Modeling Workshops in Summer 2013, etc. are listed at the AMTA website and at the PTEC website, where workshop organizers update their own information.

Modeling Workshops for Summer 2012

Introduction
Modeling Workshops are listed alphabetically by state. Most are three-week summer workshops that thoroughly treat the pedagogy and content for the mechanics portion of a physics course or first semester chemistry content. Content is reorganized around basic models to increase its structural coherence. Participants are supplied with a complete set of course materials and work through activities alternately in the roles of student or teacher, as they practice techniques of guided inquiry and cooperative learning. Teachers receive stipends and/or tuition waivers, instructional materials, sometimes free housing, etc., at most workshops. (State funded workshops provide these only for in-state teachers.) Generally, workshops use whatever probes and interfaces are available at the site.

*Most teachers need at least three weeks of immersion in a Modeling Workshop to begin to transform their teaching, for Modeling Instruction is a complex innovation. Academic year follow-up support can be a partial substitute, as can multiple workshops in two or three successive summers.

Workshop overview and sample instructional materials.
Workshop syllabi and daily calendar (examples).

Details about most Modeling Workshops nationwide are also at the PTEC website. Workshop organizers update their own information there, so it might be more current than here.

Ask Your School District to Pay
School District "No Child Left Behind" funds (NCLB or ESEA Title II-A) can be used for "professional development activities that improve the knowledge of teachers ... in:
(a) Content knowledge. Providing training in one or more of the core academic subjects that the teachers teach; and
(b) Classroom practices. Providing training to improve teaching practices and student academic achievement through effective instructional strategies, methods, and skills ..."

Modeling Instruction meets the NCLB requirement of "high quality professional development that is based on scientifically-based research."

Charter school teachers and private school teachers are eligible for Title II-A funds through a local education agency (LEA).

Also, "Title II, Part A funds may be used to purchase materials and supplies used in professional development activities, including the materials (such as graphing calculators) that a teacher will need in order to apply the professional development in a classroom setting..." Title II funds may be used to assist teachers in meeting state certification requirements, e.g., by paying for the costs of additional required courses.

Title II-A funds are FEDERAL, and they are stable each year. Next year's funds start on July 1, and you can ask for those funds to pay for modeling workshops that start after June 30.

Your principal is the person to ask; he/she can contact your district Title II Coordinator and request them. Be courteous; if modeling workshops are NOT in your district's yearly plan (submitted to the State Department of Education), then you can be denied those funds -- in which case you need to get involved in deciding the use of Title II-A funds each year.

We encourage you to download this NCLB guide and give it to your administrator to support your request. The bottom line is: you are probably eligible for NCLB funds, and we suggest that you ask your school or district, at minimum, for financial support for a Modeling Workshop using your local Title II funds. We suggest $1000 as a reasonable amount for teachers to request.

Click here to download a sample grant proposal that should help you obtain funding from your district.

A Modeling Workshop can be an excellent investment for your school because you can become a valuable resource for teaching science effectively with technology!

Get involved in your LEA's needs assessment and plan, for your long-term benefit.
Note: NLCB (formally called ESEA) might be reauthorized by the U.S. Congress in 2011.

If you need to apply for a grant outside your school, download a list of funding sources (updated in 2010).
How to locate and seek financial support from a community service organization.

Ask your school district to offer a Modeling Workshop. Give this informational document to your science coordinator or staff developer.

ARIZONA (Funded by The Boeing Company and Salt River Project in 2012)
Arizona State University
- Tempe

As of May 10, each workshop has openings.
Four workshops for high school and middle school teachers nationwide. TYC faculty and pre-service teachers are welcome, too.

PHS 530: Methods of Physics Teaching I - Modeling Workshop in mechanics. June 11-29, 2012. Jeff Steinert & Kelli Gamez Warble, leaders
PHS 531: Electricity & Magnetism. June 11-29. Michael Crofton, leader
CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in High School Chemistry I: (July 2-20). Russ Shaffer & Levi Torrison, leaders
PHS 594: Modeling Instruction in Physical Science II: motion, force, intro chem, (June 11-29). Pat Burr & Lee Rodgers, leaders

Contact Jane Jackson, 480-965-8438, or visit ASU Graduate Program for High School Teachers website.
We are committed to win-win situations. Call Jane for advice on keeping costs low.
We can help with housing (private room, semi-private bath in furnished apartment near campus; family housing too).

