Organizing and Running Professional Development Workshops
Below are links to help you organize and run a workshop for professional development
in your school, school district, or in partnership with a local university.
Sample handout for participants:
what Modeling Instruction is, where to take a Modeling Workshop nationwide.
Documents for peer leaders of inservices or workshops that are:
less than 1 day
Larry Dukerich's 2.5 hour workshop on
density.(2008) Patty Blanton's outline for a workshop on
Analysis for Windows. Advice for
on Modeling Instruction.
outline for a 2-hour presentation to science educators (2003). Don Yost's constructivist workshops on area, volume, density, and buoyancy
for all K-16 teachers (2003, 2008).
Don Yost's workshops
Jamie Vesenka's 1.5 hour workshop on electric circuits (2008). description
Nicholas Park's half day workshop for K-12 science teachers, on density
Schober's half-day energy workshop: a model based
approach to energy instruction. Includes presentation slides (.pdf), handout,
sequence of energy labs, instructional sequence, example problems.
Larry Dukerich's 4-hour workshop on bonds
& the periodic table (2008)
Matt Greenwolfe's PowerPoint
for a 2- to 3-hour workshop called "What are your students thinking?"
on multiple representations in physics Modeling Instruction (2010).
1 day to 1 week
Hal Eastin's description of performance-based assessment
for physics teachers (view) at Glendale Union High School District. (2000; updated in 2008). pdf Note: Sadly, Hal died in spring 2019. He did so much for physics education! He was beloved by students. Kelli Gamez Warble's
1-week modeling workshop for all science and math
teachers in her rural high school. Kathy Malone's 1-week
on Scientific Thinking in Experimental Settings for
all science and math teachers in grades 8-12 (2006).
Mark Davids' 3-day "Physics
of Cellphones" modeling-friendly workshop (2009).
Longer than 1 week
Bob Baker's 8-day modeling
workshops for elementary school teachers in his district. Jim Stankevitz's series of 10-day workshops
for all high school science teachers in his district (2008)
. Most are suitable to fund school inservices. List of funding sources
(updated in 2010)
Documents for persons who want to seek funding and organize
a Modeling Workshop.
3-week Modeling Workshop in mechanics:
Sample proposal for "Improving
Teacher Quality" grant, daily calendar.
Sample proposal from a school district
to a foundation (budget of $30,000) (2010)
Budget for a low-cost Modeling Workshop ($15,500)
3-week Physical Science with Math Modeling Workshop (8th and 9th grade) Sample proposal for
ITQ grant (2004)
Design principles for physical science/math
workshop (by David Hestenes, 2008)
Multiple Modeling Workshops at one site
Sample proposal for ITQ grant (2006)
Sample proposal for
State Math-Science Partnership grant (by Matt Greenwolfe and Patty Blanton:
2008), 3-year budget,
Documents to use when organizing workshops.
Survey on teachers'
use of technology.
Survey on desired professional development
Reading list (2010) (from Kathy Harper,
Ph.D. in physics education research, Ohio State University)
Advanced Modeling Workshop on
curriculum development: (OSU syllabus 2010)
Documents to use in workshops
also the syllabi at http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html)
course expectations document for mechanics
Experiences surveys: as of 2012, they are administered by the
Modeling Teachers Assn Workshop evaluation forms: as of 2012, they are administered by the
Modeling Teachers Assn
Contact hour letter Implementation surveys (updated in 2014):
Documents for follow-up meetings
Chemistry: 2nd Saturday
Chemistry: 3rd Saturday
4 follow-up agendas and detailed description
Formative assessment form
last modified July 3, 2019
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