Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||chemistry II Modeling Workshop near Boston|
|School/Institution:||Needham High School|
|Department/Unit:||Science Dept., 609 Webster Street|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
post-secondary chemistry faculty
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This workshop is open to all high school and college chemistry teachers worldwide, who have had a previous chemistry Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration (60 or more contact hours). It is sponsored by STEMteachersMassBay. The URL is www.stemteachersmassbay.org .
PEER LEADERS: Christopher Manor (Tennessee) and Teresa Marx (Massachusetts)
The Modeling Workshop in 2nd semester & advanced general chemistry is an intensive 2 or 3-week course with these goals:
1. educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided inquiry method of teaching, and improve content understanding at the same time,
2. help participants integrate computers effectively into the science curriculum,
3. help teachers make better use of national resources for science education,
4. establish electronic network support and a learning community among participants.
Chemistry II Workshop Emphases
We will begin by debriefing your modeling experiences thus far and re-visiting updates to the "Core" Chemistry units. Then we will move on to our exciting "Beyond the Core" Units:
Unit 10 - Models of the Atom
Unit 11 - Periodic Table and Bonding
Unit 12(b) - Intermolecular Attractions and Biological Macromolecules
Unit 13 - Chemical Equilibrium
Unit 14 - Acids & Bases.
An overview is at the AMTA webpage on curriculum storylines, in the section "Why join".
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 the Modeling Instruction Program 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.
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$775 thru Feb.20. $850 Feb.21-Apr30. $950 after Apr.30 or if you require an invoice.|
|Benefit Explanation:||Optional: 3 graduate credits at Framingham State University for $225. See application, and ask Teresa Marx.
For local housing, ask Teresa Marx.
FLYING? Go to Boston's Logan airport; shuttle and taxi information are at the airport website.
|Other Prerequisites:||Prerequisite: at least 60 contact hours of Chemistry Modeling Workshop.
The workshop is for
* high school and post-secondary chemistry teachers and
* those who intend to begin teaching chemistry next year.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Teresa Marx, Executive Officer, Ariel Serkin, Co-founder