Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Mechanics Modeling Workshop & 1-week Intro in Maine|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||The workshop on physics teaching addresses most aspects of high school teaching, including integration of teaching methods with course content for physics classrooms. Special emphasis will be placed on modeling conceptual development and integrating technology appropriate for middle and high school.
Participants will be introduced to the Modeling Method, developed at Arizona State University, as a systematic approach to design of curriculum and instruction. Participants will be instructed on computer hardware and software, techniques for laboratory data collection and analysis, and internet use to help them become more expert on best uses of technology in education.
Probable peer leader: Dean Meggison
The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
The first-week option is not a full-fledged Modeling Workshop, but is an introduction to modeling pedagogy. 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.
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:||2-weeks preferred - 8 hour/day. Limited space for 1-week introduction.|
Late applicants accepted if space is available
but must provide own materials.
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||TBD. In 2013 it was $1250 for two weeks, $650 for one week|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Housing: free to single participants. Free housing deadline is typically around June 1.
Meals: Free homemade lunches included with workshop.
College transcript credit may be available at extra cost, if participants ask the organizer, a few months before the workshops start.
|Other Prerequisites:||2 semesters of college-level algebra-based physics are highly recommended.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
c/o FPUU Kennebunk/Modeling Workshop
164 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043