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Name: Modeling Workshop in Light (particle model)
School/Institution: Black Hills State University
Department/Unit: Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education
City: Spearfish
State: SD
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: The Particle Model of Light

Join the South Dakota Modeling Community for a week-long workshop on the beautiful BHSU campus.   We will focus on the Particle Model of Light. Think about light!  Better, learn how to get your students to think about light, shadows, reflection, refraction and images!

Priority given to South Dakota teachers; out of state teachers are welcome on a space-available basis at their own expense.

Contact Andy Johnson:, (605) 642-6508
and/or register at

Peer leader: Rose Emanuel
Location: Black Hills State University in Spearfish,
       Room JS 167
       8:30 am  -  4:30 pm
Audience: High school physics, physical science, math and chemistry teachers

Additional Information: Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding (if needed) to attend.
Start Date: 06/18/2012
End Date: 06/22/2012
Duration: one week
Application Deadline: 06/05/2012
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free for South Dakota teachers
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: South Dakota teachers receive financial support, meals & free apartment housing, and instructional materials.

Out-of-state teachers can participate at their own expense on a space-available basis.

Optional: Two Hours of Graduate Credit  for the low, low price of  $80.
Other Prerequisites: Previous Modeling Teachers are Welcome!      
Modeling Wanna-Bes are Welcome!

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Andy Johnson, Ph.D.
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799-9005
Phone: (605) 642-6508
Fax: (605) 642-6871