Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Biology Intro to Modeling Instruction: 1 week in Maine|
|School/Institution:||Kennebunk Community Resource Center|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|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.
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
* 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.
|Duration:||8 hour/day workshop. Limited space available (12 max)|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$800 for one week|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
c/o FPUU Kennebunk/Modeling Workshop
164 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043