Biology

Biology at Baldwin-Wallace

Dates: July 8 – 19, 2024

Location: Baldwin-Wallace U,  Berea, OH

Workshop: Biology

Instructors: Jessica Wagenmaker and TBD

For further information:  contact Lauren Scotta

AMTA Modeling Biology:  An introduction to Biology Modeling Instruction pedagogy and implementation. Participants work through modeling cycles to build coherence in biology big ideas and develop a storyline. Participants are supported in the Modeling Instruction through teacher notes and curriculum that supports the implementation of model building, The course will focus on the traditional topics of a yearlong general biology course (classification, cell structure/function, growth and reproduction, ecology, evolution, energy flow: micro to macro, heredity). The Modeling Method has been shown to be a highly effective extension of the traditional three-step learning cycle (observe, generalize, apply). The modeling cycle addresses deficiencies of the learning cycle by assisting students to construct understanding from observations, confronting student preconceptions, examining student thought processes through “whiteboarding” and Socratic dialoguing. Participants will receive printed and electronically stored versions of the Biology Modeling Handbook and ancillary materials.

Registration has now opened for these workshops. Here is the link to register. You will be able to choose which workshop you will be attending in the questions listed in the registration link.

Pricing: AMTA Workshops are $1050 for two weeks with a residential option to stay on campus for $699 in one of our apartment style dormitories.

If you need an invoice because your school district will be registering for you and paying directly, please reach out to Kristi Reklinski

*POSTPONED to 2025 Biology – Florida

POSTPONED to Summer of 2025 – Dates TBD

Dates: This is a Hybrid Workshop

June 17 – 21, 2024 in-person 8:30AM -4:00 PM

June 24, 27, 28  August 15, and October 5, 2024 – online 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Location:  St. Andrews Boarding School, 3900 Jog Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Instructors:  Rachel Kent / Jessica Wagenmaker

Housing Options:  

-Spring Hill suites. 5130 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL  33487,  561-869-8500   OR

-Sonesta Select. 2000 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431,  561-241-7070. OR

-St. Andrews Boarding School Dorms may become available – check back for more information.

Lunch:  will be available in the St. Andrews Cafeteria for $5.00 on June 17,18, 20 and 21, 2024 (Cafeteria closed on June 19, 2024)

For More Information and to Register Click Here

Contact:  Daniel Dreyfuss

 

POSTPONED to 2025Modeling Biology-Part 1 – Palos Hills, IL

POSTPONED to 2025

Dates:  June 10-13, 2024 ( June 14 is optional for those that want graduate credit.)

Host:  Amos Alonzo Stagg HS

Location:  Palos Hills, IL

Instructors:  Frank Novakowski

Description: Exploring new ways to deliver instruction of topics, working through inquiry and student-centered approaches, such as whiteboarding, students defending and articulating their understanding and application of topics, student-led instruction, etc.

Information and Registration: click here 

Cost: $250, includes 1 year AMTA Membership

Contact:  Matt Long

Chemistry

Chemistry I at Baldwin-Wallace

Dates: July 8 – 19, 2024

Location: Baldwin-Wallace U,  Berea, OH

Workshop: Chemistry I

Instructors: Teresa Marx, Holly McTernan

For further information contact Lauren Scotta

This workshop in chemistry is for high school teachers. The workshop is designed to promote an understanding of models and modeling pedagogy which will enable students to learn concepts in chemistry from the perspective of systematically developed particle models of matter. Instructional strategies include a coherent approach to the role of energy in a physical and chemical change.

Registration has now opened for these workshops. Here is the link to register. You will be able to choose which workshop you will be attending in the questions listed in the registration link.

Pricing: AMTA Workshops are $1050 for two weeks with a residential option to stay on campus for $699 in one of our apartment style dormitories.