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

CALIFORNIA (2012)
Carondelet High School (East Bay)
As of May 10, the workshop has openings.
For teachers nationwide of physics, physical science, and math.
Dates: June 18-29, Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00 (4 optional Saturdays during school year)
Content: mechanics
Peer Leaders: Don Yost, Lee Trampleasure                     

Cost: $150
Optional graduate credit: tuition is only $216 (a bargain!)
Housing available.
Description and application form at http://ncnaapt.org/modeling
Contact: Lee Trampleasure 510-859-8533 Lee@trampleasure.net

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

FLORIDA (funded by the National Science Foundation in 2012)
Florida International University, Miami

Two modeling workshops open to high school teachers nationwide.
The mechanics workshop is a prerequisite to the 2nd semester workshop.

Dates: July 2-20, 2012
Peer leaders:
     Mechanics: Jon Anderson of Minnesota: Univ. of Minn TIR
                        Chris Doscher of South Miami HS
     Waves/light: David Kirkpatrick of Miami Coral Park HS

Local teachers have priority, then Florida teachers, then teachers nationwide.
$1400 stipend ($100 per day)
Contact David Jones djones@fiu.edu 305-348-4881 for details.
Info at http://modeling.fiu.edu
On-campus housing available for $40 per day (linens included)

Apply here. Application deadline is May 15.

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

ILLINOIS (2012)
University of Illinois at Chicago
As of May 10, the workshop has openings.
Dates: July 23-August 3, 2012
Location: University of Illinois - Chicago
Content: mechanics
Instructor and peer leader: Jim Stankevitz
Tuition: $448 for 1 graduate credit hour, $1,792 for 4 graduate credit hours
Optional follow-up meetings during the school year.

Contact: oce@uic.edu
Register at https://www.oce.uic.edu/oce/ocepublic/courses/default.asp
or directly here
Campus housing is available: contact Jim Stankevitz JimStanke@comcast.net or oce@uic.edu, 312-996-8025 or 800-453-3728

Pending: PHYS 494 Special Topics in Physics Teaching
Fall Semester 2012 (W 5:00PM-8:00PM)
Content: methods with emphasis on Modeling

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

ILLINOIS (school funding in 2012)
Wheaton-Warrenville South High School
FULL, as of April 16!
Dates: June 11-22, 2012
Location: Wheaton-Warrenville South High school
Content: 1st semester chemistry
Peer leader: Phil Culcasi
Cost: $100
Housing: 30 motels are within 10 miles. Please make your own arrangements.
Contact Phil Culcasi: PCulcasi@cusd200.org 630-784-7071 for info or to register

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

INDIANA (received state funding in 2012)
As of April 27, 2012, each workshop has openings.
Two intermediate chemistry Modeling Workshops for Indiana high school science teachers.
Prerequisite is a week-long Modeling Workshop in chemistry.

Dates: June 18-29, 2012
Peer leaders: Levi Torrison and Ben Buehler
Locatio: University High School in Indianapolis

Dates: July 9-20, 2012
Peer leader: Ben Buehler
Location: University of Notre Dame (South Bend)

Contact: Dr. Gordon Berry hgBerry@nd.edu
Description and application form at http://www.nd.edu/~nismec/nismec11.htm

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

IOWA (no information as of March 2012)
University of Northern Iowa
For Iowa teachers only.
Dates:
PRISMS PLUS and intro to some components of Modeling Instruction
Leaders: Les Burns, Larry Escalada

IOWA (Carver Charitable Trust funding in 2012)
University of Iowa, Iowa City
FULL, as of April 16!
For physics and physical science teachers in Iowa.
Dates: June 11-29, 2012
Content: mechanics
Peer leader: Mr. Shannon McLaughlin (Norwalk HS), assisted by Brad Jacobson (Johnston HS)

Stipend of approximately $2250 for Iowa teachers. Free dorm housing.
Out of state teachers participate at their own expense if space is available.
Optional graduate credit.

Information & application: http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/news/modelingworkshop.html
First application deadline is March 19, 2012.

Contact: Mr. Shannon McLaughlin SMcLaughlin@norwalk.K12.ia.us
Cell: 515-238-6570, Home: 515-981-1008

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

KANSAS (funded in 2012 from the Kansas Board of Regents Improving Teacher Quality Program)

As of April 27, 2012, each workshop has openings.
TWO workshops in physical science with math modeling for middle school teachers in Kansas.
Out-of-state teachers can attend at low cost if space is available.

