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Name: Mechanical Waves Modeling Workshop at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA (Boston area)
School/Institution: Merrimack College
City: North Andover
State: MA
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This Modeling Workshop is open to physics and physical science teachers worldwide who have had a minimum of 2 weeks Modeling Workshop in physics.

PEER LEADER: Darren Broder

Mechanical Waves Modeling  Workshop
Prerequisite: a mechanics Modeling Workshop of minimum 2 weeks duration or instructor permission.

GOALS: Each Modeling Workshop is an intensive 2- or 3-week course with these goals:
1. Educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided-inquiry, interactive engagement method of teaching.
2. Help participants integrate computer courseware effectively into the curriculum.
3. Help teachers make better use of national resources for science education.
4. Establish electronic network support and a learning community among participants.
5. Strengthen local institutional support for participants as school leaders in disseminating standards-based reform in science education.

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: 07/16/2018
End Date: 07/26/2018
Duration: 8 days. Meet 8-5 M-Th
Application Deadline: 06/30/2018
or until filled
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $1,195.00 for 8 days and 3 grad credits (no Friday classes)
Benefits: Housing
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: The cost includes workshop materials, morning refreshments, & lunch for the 8 days.  Cost also includes 3 graduate credits through Merrimack College.  Register at the link above.  Housing is also available for $350/person.  Rooms are 1 & 2 bedrooms and have a kitchen and A/C.  First come first serve.  More details as they become available.
Contact Darren Broder at the email address below with any questions.
Other Prerequisites: Two semesters of trigonometry-based college physics.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Darren Broder
515 Loudon Road
Siena College
Albany, NY 12211