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Name: Modeling Workshop (Advanced): electricity
School/Institution: Florida International University
Department/Unit: Physics
City: Miami
State: FL
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This Florida International University Modeling Instruction workshop covers electricity and is appropriate for physics teachers at a high school level.  This workshop is the second in a series of two workshops and the mechanics workshop is a prerequisite to attend this workshop.

The workshop is open to high school physics teachers nationwide, but local teachers have priority, then Florida teachers, then out-of-state teachers.

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: 07/22/2013
End Date: 08/09/2013
Duration: 3 weeks (MTWThF)
Application Deadline: 05/22/2013
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
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Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: $1500 stipend. Funded by a NSF physics research grant, these two annual Modeling Workshops are CHEPREO Education and Outreach activities.

In 2013, on-campus Housing is available for $40 per night.

In 2013, graduate credit was available at an approximate cost of $1500.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Other Prerequisites: Applicants must have previously completed either the FIU mechanics workshop  or any other
Mechanics Modeling 3-week workshop to be accepted to this workshop.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: David Jones, Physics Instructor - Teacher in Residence
Department of Physics, Florida Intl University
11200 SW 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-4881