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3243Fwd: [tchrs] Take ASU CHEMISTRY MODELING WORKSHOP, July 7-25 in Phoenix

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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Mar 28, 2014
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      Mansel A Nelson
      Senior Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education 
      Institute for Tribal Env Prof
      Northern Arizona University

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      From: Jane Jackson <jane.jackson@...>
      Date: March 28, 2014 at 12:23:38 AM MST
      To: <TCHRS@...>, <AZSELA@...>
      Subject: [tchrs] Take ASU CHEMISTRY MODELING WORKSHOP, July 7-25 in Phoenix
      Reply-To: Jane Jackson <jane.jackson@...>

      Colleagues: will you please forward to appropriate teachers? Consider recommending this workshop to new hires in chemistry, and to biology teachers who are likely to teach chemistry.  -- Jane Jackson

      You're invited! our ASU Chemistry modeling workshop, July 7-25 in SW Phoenix.

      *  Partial ASU tuition scholarships.  Download an application form to apply for a scholarship &/or reserve a seat for noncredit, at
      Course info: http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html .
      Questions? jane.jackson@...  480-314-1522

      Low-cost housing can be arranged for long-distance teachers.
      Beautiful low-cost family housing in Scottsdale, 7 miles north of campus.

      Jane Jackson

      CHM 594/CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in High School Chemistry (3 credits)
       July 7-25, 2014 at Carl Hayden HS,  33rd Ave. near I-10 in Phoenix.
       8 - 3:30 MTWTh, 8-noon F
       Instructor: Russ Shaffer. Co-leader: Dr. Levi Torrison

      Description: The workshop focuses on core concepts (first semester +) in high school chemistry and how to address them from a model-centered perspective.

      (An advanced workshop, taught by Larry Dukerich at ASU in Tempe in 2015, addresses 2nd semester concepts.)

      Prerequisites: In-service or pre-service teacher of chemistry or physics, or instructor approval.

      Course objectives: The emphasis is on plans and techniques for helping students to learn concepts in chemistry from the perspective of systematically developed particle models for matter.  Instructional strategies include a coherent approach to the role of energy in physical and chemical change.

      Course plan: Participants are introduced to principles of Modeling Instruction, then learn how organizing a chemistry course around a series of particle models of increasing complexity can make the experience more coherent to students. They are given tested instructional materials for the eight units that we consider the core of a high school chemistry course, and they work through activities alternately in roles of student or teacher. They practice Socratic questioning techniques necessary to promote meaningful classroom discourse. All 8 scientific practices of NGSS are addressed.

      Course content:
      I       Particulate structure of matter
             Macroscopic vs microscopic descriptions. compounds, elements and mixtures.
             Explanation of (observed) macroscopic properties using microscopic models.
             Systematic explanation of details with models of increasing complexity.
             Macroscopic evidence for microscopic structure (ionic vs molecular substances).

      II      Energy and Kinetic Molecular Theory
             Visualizable models (macroscopic analogs) for solids, liquids and gases.
             Energy storage modes and transfer mechanisms.
             Role of energy in phase change.
             Distinction between heat and temperature.

      III     Stoichiometry
             The mole concept - relating how much to how many.
             Using equations to represent chemical change.
             Non-algorithmic approaches to chemical calculations.

      IV. Energy and chemical change
             Attractions vs chemical bonds.
             Chemical energy, thermal energy and H.

      V.      Na├»ve conceptions about matter and interactions

      Suggested resources and readings (prior to the workshop):
      *  Modeling Instruction: An Effective Model for Science Education. J. Jackson, L. Dukerich, D. Hestenes. The Science Educator 17 (1), Spring 2008.
      Online in pdf at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html and at

      *  Cognitive Resources for Understanding Energy, by Gregg Swackhamer
      Pre-publication (2003).  http://modeling.asu.edu/CognitiveResources-Energy.pdf

      *  Any of the CHEM-Study high school curricula, e.g.
      Chemistry: J Dudley Herron, David Frank, et al, D.C. Heath, 1993. ISBN 0-669-20367-X
      Chemistry: Experimental Foundations (3rd ed). Robert W. Parry, Herb Bassow,
       Phyliss Merrill, and Robert L. Tellefsen. Prentice Hall, 1982. ISBN 0-13-129254-4.

      Jane Jackson, Co-Director, Modeling Instruction Program
      Box 871504, Dept.of Physics, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287
      480-965-8438/fax:965-7565 http://modeling.asu.edu
        For 23 years, Modeling Instruction has helped teachers attain knowledge and skills needed to benefit their students. Modeling Instruction is designated as an Exemplary K-12 science program by the U.S. Department of Education. The American Physical Society is recognizing it with the 2014 Excellence in Physics Education Award.
        The American Modeling Teachers Assn (AMTA) is expanding the work: http://modelinginstruction.org . AMTA is a 100Kin10 Partner.