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Name: Mechanics Modeling Workshop (Boston area)
School/Institution: Merrimack College
City: North Andover
State: MA
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This Modeling Workshop is open to physics and physical science teachers worldwide.  Registration opens 3/21/19.

PEER LEADER: Darren Broder

Mechanics Modeling Workshop

GOALS: Each Modeling Workshop is an intensive 2- or 3-week course with these goals:
1. Educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided-inquiry, interactive engagement method of teaching.
2. Help participants integrate computer courseware effectively into the curriculum.
3. Help teachers make better use of national resources for science education.
4. Establish electronic network support and a learning community among participants.
5. Strengthen local institutional support for participants as school leaders in disseminating standards-based reform in science education.

Modeling Instruction is aligned with the eight science practices outlined in the National Research Council Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011), the research basis for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least three weeks (or 80 to 90 contact hours) of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. A second Modeling Workshop in the following summer is highly recommended to deepen and broaden one's understanding.

Click here to learn more about Modeling Instruction 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: 07/15/2019
End Date: 07/25/2019
Duration: 8 days. Meet 8-5 M-Th
Application Deadline: 07/05/2019
or until filled
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $1,495/person for 8 days and 3 grad credits (no Friday classes)
Benefits: Housing
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit,
Benefit Explanation: The cost includes workshop materials, morning refreshments, lunch for the 8 days and a 1 year membership to the AMTA for new members.  Cost also includes 3 graduate credits through Merrimack College.  Register at the link above.  Housing is also available for $370/week.  Rooms are 1 & 2 bedrooms and have a kitchen and A/C.  First come first serve.  More details as they become available.  Register at the link above (open 3/21/19).  Contact Darren Broder at the email address below with any questions.

Flying? Logan Airport in Boston is closest. See
Other Prerequisites: Two semesters of trigonometry-based college physics.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Darren Broder
515 Loudon Road
Siena College
Albany, NY 12211