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Name: Modeling Workshop: Introductory Chemistry (Indiana teachers only)
School/Institution: University of Southern Indiana
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Evansville
State: IN
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: A 1-week introductory workshop  in chemistry will be held July 11-15 at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.

Peer leader: Ray Howanski of Ridley High School near Philadelphia, PA

The workshop is sponsored by the Indiana DOE, I-STEM, NISMEC and the Universities of Notre Dame, Marian and Southern Indiana. Because space is limited (24 spots), priority will be given to teams of at least two teachers from the same school or district.

This workshop is part of a series of Modeling Workshops announced by the Northern Indiana Science, Mathematics and Engineering Collaborative (NISMEC) for Indiana teachers of physics, chemistry, physical science and math.  Additional workshops available include:
  • A 2-week intermediate workshop in chemistry
  • A 1-week introductory workshop in mechanics
  • A 2-week intermediate workshop in mechanics
  • A 1-week developmental workshop in biology
Visit our website for additional details or click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program.
Start Date: 07/18/2011
End Date: 07/22/2011
Application Deadline: 05/30/2011
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free; The $1000 registration fee is paid (for Indiana teachers), courtesy of IN-DOE, I-STEM.
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Participants will each receive a stipend of $500 (Indiana teachers only). Some on-site accommodation can be arranged at the University of Southern Indiana.

Graduate credit is optionally available - 2 credits paid by the participant. One extra credit is available for extra work after the workshop.
Other Prerequisites: Open only to Indiana high school science teachers.

Two semesters of college chemistry.

This workshop is prerequisite for the 2-week intermediate Modeling Workshop.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Gordon Berry, Ph.D.
Department of Physics, Notre Dame University
South Bend, IN 46556