Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||biology 1-week Intro near Mpls|
|School/Institution:||Shakopee West Junior High School|
|Department/Unit:||10th Avenue East at Spencer Street South (SW corner)|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This introduction to Modeling instruction in biology is NOT a full-fledged Modeling Workshop. It is for teachers worldwide who would like a taste of Modeling Instruction, to see its potential.
PEER LEADER: Anita Schuchardt, PhD (co-developer of biology Modeling curriculum)
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 http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
This 1-week institute is not a full-fledged Modeling Workshop, but is a 40-hour introduction to Modeling Instruction in biology. Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least three weeks of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. Thus a follow-up 2- or 3-week Modeling Workshop 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.
|Duration:||One week - 8 hour/day workshop.|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||In 2017, the cost was $500|
|Benefit Explanation:||Registration includes instructional materials, 1-year trial membership in the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) for 1st-timers.
Flying? Shakopee is a suburb of Minneapolis, which has an international airport.
|Other Prerequisites:||2 semesters of college-level biology are highly recommended.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Casey Rutherford, physics teacher
Shakopee High School
100 17th Ave W
Shakopee, MN 55379