Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Mechanics Modeling Workshop (for SD teachers)|
|School/Institution:||Black Hills State University|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||The Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education at Black Hills State University is offering a 1-week Modeling Physics workshop in Madison, SD at Dakota State University. Madison is in eastern SD, between Sioux Falls and Brookings.
Please email Professor Andy Johnson to express your interest in attending. Andy.Johnson@bhsu.edu
Instructors: Rose Emanuel, Andy Johnson
Priority given to South Dakota teachers; out of state teachers are welcome on a space-available basis.
Lodging and meals provided.
Stipends for full attendance by SD teachers.
Course materials provided.
The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
A 1-week workshop 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. We're doing what we can with the funding we can get.
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:||One week. Follow-up meetings in academic year.|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||Free for South Dakota teachers|
|Benefit Explanation:||Grant funds will support South Dakota teachers. Out of state teachers welcome on a no-support basis.
In 2013, Two Hours of Graduate Credit for the low low price of $80
|Other Prerequisites:||The workshop is for current and prospective teachers of high school physics, chemistry, math, and/or physical science.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Andy Johnson, Ph.D.
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799-9005
Phone: (605) 642-6508
Fax: (605) 642-6871