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|Name:||Physical science with math Modeling Workshop II|
|School/Institution:||Pittsburg State University|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||Middle School
|Description:||Funding from the Kansas Board of Regents "Improving Teacher Quality" Program (ESEA Title IIA) in 2013.
Pttsburg State University will offer a one-week summer workshop in physical science with math modeling for returning middle school teachers in Kansas.
Peer leader: Earl Legleiter
Participants are exposed to Modeling as a systematic approach to the design of curriculum and instruction. The workshop includes results of science education research, best practices in middle school science teaching, options in technology, and experience in collaborative learning.
Why Modeling Instruction? Extensive research supports the effectiveness of the Modeling approach in enhancing student learning. Based on a comparison of traditional high school instruction, Modeling high school students score an average of about 1.5 standard deviations higher on assessments of conceptual understanding of physics.
Workshop Goals include:
• Improve instructional pedagogy by implementing research-based instructional strategies, inquiry methods, critical and creative thinking, cooperative learning, use of standardized evaluation instruments, and effective use of classroom technology in instruction.
• Deepen content understanding in physical science by using multiple representational tools for constructing scientific models.
• Learn effective pedagogical strategies from veteran educators who model these strategies throughout the workshop.
• Participate in an on-going collaboration among partners through a state-wide professional learning community of modeling teachers.
• Enhance/improve science curriculum in your school district.
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:||Follow-up meetings in school year; some online.|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||Free for Kansas teachers. Out-of-state teachers can attend at own cost if space is available.|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Support for Kansas-state teacher participants:
• Technology package for your classroom
• Scholarship towards three (3) hours graduate credit
• Daily stipend
• FREE Dormitory Housing/FREE Parking
• Funds provided to attend KATS
• Academic year support
Out-of-state participants have associated costs for some benefits above. Please contact Paul Adams for additional information.
|Other Prerequisites:||A prior Modeling Workshop in physical science, of at least 2 weeks duration.|
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