Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Waves Modeling Workshop: 1 or 2 weeks in Maine|
|School/Institution:||Kennebunk Community Resource Center|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This Modeling Workshop is for science teachers worldwide.
Leader: Jamie Vesenka
Prerequisite: a mechanics Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration
Participants will continue to practice the Modeling Method, developed at Arizona State University, as a systematic approach to design of curriculum and instruction. Participants will be instructed on computer hardware and software, techniques for laboratory data collection and analysis, and internet use to help them become more expert on best uses of technology in education.
The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
Physics Workshop Goals
[Contact Jamie Vesenka for a description.]
Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least three weeks of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. Follow-up Modeling Workshops in subsequent years are 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 http://modelinginstruction.org/professional-development/ to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
|Duration:||8 hour/day workshop. Limited space available (12 max, each week)|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||In 2018, the cost was $800 for one week, or $1400 for 2 weeks.|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Registration includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, homemade hot lunches.
Limited FREE housing in homes of local residents: deadline is June 1. Contact Dan MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many dinner options are available locally, independent from workshop. Often can cook meals at host home as well.
Optional graduate credit at extra cost: 3 credits/week, contact James Vesenka for details: JVesenka@gmail.com, 207-749-7913. Teachers who register for graduate credit must start course on Sunday.
Optional private accommodations at market rates are available locally in this popular resort area, though reservations should be made early. If you prefer to find your own housing, here are options.
|Other Prerequisites:||a mechanics Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration.
Experience teaching high school waves (light and/or sound) is assumed.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
FPUU Kennebunk c/o summer workshops
114 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043