Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Mechanics Modeling Workshop (Boston area)|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This Modeling Workshop is open to physics and physical science teachers worldwide.
PEER LEADER: Darren Broder
Mechanics Modeling Workshop
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.
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 Modeling Instruction 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:||8 days. Meet 8-5 M-Th|
or until filled
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$1,495/person for 8 days and 3 grad credits (no Friday classes)|
College Transcript Credit,
|Benefit Explanation:||The cost includes workshop materials, morning refreshments, lunch for the 8 days and a 1 year membership to the AMTA for new members. Cost also includes 3 graduate credits through Merrimack College. Register at the link above. Housing is also available for $350/week. 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.
Flying? Logan Airport in Boston is closest. See www.massport.com/logan-airport
|Other Prerequisites:||Two semesters of trigonometry-based college physics.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
515 Loudon Road
Albany, NY 12211