Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Biology Modeling Workshop in Los Angeles|
|School/Institution:||Milken Community Schools|
|Department/Unit:||15800 Zeldins Way|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This workshop is open to biology teachers worldwide.
PEER LEADERS: Chantel Dooley and Claissa Furlong
For information about the workshop content and logistics, contact Damon Scoville, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The main objective of this Modeling Workshop is to acquaint teachers with all aspects of the modeling method of instruction and develop some skill in implementing it. To that end, teachers are provided with a complete set of written curriculum materials to support instruction organized into coherent modeling cycles (as described in Wells et al., 1995). The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
To develop familiarity with the materials necessary to fully implement them in the classroom, teachers work through the activities, discussions and worksheets, alternating between student and teacher modes. Each unit in the course manual includes an extensive Teacher Notes section. Throughout the course, teachers are asked to reflect on their practice and how they might apply the techniques they have learned in the course to their own classes.
Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Most teachers require at least 80 to 90 contact hours of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. A second 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:||2 weeks (MTWThF)|
or until filled
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$750 (includes one-year membership in AMTA and daily lunches)|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||FLYING? The Los Angeles International Airport is nearby.
Need funding? Consider asking your principal for Title II funds; or ask a local Rotary, Kiwanis, Soroptimists, K of C, etc.
Graduate credit is available at additional cost; CEUs are available. Ask Damon Scoville, at email@example.com, for details and cost.
|Other Prerequisites:||Two semesters of college biology. The workshop is for high school biology teachers and those who intend to begin teaching biology next year.|
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