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Name: Mechanics & Chemistry Modeling Workshops in central PA
School/Institution: Lebanon Valley College
City: Annville
State: PA
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Two workshops on modeling physics (mechanics) and modeling first semester chemistry will be held at Lebanon College in central Pennsylvania. The two workshops will meet in parallel Monday-Friday.

Mechanics workshop peer leader: Mr. Jess Dykes, Ridley High School.
Chemistry workshop peer leader: Ray Howanski, Ridley High School.

Both workshops are open to science teachers nationwide, however application priority is given to local teachers.

Long-distance teachers can apply after March 31 if space is available. Apply by emailing Amanda Paveglio:

Location: Lebanon Valley College (20 miles east of Harrisburg, PN, the capital).  Harrisburg has a jet airport. The area is beautiful! -- Amish country.

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Start Date: 08/13/2012
End Date: 08/17/2012
Duration: 1 week (MTWThF) and several Saturdays in fall
Application Deadline: 07/01/2012
Tentative deadline
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: to be determined
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Graduate credit at Lebanon Valley College is optional.
Dorm housing might be available. Several motels are in the region.
Full-service airport at Harrisburg, the state capitol, 20 miles away.
Beautiful rural location: Amish country
Other Prerequisites: One semester of college course in the respective content.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Amanda Paveglio, Asst to Curriculum & Instruction Specialist
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Instructional Services
1020 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 606-1674
Fax: (717) 606-1991