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Name: e&m Modeling Workshop at ASU
School/Institution: Arizona State University
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Tempe
State: AZ
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This workshop is open to teachers worldwide who have taken a 2 or 3-week Modeling Workshop in mechanics.

Location: Bateman Physical Sciences Center on the ASU Tempe campus
     8am to 3:30pm MTWTh, 8am to noon F
course title: PHS 531: Methods of Teaching Physics II

The workshop borrows extensively from work of Bruce Sherwood and Ruth Chabay. There are 3 units in electricity: Charge and Field, Potential, and Circuits. The circuit unit is unique at high school level, as it leads students through surface charge as the mechanism for setting up different strength fields in conductors of circuits. The magnetism unit begins by investigating the field of a current-bearing wire, then fields of permanent magnets, then force on a particle in a field, then force on a current-bearing wire in a field, and then electromagnetic induction and Faraday's Law.

For questions, please e-mail Jane Jackson:

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program or visit to find information on ASU Modeling Workshops and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding to attend. Click here to learn more about the American Modeling Teachers Association  and other Modeling Workshops nationwide.
Start Date: 06/08/2020
End Date: 06/26/2020
Duration: 3 weeks (MTWThF)
Application Deadline: 05/31/2020
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $400 non-credit, or ~$2000 in-state tuition/fees. In Feb., ASU tuition is posted at
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: 3 graduate credits optional.

The ASU application fee is $70. (ASU charges a late fee of $50 for course registration one week or less before a course begins.) Students must have proof of MMR immunity on file at the ASU Student Health Center before registering for a course.

Arizona teachers can apply for partial tuition scholarships. Contact .

Non-credit option: $400 registration (need not apply to ASU. $200 for teachers who must pay out-of-pocket and cannot get reimbursed). Contact to inquire.

On-campus housing can be arranged (private room, shared bath) for ~$780 (+ $25 linens optional). Beautiful low-cost family housing in upscale Scottsdale, 7 miles north of campus. Contact Jane Jackson.

The Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is 5 minutes away by taxi or light rail. The Phx/Mesa Gateway airport is roughly 20 miles to the east.
Other Prerequisites: A Modeling Workshop in mechanics.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Jane Jackson
Department of Physics, Arizona State University
Box 871504
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
Phone: 480-965-8438