Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||E & M Modeling Workshop|
|School/Institution:||Buffalo State College|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||Probable peer leaders:
Dave Doty, Meg Helmes or Craig Uhrich (PHY 622: e & m; 6 credits)
GOALS: Each Modeling Workshop is an intensive 3-week course with these goals:
1. Educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided-inquiry, interactive engagement method of teaching, and strengthen content knowledge at the same time.
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.
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.
|Duration:||3 weeks (MTWThF)|
or until filled
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||In 2014, the cost was ~$2500 tuition for in-state teachers|
|Benefits:||College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Tuition was ~$4300 for out-of-state teachers in 2014.
Limited financial support might be available: see
Low-cost on-campus dorm housing is available.
These courses are part of an MSEd (Physics) program, and other graduate physics summer and regular semester evening and online courses are also available.
|Other Prerequisites:||Two semesters of college physics.
A mechanics Modeling Workshop is prerequisite to the 2nd semester content (e&m) Modeling Workshop.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Dan MacIsaac, Ph.D., Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY 14222