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Name: Biology Modeling Workshop: 1 or 2 weeks in Maine
School/Institution: Kennebunk Community Resource Center
City: Kennebunk
State: ME
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This Modeling Workshop in high school biology is for teachers worldwide.

PEER LEADER: Jennifer Griffith

CONTENT: The Bio workshop is based on key concepts in biology.  These workshops are at very high speed, covering 3 graduate credits (40 contact hours) in one week.

Participants will be introduced to the Modeling Method, developed at Arizona State University, as a systematic approach to design of curriculum and instruction.  The modeling cycle is described at

Workshop Goals
The first week, which can be taken stand-alone, is not a full-fledged Modeling Workshop, but is a 40-hour introduction to modeling pedagogy. Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least 90 contact hours of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. A second week, and a Modeling Workshop in the following summer too, 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 to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
Start Date: 07/22/2019
End Date: 08/02/2019
Duration: 8 hour/day workshop.  Limited space available (12 max)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2019
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: In 2018, the cost was $800 for 1 week, or $1400 for 2 weeks.
Benefits: Housing
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Registration includes instructional materials, 1-year trial membership in the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) for 1st-timers, continental breakfasts, lunches.

Limited FREE housing in homes of local citizens: deadline is June 1. Contact Dan MacDonald  at

Meals: Free homemade lunches included with workshop.

Optional graduate credit pending: 3 credits/week for $125/credit. Ask Prof. Jamie Vesenka for details:, 207-749-7913

If you prefer to find your own housing, here are options.
Other Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college-level biology are highly recommended.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: James Vesenka
114 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone: 207-749-7913