Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page

Previous Page  |  New Search  |  Browse All

Name: biology 1-week Intro near Mpls
School/Institution: Shakopee High School
Department/Unit: 10th Avenue East at Spencer Street South (SW corner)
City: Shakopee
State: MN
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
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

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 to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
Start Date: 07/16/2018
End Date: 07/20/2018
Duration: One week - 8 hour/day workshop.
Application Deadline: 06/18/2018
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $600
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
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

Contact: Casey Rutherford, physics teacher
Shakopee High School
100 17th Ave W
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 952-496-5152