Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Chemistry Modeling Workshop in Wichita KS|
|School/Institution:||Wichita Public Schools|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This workshop is open to high school teachers worldwide.
Peer leader: Alan Vancil, Rose Hill High School in Rose Hill, Kansas
Location of all four Modeling Workshops: Southeast High School, 903 South Edgemoor, Wichita.
Time: 8am to 4pm MTWTh
For information, and to commit to register, please contact Laura Swanson, Science Curriculum Coach, Wichita Public Schools.
phone: 316-973-4403, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chemistry Workshop Goals
The Modeling approach to chemistry is based on the particulate nature of matter. The AMTA webpage on chemistry asks three fundamental questions about matter:
1. How do we view matter?
2. How does it behave?
3.What is the role of energy in the changes we observe?
First we will introduce the Modeling approach to high school science instruction. This methodology makes student thinking visible through white board presentations, Socratic questioning and peer review. The second goal is to practice and enhance the current chemistry modeling curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on the first nine units: the simple particle through relating how much to how many particles (i.e. stoichiometry).
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:||Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm. Follow-up meetings in school year; some online.|
or until filled
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$500 (includes instructional materials and a set of whiteboards)|
|Benefit Explanation:||For housing suggestions, please contact Laura Swanson.|
|Other Prerequisites:||No special prerequisites, other than being a teacher of high school chemistry or preparing to teach chemistry in 2014-15.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Laura Swanson, Science Curr Coach, Wichita Public Schools
201 N. Water Street
Wichita, KS 67202