Summer Modeling Workshop Opportunity

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Subject: National Science Education Leadership Association / 50 Modeling Workshops nationwide this summer: HS physics, chemistry, biology
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:08:37 -0700
From: JANE.JACKSON@ASU.EDU
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NSELA colleagues:
Please forward this to your high school science teachers, and also to listservs for science teachers in your state or area. — Jane Jackson, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Fifty Modeling Workshops in high school physics, chemistry,  physical science, and biology will be offered in summer 2013, in many states. Modeling Workshops are peer-led. Modeling Instruction is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Exemplary K-12 science program.

Some sites offer stipends, usually for in-state teachers.  Graduate credit is available at some sites. Pre-service teachers and TYC faculty are welcome too.

Biology Modeling Workshops that are open to teachers nationwide will be in
* Dallas Texas (June 5-21),
* near Chicago (June 17-28),
* southern New Jersey near Philadelphia PA (July 29-Aug. 16).

For information: http://modelinginstruction.org
Most workshops are described at http://www.ptec.org/pd .

EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESS:
* Modeling Instruction is of documented success in physics and chemistry. See also two accounts of success in 8th grade math and 9th grade integrated physics/algebra in high-poverty urban schools, at
http://modeling.asu.edu/SuccessStories_MI.htm

* The pcb sequence shows even better success than the bcp sequence; see Tim Burgess’ collection of research evidences at
http://home.comcast.net/~physicsfirst/site/?/page/Research%2FExperience/

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