If you need an invoice because your school district will be registering for you and paying directly, please reach out to Kristi Reklinski

POSTPONED Chemistry I in Colorado

POSTPONED to 2025

Dates: June 17 – 28, 2024

Location: Academy of Charter Schools, Westminster, CO

Workshop: Modeling Chemistry I

Instructors:  Angela Smith & Rob Peters

Cost: $900

Description:

In cooperation with the American Modeling Teachers Association, the Academy of Charter Schools is offering a 2-week Modeling Instruction™ workshop in Chemistry. The workshop is designed to promote an understanding of models and modeling pedagogy which will enable students to learn concepts in chemistry from the perspective of systematically developed particle models of matter.  Instructional strategies include a coherent approach to the role of energy in physical and chemical change.

For More information and to Register Click Here

Questions ?  contact Angela Smith

Can’t take a face to face workshop this summer?   Check out the  Modeling Friendly Courses by Other Hosts page. 

Siena College and the University of New England – Kennebunk are offering distance learning courses in Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, and Chemistry. 

Middle School Math & Science

Modeling Middle School Math Workshop 2 : Modeling Functions and Linear Relationships – STEMTeachers Phx

Workshop 2:  Modeling Functions and Linear Relations for Interdisciplinary Understanding – STEMTeaxchersPhx

Description:  The benefit of understanding functional relationships between quantities crosses grade levels and content areas, and is useful in areas as diverse as describing school demographics to modeling physical systems.  Unfortunately, introduction of the “function” concept is often delayed to an abstract treatment in later grades that is obscured by mathematical formalism.

During this workshop we will share activities to aid students in understanding mathematical functions as relationships between two quantities.  Concrete, real-world samples of related quantities from a variety of functional types (beyond merely linear) will be represented using data tables, graphs, words, and ultimately formulas.  Activities shared will begin with the foundational development of functions as relationships ( middle school grades) and span into increasingly sophisticated covariational reasoning necessary in STEM fields through high school and college.

Dates: June 24-27, 2024

Daily Schedule:  8:00 am-3:30 pm with 1 hour lunch break,  30 professional development hours

Location: Arizona State University – Tempe Campus

Hosted by:

ASU Department of Physics,  Bateman Physical Science Building – Room PSH362

( Parking passes will be available.  Modeling Workshops in Physics and Chemistry will be occurring simultaneously at the same site, as well the AMTA Summer conference)

Instructors:  Christel Bruno ( STEM Specialist), Tracy Ryan (Middle School Math Specialist) and Kelli Warble (Math and Physics Modeling Workshop Leader).

Housing: TBD

For More Information/ Register:

Workshop 2 Registration

Contact:  Melissa Girmscheid

Modeling Middle School Math Workshop 1: Bridging Math and Science Through Proportional Reasoning- STEMTeachersPhx

Workshop 1:  Bridging Math and Science Through Proportional Reasoning

Description:  During this workshop, we will take a deep-dive into student development of proportional reasoning, critical to mastering concepts in fields ranging from science to engineering.  A unit of classroom instructional materials that aid students in building a rich model of what it means to reason proportionally will be shared.

Since proportional reasoning crosses grade levels and content areas, this workshop is appropriate for teachers from all STEM fields and a variety of grade levels.  Activities shared will begin with the foundational development of the ratio concept ( late elementary to middle school grades) and span into increasingly sophisticated use of proportional reasoning ( applicable to high school and and early college).

Dates: June 17-21, 2024

Daily Schedule:  8:00 am-3:30 pm with 1 hour lunch break,  30 professional development hours

Location: Arizona State University – Tempe Campus

Hosted by:

ASU Department of Physics,  Bateman Physical Science Building – Room PSH362

( Parking passes will be available.  Modeling Workshops in Physics and Chemistry will be occurring simultaneously at the same site, as well the AMTA Summer conference)

Instructors:  Christel Bruno ( STEM Specialist), Tracy Ryan (Middle School Math Specialist) and Kelli Warble (Math and Physics Modeling Workshop Leader).