Dates: June 4-14, 2012
Locations: Fort Hays State University, Pittsburgh State University
Peer leaders: Earl Legleiter, Paul Adams, others to be determined
Stipend
Graduate credit available for 3 credit hours.
Information and application.

For both workshops, contact Earl Legleiter elegleiter@hotmail.com 720-482-8695 and Paul Adams pAdams@fhsu.edu 785-628-4538
Dormitory housing available.
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

LOUISIANA (New Orleans, school district funding in 2012)

As of May 10, teach workshop has openings.
Two workshops for high school teachers nationwide. Low-cost!

Dates: July 9-20, 2012
Content: kinematics and dynamics
Peer leader: Kathy Malone, PhD, of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA
Location: Ben Franklin High School, on University of New Orleans Campus
                2001 Leon C Simon Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122 (8:30-3:30 MTWThF)

Dates: July 9-20, 2012
Content: chemistry
Peer leader: Phil Root, of Chandler High School in Arizona
Location: Ben Franklin HS (8:30-3:30 MTWThF)

Download flier
For questions, please email: admin@core4kids.org
Stipends for high school teachers in certain local school districts (parishes)..
Low-cost housing available: download flier
Deadline is May 31.

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

MAINE (2012)
Kennebunk (1.5 hours from Boston, Massachusetts)

As of May 10, 2012, each workshop has openings.
Two workshops for high school teachers nationwide.
Teachers can attend first week or both weeks(preferred).

Dates: July 30-Aug 10, 2012
Content: 1st semester chemistry
Peer Leader: Tom Pfeiffer. Director: James Vesenka
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: First Parish UU Church, Kennebunk, Maine.
Cost: $1250 for two weeks (includes lunches).
Graduate credit pending
Local hotels or FREE housing with church members

Dates: August 6-10, 2012
Content: kinematics and dynamics
Peer Leader: Mike Waters

Contact James Vesenka jvesenka@gmail.com 207-749-7913
URL: http://www.uukennebunk.org/ Click on Summer Modeling Workshop

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

MICHIGAN (funded in 2012 by the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education)
Detroit/Ann Arbor region

Michigan teachers have priority, but out-of-state teachers can participate if space is available.

TENTATIVE Dates: June 20-July 12, 2012 (no class July 4, 5, or 6)
Content: mechanics
Peer leaders: Don Pata, Laura Ritter
Location: Royal Oak: Oakland Technical Center
Cost: TBD (Participants can get graduate credits or CEUs for an additional fee)
Contact Laura Ritter LRitter77@gmail.com 734-649-7039

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

MICHIGAN (2012)
Eastern Michigan University

As of April 27, 2012, the workshop has openings.
Dates: July 16 - Aug. 3 (MWF 8:30 - 3:30; TTh 1-6 pm)
Content: mechanics
Peer leaders: Laura Ritter, Bryan Battaglia
A graduate course (3 semester hours), but can also be taken at low cost for non-credit.
Eastern Michigan University is in Ypsilanti, just east of Ann Arbor.

Download flier
Contact: Beth Kubitskey MKubitske1@EMich.edu

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

MINNESOTA (2012)
Winona State University (2 hours from Minneapolis)

As of May 10, 2012, the workshop has openings.
For physics and physical science teachers nationwide, including community college faculty and pre-service teachers. Teachers can attend both weeks (preferred!) or either week, but novice modelers must start with Week 1.

Dates: July 16-20 and July 23-27, 2012 (two consecutive workshops)
Content: introductory mechanics
Peer leader: Eric Gettrust
Cost: $225 for first week, $425 for 2nd week
Dorm housing is available for $25/night.
Optional graduate credit

Contact: Dr. Nathan Moore NMoore@winona.edu (507) 457-5611

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

NEBRASKA (2012)
Omaha
Cancelled, as of April 23
Content: mechanics
Contact: Judy Stucky JStucky@westside66.org

NEW JERSEY (funded in 2012 by The Boeing Company)

As of April 16, 2012, each workshop has openings, but the biology workshop is almost full.
Three FREE workshops for high school science teachers nationwide.

