Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Mechanics Modeling Workshop in Madison, So Dakota|
|School/Institution:||Black Hills State University|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||The Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education at Black Hills State University is offering a 6-days to 2-week Modeling Physics workshop in Madison, SD at Dakota State University. Madison is in eastern SD, between Sioux Falls and Brookings.
Questions? e-mail Professor Andy Johnson to express your interest in attending. Andy.Johnson@bhsu.edu
Registration will open in early April.
Content: Newton's laws. This is a continuation of the 2013 5-day introduction to Modeling Instruction. Participants are expected to have previously taken at least 5 days of introduction to Modeling Instruction.
Workshop leaders: Rose Emanuel, Andy Johnson
Priority to South Dakota teachers; out of state teachers are welcome on a space-available basis.
Lodging and meals provided.
Stipends for full attendance by SD teachers.
Course materials provided.
The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
A 6-day workshop is not a full-fledged Modeling Workshop. 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. We're doing what we can with the funding we can get.
Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) or visit http://modelinginstruction.org/teachers/workshops/ to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
|Duration:||6 days minimum; we hope to extend to 2 weeks (ending on June 20).|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||Free for South Dakota teachers|
|Benefit Explanation:||Grant funds will support South Dakota teachers. Out of state teachers welcome on a no-support basis.
In 2014, two hours of Graduate Credit for the low low price of $80!
|Other Prerequisites:||A prior introduction to Modeling Instruction, of a minimum of 5 days duration.
The workshop is for current and prospective teachers of high school physics, chemistry, math, and/or physical science.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Andy Johnson, Ph.D.
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799-9005
Phone: (605) 642-6508
Fax: (605) 642-6871