Housing: TBD

For More Information/ Register:

Session 1 Registration

Contact:  Melissa Girmscheid

 

Physics

Physics – Mechanics at Baldwin-Wallace

Dates: July 8 – 19, 2024

Location: Baldwin-Wallace U,  Berea, OH

Workshop: PhysicsMechanics

Instructors: Jeremy Secaur, Bryan Battaglia

For More Information: contact Lauren Scotta

AMTA Modeling Physics Mechanics: This workshop in physics is for high school teachers.  Middle school teachers who want a better understanding of the physical science content they must teach may also find the workshop helpful. The workshop focuses on pedagogical as well as content knowledge and the skills needed to effectively teach high school mechanics. The Modeling Method of Instruction workshop gives teachers practical experience organizing their classroom and content around scientific models and practices the techniques of facilitating effective inquiry and discussion in the science classroom. Content includes Newton’s laws, cross-curricular modeling of energy storage and transfer with emphasis on mechanical energy storage and transfer, momentum, and basic models in kinematics and dynamics (free particle, constantly accelerating particle).

Registration has now opened for these workshops. Here is the link to register. You will be able to choose which workshop you will be attending in the questions listed in the registration link.

Pricing: AMTA Workshops are $1050 for two weeks with a residential option to stay on campus for $699 in one of our apartment style dormitories.

If you need an invoice because your school district will be registering for you and paying directly, please reach out to: Kristi Reklinski

*POSTPONED to 2025 Physics – Mechanics – Florida

POSTPONED to Summer of 2025 – Dates TBD

Dates: This is a Hybrid Workshop

June 17 – 21, 2024 in person

June 24 – 28, 2024 online

Location:  St. Andrews Boarding School, 3900 Jog Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Instructors:  Lee Trampleasure / Daniel Dreyfuss

Housing Options:  

-Spring Hill suites. 5130 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL  33487,  561-869-8500   OR

-Sonesta Select. 2000 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431,  561-241-7070. OR

-St. Andrews Boarding School Dorms may become available – check back for more information.

Lunch:  will be available in the St. Andrews Cafeteria for $5.00 on June 17,18, 20 and 21, 2024 ( Cafeteria closed on June 19, 2024)

For More Information and to Register Click Here

Contact:  Daniel Dreyfuss

 

PHYSICS 4070/5070 Electricity and Magnetism for Physics Education – UNI

Dates: July 8 – July 26, 2024.

Times:  9:00 Am – 12 Noon Mon, Tues, Wed., Thurs., on Zoom.

July 15, 2024 – on campus meeting 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Hosted by:  University of Northern Iowa

Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Instructors:  Jeff Morgan and Larry Escalada

Description:  A physics course, designed for current and future secondary science teachers that will provide experiences in waves, electricity, magnetism, and light using physics education curricular resources including Modeling Instruction and PRISMS PLUS

with emphasis on practices aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

For additional information contact:  Dr. Lawrence Escalada

POSTPONED to 2025 Computational Modeling Physics First – Folsom, PA

POSTPONED to 2025

Dates:  July 8 – 26, 2024

Location:  Ridley High School, 901 Morton Avenue, Folsom, PA. 19033

Workshop:  Computational Modeling Physics First

Instructors:  Jess Dykes / Sean Grealis

Informational Flyer CMPF-B at RHS

Housing Recommendation:  

LaQuinta Inn & Suites – Essington I-95, Exit 9

53 Industrial Why I-95, Exit 9

Essington, PA  19029

610-857-7830

  • Breakfast included.

