/ to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
Start Date: 07/24/2017
End Date: 07/28/2017
Duration: 8 hour/day workshop.  Limited space available (12 max)
Application Deadline: 07/10/2017
Opportunity Website: http://modelinginstruction.org/professional-development/
Application Link: http://mainemodelingworkshop.wordpress.com
Sponsor Link: http://modelinginstruction.org

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $800 for one week
Benefits: Housing
Meals
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Registration includes instructional materials, 1-year trial membership in the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA), continental breakfasts, lunches.

Limited FREE housing in homes of local citizens: deadline is June 1. Contact Dan MacDonald  at mainemodelingworkshop@gmail.com

Meals: Free homemade lunches included with workshop.

Optional graduate credit: 3 credits/week for $125/credit. Ask Prof. Jamie Vesenka for details: JVesenka@gmail.com, 207-749-7913

If you prefer to find your own housing, here are options.
Other Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college-level biology are highly recommended.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: James Vesenka
c/o FPUU Kennebunk/Modeling Workshop
164 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone: 207-749-7913