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Name: E & M Modeling Workshop
School/Institution: Buffalo State College
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Buffalo
State: NY
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Probable peer leaders:
   Dave Doty, Meg Helmes or Craig Uhrich (PHY 622: e & m; 6 credits)
   8am-5pm MTWRF

GOALS: Each Modeling Workshop is an intensive 3-week course with these goals:
1. Educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided-inquiry, interactive engagement method of teaching, and strengthen content knowledge at the same time.
2. Help participants integrate computer courseware effectively into the curriculum.
3. Help teachers make better use of national resources for science education.
4. Establish electronic network support and a learning community among participants.
5. Strengthen local institutional support for participants as school leaders in disseminating standards-based reform in science education.

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) or visit to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide.
Start Date: 07/24/2017
End Date: 08/11/2017
Duration: 3 weeks (MTWThF)
Application Deadline: 07/11/2017
or until filled
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: In 2014, the cost was ~$2500 tuition for in-state teachers
Benefits: College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Tuition was ~$4300 for out-of-state teachers in 2014.

Limited financial support might be available: see

Low-cost on-campus dorm housing is available.

These courses are part of an MSEd (Physics) program, and other graduate physics summer and regular semester evening and online courses are also available.
Other Prerequisites: Two semesters of college physics.

A mechanics Modeling Workshop is prerequisite to the 2nd semester content (e&m) Modeling Workshop.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dan MacIsaac, Ph.D., Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: 716-878-3802