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Name: Modeling Instruction: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
School/Institution: Mansfield University
City: Mansfield
State: PA
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Mansfield University is proud to offer our second annual Modeling Institute for Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science Teachers, July 5-22, 2011. The Institute features instructors from around the country, is sponsored by Corning Enterprises, and is offered free of charge to teachers.

Modeling is a nationally acclaimed, research-proven approach to teaching physics and chemistry. See the 2008 article in The Science Educator.

In addition to the primary sessions between June 5-22, follow-up support sessions will occur October 17-18, 2011 and March 12-13, 2012. Participation in support sessions is required for teachers in Physics Modeling and Chemistry Modeling whose school districts are within a 2-hour drive of Mansfield. Participation is strongly recommended for more distant teachers. No support session will be held for the Advanced Modeling course.

For additional information about the 2011 Modeling Institute at Mansfield University, view our flier.  For an application, visit
Start Date: 07/05/2011
End Date: 07/22/2011
Duration: In addition to the primary sessions between June 5-22, follow-up support sessions will occur October 17-18, 2011 and March 12-13, 2012.
Application Deadline: 04/02/2011
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Meals
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation:
  • Four graduate credits available (optional; tuition fees of $2,808 apply ($1,880 for residents of Pennsylvania), due June 21, 2011)
  • Support sessions during the school year (optional for long-distance
  • Housing: Mansfield University dorm rooms are available (double occupancy $98 per week; single occupancy $127 per week)
  • Complimentary lunch (daily)
Other Prerequisites: A Support Session Administrator Declaration is required for participants in support sessions, including Modeling Physics and Modeling Chemistry participants from districts within a 2-hour drive of Mansfield, PA. The administrator must agree:
  1. to pay the $350 support session fee. (These fees finance the October 17-18, 2011 and March 12-13, 2012 support sessions.)
  2. to provide professional release for this teacher on October 17-18, 2011 and March 12-13, 2012.
  3. that an administrator will attend at least two hours of a summer workshop session, scheduled at the administrator's convenience (lunch with district teachers will be provided).

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Paul J. Wendel
Grant Science Center
Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: 570-662-4574
Fax: 570-662-4107