There are a variety of other hotels in the area.  For additional recommendations email sue@modelinginstruction.org

Registration:  Follow this link to register

Contact: Jess Dykes

Physics-E & M – University of Nebraska Omaha

Dates: June 15 – 26, 2024

Location:  University of Nebraska Omaha, Durham Science Center

Workshop: Physics:  Electricity and Magnetism

Description: This workshop will help you develop effective modeling pedagogy in the instruction of fundamental electricity and magnetism concepts. Modeling Instruction emphasizes a deep and robust understanding of concepts while emphasizing a model-centered approach. This type of approach is central to effective implementation of the NGSS and/or the NCCRSS and draws heavily from cognitive science. You’ll learn how your students can develop conceptual models through data-driven activities that fully integrate effective data evaluation and interpretation strategies. While content materials will be provided, participants will be encouraged to examine how the materials can be modified, supplemented, and scaffolded throughout their curriculum.

Graduate credit available

Leaders:  Judith Stucky and Kate Magary

Housing:  Information coming soon

Registration:  Follow this link to register

For additional information contact: Chris Moore  

 

Physics Modeling Workshop with Transportation Related Engineering Projects – Iowa State U and Iowa DOT

Dates: June 10-28, 2024

Times: 8:30 – 4:30

Workshop:  Physical Science / Physics Modeling  Workshop with Transportation Related Engineering Projects

Location: near Iowa State University

Description:  The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) are offering high school physical science and physics teachers the opportunity to participate in a three week modeling workshop with transportation related engineering projects.

The workshop participants will

  • Learn effective strategies in Modeling Instruction developed by Arizona State University
  • Plan and carry out investigations, argue from evidence, and create and evaluate models
  • Develop classroom strategies to help students develop skills consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Participate in seminars with transportation experts from the Iowa DOT and InTrans
  • Collaborate with other educators to develop modeling based and transportation-themed lessons to use in the classroom
Program Highlights
  • Mileage will be paid for those who commute
  • Housing provided in Ames free of charge for those who cannot commute
  • 5 license renewal credits through Heartland AEA or up to 5 graduate credits from University of the Pacific available
  • The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) offers all participants 1 year’s worth of access to online resources related to course work.

Instructors:  

Online Application:  Follow this link

**APPLICATIONS DUE BY April 30, 2024 **

For Additional Information Contact:  Jennifer E Serra

Modeling Physics-Part 2 – Palos Hills, IL

Dates:  June 10-13, 2024 ( June 14 is optional for those that want graduate credit.)

Host:  Amos Alonzo Stagg HS

Location:  Palos Hills, IL

Instructors:  Keith Dvorkin

Description: Exploring new ways to deliver instruction of topics, working through inquiry and student-centered approaches, such as whiteboarding, students defending and articulating their understanding and application of topics, student-led instruction, etc.

Information and Registration: click here   

**Registration open until 5/31/24**

Cost: $250, includes 1 year AMTA Membership

Contact:  Matt Long

Teaching HS Mechanics – SUNY

DATES:  July 8 – August 9, 2024. Face to Face with distance learning follow up sessions.

LOCATION:  SUNY,  Buffalo, NY

WORKSHOP: Mechanics

INSTRUCTORS:  Dan MacIssac, PhD

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  macisadl@buffalostate.edu

COST:  $300 In-State Tuition Fees

This course has been acceptable to NYSED for PHY content for professional Physics 7-12 certification.

Can’t take a face to face workshop this summer?   Check out the  Modeling Friendly Courses by Other Hosts page. 

Siena College and the University of New England – Kennebunk are offering distance learning courses in Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, and Chemistry. 

Introduction to Modeling Instruction

POSTPONED Introduction to Modeling Instruction and the SEPs through Energy and Environmental Literacy Professional Development – Danville, PA

*POSTPONED*

Dates:  June 18 – 19, 2024 Face to Face with  6 hours of virtual follow up sessions on Zoom. ( Dates of  virtual sessions TBD)

Hosted by:  CSIU 16

Location:  Montour Preserve,  374 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821

Professional Development:  Intro. to Modeling & SEPs through Energy and Environmental Literacy

Instructor:  Jeremy Secaur

Contact:  Colleen Ephler-Ruths

For More Information or To Register

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