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Name: Modeling Workshops: Chemistry (2nd semester content), biology (pcb sequence)
School/Institution: Clarksville High School
Department/Unit: Science
City: Clarksville
State: TN
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: These workshops are full, as of May 15.

For Tennessee teachers. Out-of-state teachers can attend at own expense if space is available.

Peer leaders:
  Larry Dukerich of Arizona State University,  Bonnie Principe (2nd semester 10th grade chemistry)
  Dr. Anita Schuchardt of Shady Side Academy, Amy Phelps (11th grade biology)

Note: A third Modeling Workshop at Clarksville High School, in mechanics for 9th grade, is July 5-15, 2011, with Rex and Debbie Rice of Clayton High School in Missouri as peer leaders. No prerequisite Modeling Workshop is needed for the mechanics workshop.

Peer leaders teach in schools that have the inverted sequence (pcb).

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit to find updated information on this workshop and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding (if needed) to attend.
Start Date: 06/20/2011
End Date: 07/01/2011
Duration: 2 weeks (MTWThF) and academic year follow-up meetings
Application Deadline: 05/15/2011
tentative deadline
Application Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free to Tennessee in-service teachers
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Middle Tennessee State University, the sponsor, is funded by an ESEA Title IIA higher education "Improving Teacher Quality" grant.

Cost for out-of-state teachers is under $300 (barely covers materials and meals).

Housing information is available.
Other Prerequisites: It is preferred, but not essential, that participants teach in schools that use the inverted sequence (pcb) or that plan to implement that sequence.

Two semesters of college courses in the respective content.

Prerequisite for the 2nd semester chemistry workshop: a workshop in 1st semester modeling chemistry.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Rick Vanosdall, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Leadership
820 Fairview Ave
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: (615) 898-5930