Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Chemistry, 11th grade Biology Modeling Workshops|
|School/Institution:||Riverdale High School|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||These two workshop are in 1st semester chemistry and 1st semester 11th grade biology.
chemistry: Dennis Glass of Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, AL.
biology: Derek Wagler of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.
Location: Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN
Audience: For Tennessee teachers. Out-of-state teachers can attend if space is available at a cost of ~$300.
For information, please e-mail Dr. Amy Phelps: Amy.Phelps@mtsu.edu .
Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit http://modeling.asu.edu/MW_nation.html to find information on Modelling Workshops nationwide and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding (if needed) to attend.
Note: A Modeling Workshops, in 9th grade physics is held on the same dates at the same school. Visit the Modeling Instruction website for additional information.
|Duration:||2 weeks (MTWThF) and academic year follow-up meetings|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||Free to Tennessee inservice teachers; low cost for out-of-state teachers|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Middle Tennessee State University, the sponsor, is funded in 2012 by a new one-year state grant. The effort is part of Tennessee's High School STEM Redesign project, and it incorporates Physics First.
The cost for out-of-state teachers is tentatively under $300 (barely covers materials and meals).
Housing information is available.
|Other Prerequisites:||It is preferred, but not essential, that participants teach in schools that use the inverted sequence (pcb) or that plan to implement that sequence.
The workshops have no prerequisite, other than being an inservice high school teacher of the respective subject, or preparing to be one.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Amy Phelps, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
820 Fairview Ave
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132