South Jersey Modeling Physics Institute
Dates: June 25-July 13, 2012 (physics, chemistry).
           June 20-July 6, 2012 (biology)
Location: Clearview Regional High School, Mullica Hill, NJ (20 miles south of Philadelphia)
Content: mechanics (Doug Vallette)
              chemistry (Jim Navins and Maureen Blong Huhman)
              biology (Angela Gard)
Contact: Ron Antinori AntinoriRo@ClearviewRegional.edu, science supervisor, 856-223-2747
Information & application: http://www.clearviewregional.edu/highschool/Departments/Science/tabid/131/Default.aspx
Download application and brochure.
Housing is available at nearby Rowan University for about $600

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling



NEW MEXICO (funded in 2012 by Conoco-Phillips)
Albuquerque

As of May 14, 2012, the workshop has openings.
A FREE workshop for physics and physical science teachers nationwide. .
June 11-29, 2012
Content: mechanics
Peer leader: Richard McNamara. Rich has led mechanics Modeling Workshops for 10 years!
Each teacher is given $400 worth of materials, including $250 of lab supplies.
Stipends of $750 or tuition for graduate credit for up to 10 teachers.
Low-cost housing available.
Optional graduate credit at University of New Mexico.
Weather is pleasant and dry in June!
Contact: Jeff Saul: 954-665-5373, SaulJ@me.com
Apply Here
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling



NEW YORK (organized by PhysicsTeachersNYC, an affiliate of the American Modeling Teachers Association -- AMTA)
Columbia Teachers College is the workshop host.

As of May 10, 2012, the workshop has openings.
For teachers of physics, physical science, and all other sciences nationwide.
July 9-27, 2012
Content: mechanics
Peer leader: Mark Schober. Mark teaches physics and chemistry at Trinity School in NYC. He is President of the AMTA.

Cost: $450
Optional graduate credit at extra cost.
Apply here
Contact Fernand Brunschwig for housing suggestions and logistics.

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling



NEW YORK
SUNY-Buffalo State College (2012)

PHY620 (6cr): Modeling Mechanics
Dates: July 23-August 10, 2012
Peer leaders: Dr. Luanna Gomez, Phil Coburn, & Craig Uhrich

PHY622 (6cr): Modeling E&M with supplements (microscopic charge models of matter)
Dates: July 23-August 10, 2012
Peer leaders: Dr. Dan MacIsaac, Larry Hiller, and Dave Doty

Cost is $2245 for NY residents; $3595 out-of-state
Limited scholarship funds available
low-cost on campus housing is available
contracts and registration details available at http://www.buffalostate.edu/physics/x711.xml

Contact Dan MacIsaac, 716-878-3802
Follow this link for MSEd-Physics Courses for Spring & Summer

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling



NEW YORK/PENNSYLVANIA (funded by Corning Incorporated in 2012)
Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA

(As of April 16, 2012, each workshop has openings, but the chemistry workshop is almost full.)
Applications are accepted through May 15, if space is available.
Two FREE workshops for teachers nationwide:
July 9-27, 2012
(8:00-4:00 Mon-Thu, 8:00-12:00 Fri)
Content: mechanics, chemistry
Peer leaders: Mr. Jess Dykes of Ridley High School near Philadelphia (physics)
                     Tammy Gwara of Desert Ridge High School in Arizona (chemistry)

[Plan ahead! In July 2013, ONLY advanced Modeling Workshops will be held, in curriculum development in your choice of physics or chemistry. Peer leaders will be Kathy Harper of The Ohio State University (physics) and Brenda Royce of University High School in Fresno, CA (chemistry). 2013 will probably be the last year of Modeling Workshops at this site, because all teachers in the region will have been served.]

Free lunch every day.
Support sessions (October 15-16 and March 18-19) are optional for participants more than 2 hours drive from Mansfield and mandatory for participants who live closer. Support session fees are paid by participants' school districts ($350 total).

Four graduate credits (optional) for the summer workshop.
(In 2011, tuition was $1880 for Pennsylvania residents; $2808 for out-of-state)

Housing is in brand-new air-conditioned dorm; cost $154 per week.
Airport at Elmira, NY is 45 miles away. To arrange group transportation, contact Greg Carson.

The informational flier is at http://mansfield.edu/chemistry-physics/media/files/modeling-flier.pdf
The application is at http://mansfield.edu/chemistry-physics/media/files/modeling-application.pdf
Contact: Dr. Greg Carson GCarson@mansfield.edu 570-662-4548

child care at Mansfield University ($27/day ages 1-2; $25/day ages 3-5 in 2010)
For older children, Mansfield University summer camps

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

NORTH CAROLINA (funded in 2012 by a state Math-Science Partnership grant)

FULL, as of April 16, with a waiting list.
Workshops for North Carolina teachers only
Dates: July 9-26, 2012

