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Name: chemistry I, mechanics,biology, Curriculum Development in Physics & Chem: 4 Modeling Workshops
School/Institution: hosted by New Albany High School
City: Columbus
State: OH
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: These four workshops are open to high school physics, chemistry, and biology teachers. Ohio teachers have priority. Curriculum development is only for teachers who have completed a prior Modeling workshop.

For information and an application form, please email Kathy Harper at .

Peer leaders:
* Physics/mechanics:  Brian Carpenter, Chas Deremer, Kathy Harper
* Chemistry:  Liz Emmer, Tom Wisard, Ted Clark
* Biology:  Matthew Kennedy, Jessie Dorman
* Advanced/ Curriculum Development: Rick Jacox, Joe Griffith, Marie Wenzke, Kathy Harper, Ted Clark

Modeling chemistry overview, publication & Powerpoint, suggested lab equipment and supplies, and sample curriculum are at the AMTA   webpage on chemistry.

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.

The Ohio content standards in science specifically list Modeling Instruction workshops as recommended professional development opportunities.
Start Date: 06/12/2017
End Date: 06/30/2017
Duration: 3 weeks (MTWThF); also 3 academic year Saturday follow-up workshops
Application Deadline: 03/17/2017
Later applications will be accepted while space remains in the workshops.
Opportunity Website:
Application Link: N/A
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $35 application fee (returned if you were not selected for the workshop)
Benefits: Housing
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
curricular and classroom equipment
Benefit Explanation: Funding in 2017 is provided by the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) Program of the Ohio Board of Regents, in a grant to The Ohio State University.

Participants have the option of registering for 4 graduate credits in science at OSU with tuition paid by the grant.  Participants receive free instructional materials.  There is a lunch option on-site.  Housing funds are available for out-of-area teachers.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Other Prerequisites: For ALL Ohio science teachers: in-service teachers of the respective science, and those who expect to teach the science next year.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Kathy Harper
OSU Department of Engineering Education
244 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 688-7538
Fax: (614) 247-6255