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Name: Chemistry II Modeling Workshop in NYC
School/Institution: STEMteachersNYC, cosponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University
Department/Unit: Math, Science, and Technology Dept.
City: New York
State: NY
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Cancelled on May 29, 2017 due to low enrollment.

This workshop is a sequel to the Modeling Workshop in 1st semester chemistry content.  It is open to teachers worldwide. Modeling Instruction is aligned with the eight Science & Engineering Practices in the NGSS.

LOCATION: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th St. NYC
CONTENT: 2nd semester chemistry
PREREQUISITE: chemistry Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration.
PEER LEADER: Donghong Sun and Rachel Ward

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Note: Other Modeling Workshops offered at this location are mechanics, middle school science, and e&m. See the listings on this website or visit for info and links to all workshop registration pages.

Modeling Instruction focuses on key selected chemistry models and uses a process-oriented inquiry approach that is extremely effective in helping students develop independence and problem-solving ability.

Immersing teachers in an environment where they see the instruction from the point of view of the students is key to strengthening the intertwined content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge.

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 story-lines.

To learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA)
Visit to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
Start Date: 07/24/2017
End Date: 08/04/2017
Duration: 2 weeks M-F
Application Deadline: 05/17/2017
Or until filled
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $350/week. You can request a formal invoice from NYC DOE Vendor Number: STE-068881. Ready-to-use letter for requesting support is available at application link above. E-mail your purchase order to or send via US mail to STEMteachersNYC, 245 W 107 St. #10B, NY, NY 10025.
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
optional graduate credit - extra cost
Benefit Explanation: 4 graduate credits from Aurora Univ ($100/cr), or 2 grad credit at SUNY Empire State.

Lodging, meals, and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant or school district.

There is an extraordinary variety of possibilities for summer housing in the NYC metro region.

Below is a list of just some of the housing possibilities at and near the workshop (525 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027). (Unofficial list)

Marrakech Hotel (mention "STEMteachersNYC" to see if any special deals are still being offered) Marrakech Hotel (2688 Broadway, at West 103 St., NY, NY 10025; 212.222.2954, 866.546.8353;  The Marrakech is located 17 blocks (less than 1 mile) south of Teachers College, at W 103 St stop of the #1 subway.

A Youth Hostel is at 104th and Amsterdam, 16 blocks (.8 mile) from Teachers College:

Dormitory-type rooms at Teachers College:
Rooms have twin bed and bathroom but no kitchen, with access to shared kitchen facilities.

Union Theological Center:

International House:
212.316.6300 and similar websites offer a wide variety of housing options in NY City, Hoboken, Newark, and other NJ locations are also worth exploring because there are trains into Manhattan, especially the PATH trains, many of which connect with the #1, 2 and 3 subway lines and thus offer a relatively fast trip to Teachers College
Other Prerequisites: A chemistry Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration (3 weeks preferred: 90 contact hours), or several years of implementation of chemistry Modeling Instruction.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Fernand Brunschwig
245 West 107 Street
Suite 10B
New York, NY 10025