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Name: chemistry II Modeling Workshop at Univ of Notre Dame
School/Institution: University of Notre Dame
Department/Unit: Chemistry
City: South Bend
State: IN
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
post-secondary chemistry faculty
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This workshop is open to all high school and college chemistry teachers worldwide, who have had a previous chemistry Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration (60 or more contact hours).

It is at the site of the BCCE conference, and it is a pre-conference workshop.

PEER LEADER: Larry Dukerich, a founding Modeling Workshop leader who led development teams for chemistry and physics Modeling Workshops.

For information and to indicate your intention to register, please email Steve Wietstock: . He will send you to the conference website.        

The Modeling Workshop in 2nd semester & advanced general chemistry is an intensive 2 or 3-week course with these goals:
1. educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided inquiry method of teaching, and improve content understanding at the same time,
2. help participants integrate computers effectively into the science curriculum,
3. help teachers make better use of national resources for science education,
4. establish electronic network support and a learning community among participants,

Chemistry II Workshop Emphases
We will begin by debriefing your modeling experiences thus far and re-visiting updates to the "Core" Chemistry units.  Then we will move on to our exciting "Beyond the Core" Units:
  Unit 10 - Models of the Atom
  Unit 11 - Periodic Table and Bonding
  Unit 12(b) - Intermolecular Attractions and Biological Macromolecules
  Unit 13 - Chemical Equilibrium
  Unit 14 - Acids & Bases.

An overview is at the AMTA webpage on curriculum storylines, in the section "Why join".

Modeling Instruction is aligned with the eight science practices outlined in the National Research Council Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011), the research basis for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least three weeks (or 80 to 90 contact hours) of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. A second Modeling Workshop in the following summer 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: 07/27/2018
Duration: (MTWThF)
Application Deadline: 07/05/2018
Opportunity Website:
Application Link: contact Steve Wietstock to register
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: To be determined (includes instructional materials)
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: Registration includes instructional materials.

Housing is available (off and on campus). On-campus rates are lower.  Make arrangements soon, to avoid complications.  

FLYING? South Bend airport shuttle and taxi information are at the airport website. Or fly to Chicago and take regional public transportation to South Bend.
Other Prerequisites: Prerequisite: at least 60 contact hours of Chemistry Modeling Workshop.

The workshop is for
*  high school and post-secondary chemistry teachers and
*  those who intend to begin teaching chemistry next year.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Wendy Heheman
Gilbert, AZ