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Name: Modeling Instruction: Physics Workshop on Mechanics
School/Institution: Seattle Pacific University
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Seattle
State: WA
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is pleased to be hosting a Modeling workshop this July. This three-week workshop will thoroughly treat the pedagogy and content for the mechanics portion of a physics course.

Peer leaders for the workshop are Aaron Debbink of Indiana and Matt Randall of Renton, WA.  Both peer leaders are Knowles Science Foundation Teaching Fellows.

The workshop is open to teachers nationwide. Priority is given to teachers in Washington State.

To register for this course, please contact Laurie Mendes:  for more information.

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit to find updated information on  workshops and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding to attend.
Start Date: 07/05/2011
End Date: 07/22/2011
Application Deadline: 06/15/2011
Tentative deadline
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Probably around $200
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: The probable $200 fee barely covers the cost of instructional materials.

Credits or clock hours will also be available for a small fee.

The SPU Physics Department is currently negotiating with local school districts to provide a stipend to participating districts' teachers for successful completion of the course.
Other Prerequisites: Two semesters of college physics

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Stamatis Vokos, Ph.D., Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2385