Advanced Modeling Instruction: Cognition and Instruction in STEM

Online Distance Learning

Duration: 15 weeks, January 17 – May 2, 2019
Date(s): Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (EST)
Instructor: Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, Ph.D.
Costs: $750 for current AMTA members; $825 for non-members (includes 1-yr membership to AMTA)
Graduate credits: 3 credits from Dominican University for $100/credit hour available (course can also be taken for professional development credits)
Course Description:
This course will focus on the study of human learning as it relates to teaching content in both formal and informal contexts.  Fundamental theories of thinking and learning will be reviewed with a particular focus on models and modeling, and the latest theoretical trends will be explored.Participants will discuss major trends in our understanding of thinking and learning as it relates to STEM instructional settings, design instructional sequences based on learning theories addressing fundamental concepts and skills in their chosen content area,  and examine technology as a cognitive tool to support teaching and learning.This course will be taught by Dr. Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz. Colleen is a veteran physics teacher who built a highly successful physics first program in her high school prior to learning Modeling Instruction at a 1998 Modeling Workshop at UC Davis. She worked with a team that developed Modeling Physics second semester materials in 1999 and later moved to Arizona to pursue her masters and PhD at Arizona State University under the direction of David Hestenes. As a faculty member at ASU she secured NSF funding to build a Masters of Natural Science degree program grounded in Modeling Instruction for middle school science and mathematics teachers, where she mentored over 60 teachers. In 2011 she became AMTA’s first Executive Officer, guiding the organization through five years of impressive growth and development. She is currently AMTA’s first Senior Fellow, and continues to lead our research efforts.

The Spring Distance Learning courses will be conducted via Zoom. Each class will meet for 3 hours once a week for 15 weeks. The classes will also require an addition 3 hours of homework each week.

To pay the non-refundable $75 fee, email Wendy at: Full payment or a $75 non-refundable deposit must be made by December 21st to secure your seat. You will be invoiced for the remainder to be paid in full by January 15, 2019.

Refund policy:
Workshop tuition costs and the deposit will be refunded 100% if the course is canceled.
A 50% refund be given for withdrawal from the course after January 15th until the course begins.
Once the course begins, no refund will be given.
Fees are processed in the United States.

If you would like to pay with Purchase Order (PO) from your school also email for invoice creation. The PO needs to be delivered by December 21st to save a class seat. Payment for the course by check is preferred.

Please contact with any additional questions.

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