Content (three workshops): chemistry; physics; biology
Tentative peer leaders: Mike Turner, Matt Greenwolfe (physics)
              Janet Wells, David Farabee (chemistry)
              Angela Gard (biology)
Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Contact Scott Ragan, 919-515-5610; Patty Blanton
Info can be found here: http://www.science-house.org/index.php/modeling-institutes

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

OHIO (funded in 2012 from Ohio Board of Regents' Improving Teacher Quality Program)
The Ohio State University

As of April 16, 2012, each workshop has openings, but the first chemistry workshop is almost full.
Three workshops for Ohio high school teachers.
Teachers from out-of-state are only eligible if spaces are still available at the beginning of June.
Applications from Ohio teachers are accepted until mid-May, if space is still available.

June 11-29, 2012
Content: (3 separate workshops) mechanics, chemistry, second-year physics & chemistry topics chosen by participants
Location: New Albany High School (northeast of Columbus)
Peer leaders:
Doug Forrest, Mary Battershell Whalen, Kathy Harper (mechanics)
Liz Emmer, Tammy Gwara, Ted Clark (chemistry)
Rick Jacox, Heidi Jackman Kresge, (curriculum development in second-semester physics & chemistry content)

Participants will receive 4 (semester) graduate credits in physics from Ohio State University and free lunch each day, in addition to workshop and classroom materials and equipment. Some housing funds available.
Contact Kathy Harper harper.217@osu.edu to apply. (614) 688-7538.

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

OHIO (funded in 2012 from Ohio Board of Regents ITQ Program)
Bowling Green State University

For Ohio high school teachers.
Teachers from out-of-state are only eligible if spaces are still available at the beginning of June.

July 23-August 3, 2012 (+6 evening follow-up meetings in school year)
Content: 1 week mechanics followed by 1 week chemistry
Peer leaders: Nate Ash (physics), Mary Kate Hafemann (chemistry)
Free workshop. 4 graduate credits at no cost. $300 stipend and $350 worth of classroom materials

Contact: Prof. John Laird Laird@bgsu.edu 419-372-7244
Application is at http://cosmos.bgsu.edu/stamps

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

PENNSYLVANIA - (received funding 2012)
Annville (near Harrisburg)

Two workshops for high school science teachers nationwide.
Priority for IU13 & other regional teachers. Long-distance teachers can apply after March 31 if space is available.

Dates: Aug. 13-17 and 4 or 5 Saturday follow-up meetings in fall semester.
Location: Lebanon Valley College, Annville (20 miles east of Harrisburg, the capital)
Content: modeling physics (mechanics) and modeling chemistry
Leaders: Ray Howanski (chemistry), Jess Dykes (physics)
Cost: TBD
Graduate credit available at extra cost.

Contact: Amanda Paveglio Amanda_Paveglio@IU13.org 717-606-1674
Harrisburg has a jet airport. The area is beautiful! -- Amish country.

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

PENNSYLVANIA (school district funding in 2012)
Ridley High School, near Philadelphia

As of May 10, the workshop has openings.
For high school chemistry, biology, & general science teachers nationwide.

Dates: July 30-Aug 10
Content: Chemistry (1st semester selections)
Peer leader: Larry Dukerich. Larry led development of chemistry Modeling Instruction workshops and resources.
Cost: $500
Ridley High School is 5 minutes from the Philadelphia airport.
For housing suggestions, ask Ray Howanski.
Contact: Ray Howanski RHowanski@RidleySD.org

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

PENNSYLVANIA/NEW YORK
Mansfield State University (see New York -- above, for 2012 listing)

SOUTH DAKOTA (funded in 2012 by an ESEA Title II"Improving Teacher Quality" grant)

(As of April 16, 2012, the workshop has openings.)
For South Dakota teachers (novice and experienced modelers).
Out-of-state teachers can attend at their own expense.

Dates: June 17-22, 2012
Peer leader: Rose Emanuel
Content: particle model of light
Location: Black Hills State University in Spearfish

Contact: Prof. Andy Johnson andyjohnson@bhsu.edu 605-642-6508
Download flier
Information and application: http://camse.bhsu.edu/

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

TENNESSEE (Funded in 2012 by a state Math & Science Partnerships grant to Middle TN State University)
Tennessee's High School STEM Redesign project, incorporating Physics First.


At Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro

Three 2-week workshops open to high school teachers nationwide. First priority to Tennessee teachers.
Registration deadline is June.

