**This section is FULL**
Dates: June 15 to July 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 3:00pm (EDT)
Leaders: Erica Posthuma and Ryan Bruick
Cost: $750 for 3-week course.
*Optional – up to 3 graduate-level credits available for $79/hour from University of the Pacific
*Membership – new teachers to Modeling can join AMTA for $25 and current members can renew for $50 (regular membership is $75)
Course registration: https://www.eweblife.com/prm/AMTA/rsvp-signup/apply?record=1490
Refund and Cancellation Policy
A participant who must withdraw from a course is eligible for a refund (based on the start date of the course):
· 100% refund if the request is made 14 days before the first meeting
· 50% refund if the request is 7-13 days before the first meeting
· No refund if less than 7 days before the first meeting
If AMTA cancels a course due to low enrollment, all participants will receive a full refund.
Course Description: Introduction to Modeling Instruction in Chemistry
Chemistry teachers will participate in 45 hours of online training in Modeling Instruction in Chemistry. The course will focus on an evidence-based constructivist approach to chemical education where participants will learn how to leverage Modeling Instruction in the classroom to improve student understanding of chemical concepts. Topics addressed in this course will include: the particle nature of matter, energy, the mole concept, chemical change, bonding, and stoichiometry. Participants will engage with lab experiences, whiteboards, and socratic dialogs using a Zoom virtual classroom.
Throughout the course, teachers will be asked to reflect on their practice and how they might apply the techniques they have learned in the course to their own classes. All materials (including videos of labs and demos) used in the course will be provided to the participants to use in their (virtual or traditional) classrooms.