Modeling Workshops at ASU (reminder for teachers)
Mansel A NelsonProgram CoordinatorTribal Environmental Education Outreach928-523-1275
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ASU Modeling Workshops in Physics and Chemistry.
Arizona State University in Tempe offers four Modeling Workshops (June 10-28, June 17-28, July 1-19) for high school physics, chemistry, and physical science teachers nationwide. This STEM program can lead to an interdisciplinary Master of Natural Science degree. Modeling Instruction is designated as an Exemplary K-12 science program and a Promising K-12 Educational Technology program by the U.S. Department of Education.
ASU resident tuition/registration is about $1750 for a 3-credit course. Non-degree registration is easy. Low-cost apartment & family housing can be arranged by Jane Jackson.
Degree-seeking teachers can apply for forgivable Stafford loans and TEACH grants, if they teach at a high-poverty school (usually Title I), thus making it a FREE master's degree!
Two-year-college faculty and pre-service teachers are welcome, too.
Suggested application deadline is May 10, to avoid an ASU late fee.
Details are at http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html .
All Arizona teachers can apply for a 1/2 tuition scholarship: download the application form at
(the MNS webpage), and submit it to Jane.Jackson@....
Questions? Reply to jane.jackson@...
Two summer sessions: June and July. ( 3 credits unless otherwise noted)
June 10-28: PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I
(modeling workshop/mechanics. Jeff Steinert. 8-3:30MTWTh. 8-12F)
June 10-28: PHS 594/PHY 494: Electricity for MIddle/Secondary Teachers
(CASTLE electricity. Bill Edelbrock. 8-3:30MTWTh. 8-12F)
June 17-28: CHM 594: Modeling Instruct in HS Chem II (2 credits)
(Brenda Royce of University HS in Fresno, CA. 8-3:30MTWTh. 8-12F)
July 1-19: CHM 594/CHM 480: Methods of Teaching Chemistry
/Modeling Instruction in HS Chem I
(Russ Shaffer & Levi Torrison, 8-3:30MTWTh. 8-12F at Carl Hayden HS, Phoenix)
OTHER GRADUATE COURSES (in JULY)
July 1-Aug 1: PHS 505/CHM598: Energy & the Environment (in grades 9 to 12)
(Cory Waxman. 3:30-6:20pm MTWTh at ASU-Tempe)
July 1-Aug 1: PHS 560: Light and Matter
(Robert Culbertson. 11:10-2:00pm MTWTh at ASU-Tempe)
Also: PHS 598: Leadership Workshop (1 credit):
(Jim Archambault. Friday afternoons in July at ASU-Tempe)
* Great chem workshop.
* It was, without a doubt, the single greatest professional development experience of my career.
* ASU's summer program is a national treasure!
* Thanks to taking physics modeling course work, I am highly qualified in physics.
* I learned more about teaching and physics this summer than in 5 years of college!
* I LOVE this program!
Modeling Workshops nationwide in high school physics, chemistry, and biology
(about 50 in 20 states) are described at
http://modelinginstruction.org and also at http://www.ptec.org/pd .