Dates: June 18 - 29, 2012
Content: mechanics for grade 9 (no prerequisite)
Peer leader: Rex Rice, of Clayton High School in Missouri

Dates:June 18 - 29
Content: 10th grade chemistry (1st semester content)
Peer leaders: Dennis Glass, of Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, AL

Dates: June 18 - 29
Content: Biology
Peer leader: Derek Wagler, of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA

Peer leaders teach in high schools that have the inverted sequence (pcb).

Cost: probably around $275 (barely covers materials and meals)
Contact: Amy Phelps AJPhelps@mtsu.edu 615-898-2077

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

TEXAS (2012: school funding)

As of May 10, the workshop has openings.
For high school science and math teachers nationwide.
Teachers who have taken a two-week mechanics workshop are welcome to take only week three this year.

Dates: June 11-28, 2012, MTWTh only
Peer leaders: Nicholas Park, Maikel Garcia
Location: Carl Wunsche Sr High School, Spring ISD, Spring 77373
Cost: $375 for 1 week, $515 for 2 weeks, $595 for 3 weeks
Contact: Maikel Garcia mgarcia@springISD.org 972-628-5636
Information and application: http://sites.google.com/a/springisd.org/modeling-workshop
Download flier

*See Introduction
Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

WASHINGTON (2012)
Seattle Pacific University

For physics teachers nationwide. Priority for teachers in Washington State.
Dates: TBD
Content: mechanics
Peer leader:
Location: Seattle Pacific University
Cost: TBD
Contact: Laura Mendes MendeL@spu.edu
Website: http://www.spu.edu/depts/physics/teachers.asp

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

WISCONSIN (2012)
University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

1. June 11-Aug 3, 2012 (Mondays only: 8am -1:30pm)
Course title: Waves and Fields for Teachers (5 graduate credits)
Content: simple harmonic oscillator, mechanical waves, simple pendulum, reflection, interference
Leaders: Ed Wyrembeck (Howards Grove High School), Mark Lattery (UW Oshkosh)

2. June 11-Aug 3, 2012 (Tuesdays only: 8am - 1:30pm)
Course title: Optics for Teachers (5 graduate credits)
Content: light refraction, lenses, mirrors, diffraction, polarization
Leaders: Jeff Elmer (Oshkosh North High School), Mark Lattery (UW Oshkosh)

3. June 11-Aug 3, 2011 (Wednesdays only: 8am-1:30pm)
Course title: Classical Mechanics for Teachers (5 graduate credits)
Content: kinematics, dynamics, projectile motion, work, energy, collisions
Leaders: Scott Hertting (Neenah High School), Mark Lattery (UW Oshkosh)

UW Oshkosh has provided modeling instruction for teachers for 9 years

Tuition for all teachers (in-state or out-of-state) is $340 per credit in 2011; auditing cost is even lower.
All courses provide in-depth training in the modeling method and classroom technology

Contact: Mark Lattery Lattery@UWosh.edu
For information, including the MSE in Secondary Science Education program, visit http://planck.phys.uwosh.edu/lattery/mse/mse.htm
See flier.

Each workshop is also described at http://www.ptec.org/pd/?set=Modeling

WISCONSIN
University of Wisconsin - River Falls

No workshops in 2011 or 2012.

Content: quantitative data analysis and kinematics (2 graduate credits). Phys 789
Peer leader: Eric Gettrust, Madison West High School, Madison WI, EGettrust@madison.k12.wi.us
For information: http://www.uwrf.edu/physics, Click on "courses"
Contact: Dr. Eileen Korenic eileen.korenic@uwrf.edu 715-425-3560

*See Introduction.

QUOTES BY TEACHERS:

I am continually amazed at how the modeling method manages to give students
1) the opportunity to confront their misconceptions about physics head on,
2) the ability to analyze their data in an in-depth, consistent way in order to construct appropriate models, and
3) the skill and confidence needed to interpret their results (as well as others') in a scientifically critical way.
(Jim Stankevitz, Wheaton, IL)

An important objective of education is to move students along the road towards self-suffiency. I feel that the modeling method does this better than anything else I have seen.
(Louis Turner, Massachusetts - formerly Ohio)

The project gives the teacher the knowledge and practice needed to develop or adapt other materials to the modeling method. The teacher is not restricted to particular topics or materials from the workshops because the modeling method is a WAY to teach, not an independent topic to teach.
(Art Woodruff, Sanford, FL)

It is the finest example of constructivist teaching in the U.S. It has changed my life and the way I teach.
(Don Yost, near Sacramento)

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