Summer ConnectED 2022
ConnectED is back by popular demand! Join us on Thursday, June 23 from 7-9 p.m. EST for a free virtual mini-conference. Participants can choose between two keynote speakers in a Listen and Learn session, followed by smaller Participate & Share breakout sessions. Registration is now open.
Summer 2022 Virtual Courses
These are AMTA-hosted virtual offerings. If interested other workshops offered by local hosts, please click the professional development tab or hover over it and select virtual or face-to-face.
The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) is a professional organization of teachers, by teachers, and for teachers who use Modeling Instruction(TM) in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching. Our mission is to provide professional development for teachers in the Modeling Method of Instruction, to provide resources that support the use of Modeling Instruction(TM) in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and middle school science classrooms, and to support and enable collaboration among Modelers. AMTA strives to foster brilliant teaching and deep learning.
What Our Members Have to Say
Modeling encourages cooperation and discourse about complicated ideas in a non-threatening, supportive environment.
Modeling has led me to the scientific practice of science education. It helps me focus on what helps my students learn.
Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach Chemistry. [It] is a very student-centered approach to teaching and I firmly believe that it is the best way to teach.
I was late about 10 minutes due to a meeting in the office ...students had picked up right where we left off the day before. One student was acting as moderator. Teams had whiteboards. They had created their own review problem and posted it on the front board.
I believe the methods and philosophy of Modeling Instruction have changed physics teaching and have made physics more accessible for all students.
Modeling is how I became interested in physics as a high school student in the early 1990s. More students should have this powerful science experience!
Modeling Instruction motivated me to step back and let students learn through inquiry and my career got a boost!
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