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Name: Modeling Physics - Electricity & Magnetism
School/Institution: NC State University
Department/Unit: The Science House
City: Raleigh
State: NC
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is funded by the NC Department of Public Instruction with funds from the US Department of Education.  The Modeling Physics Institute will be focused on the topics of Electricity and Magnetism.  Institutes for Biology and Chemistry are also available.  The Modeling Institutes are open to public, charter, or private high school teachers from North Carolina who will teach Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science during the 2013-14 school year. You must anticipate teaching the appropriate content during the upcoming academic year to participate.  The Modeling Physics course (Electricity & Magnetism) is considered an advanced course. As such teachers who apply for Physics are recommended to have taken a previous Modeling course and be familiar with the pedagogy.  The Institutes are designed for high school science teachers. Out of state teachers are not eligible for this grant funded project.

Note: concurrent Modeling Workshops in chemistry and in biology are offered. Only North Carolina teachers are eligible.

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) or visit to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
Start Date: 07/08/2013
End Date: 07/25/2013
Duration: 3 week summer program with 6 days of followup during 2013-14 academic year.
Application Deadline: 02/28/2013
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: free
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: This workshop is only for North Carolina teachers.  Everyone receives a stipend and CEU credit.  Participants living more than 35 miles from campus are eligible for campus housing and meals.
Other Prerequisites: North Carolina Teachers Only - Public, Charter, or Private Schools.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Scott Ragan
NCSU Campus Box 8211
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-5610