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Name: Waves & Fields Modeling Workshop in Wichita
School/Institution: Wichita Public Schools
Department/Unit: Staff Development
City: Wichita
State: KS
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This Modeling Workshop is for high school physics teachers who have previously taken a mechanics Modeling Workshop. Open to teachers worldwide.

Peer leader: Earl Legleiter

Location of all four Modeling Workshops: Southeast High School, 903 South Edgemoor, Wichita.
Time: 8am to 4pm MTWTh

    The wave unit sets the stage for development of a mechanical wave model based on the oscillating particle model.  Models are developed for sound and waves in one and two dimensions.
    The fields concept is introduced with a study of electricity and magnetism. Similarities in mathematical relationships and units between the gravitational and electrical fields will be developed.

For information, and to commit to register, please contact Laura Swanson, Science Curriculum Coach, Wichita Public Schools.
phone: 316-973-4403, email:

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: 06/09/2014
End Date: 06/26/2014
Duration: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm. Follow-up meetings in school year; some online.
Application Deadline: 05/01/2014
or until filled
Opportunity Website:
Application Link: forthcoming
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $500 (includes instructional materials and a set of whiteboards)
Benefits: Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: For housing suggestions, please contact Laura Swanson.
Other Prerequisites: Mechanics Modeling Workshop of two weeks or longer (90 contact hours is preferable); one year of implementation in the classroom.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Laura Swanson, Science Curr Coach, Wichita Public Schools
201 N. Water Street
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-973-4403