You might find the information below interesting.
Feb. 1, 2005
Modeling Workshops in high school physics and/or physical science will be held in summer 2005 in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Pending funding, they will be held in Georgia, Kansas, and Virginia. Visit [url="http://modeling.asu.edu"]http://modeling.asu.edu[/url] for details.
Click on "Modeling Workshops Nationwide in Summer 2005".
Modeling Workshops are peer-led. Modeling Instruction is the only high school science program recognized by the U.S. Dept.of Education as EXEMPLARY.
Most teachers greatly value Modeling Instruction.
For example, Jane Nelson, Orlando, FL (Disney high school math/science awardee, Presidential science awardee) wrote: "In thirty years of teaching, nothing has impacted my teaching, since my first days of learning how to teach science in undergraduate school, like the ideas I've learned in modeling. It is the best idea to enter the teaching methods I have ever seen."
David Braunschweig, Madison, WI (retired; consultant for Vernier Software & Technology) wrote: "after the first year of teaching using the modeling method, I wished I had learned about modeling years ago."
High school physics teachers nationwide are invited to apply for FREE tuition, FREE apartment housing, and a stipend for these summer graduate courses at Arizona State University in Tempe (a suburb of Phoenix).
Modeling Workshops in mechanics (June 13-July 1 or July 5-29)
Modeling Workshop in chemistry (June 13-July 1) NEW!
Modeling Workshops in electricity (CASTLE, microscopic models)
Modeling Workshops in waves, light
Modeling Workshop in 9th grade phys sci (Jn13-July 1 or July 5-Aug2)
Energy & the Environment
Integrated Chemistry & Physics
Advanced Modeling Workshop
Teachers may want to enroll in these courses to earn credit towards re-certification, or to pursue an interdisciplinary Master of Natural Science degree (MNS). Take one course or many!
Each summer, 150 teachers (3/4 of whom don't have a degree in physics) participate. They express high satisfaction!
"I learned a tremendous amount and am all fired up to teach physics this fall!"
"I learned more about teaching and physics this summer than in 5 years of college!"
"I LOVE this program!"
Visit [url="http://modeling.asu.edu"]http://modeling.asu.edu[/url] and scroll down to "ASU's graduate program..." for details. Bookmark the website for future reference. Download the APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT. Don't delay! NSF funding for teachers is available in summer 2005, but not after that. (We have good family housing, by the way; & inexpensive!) Cheers, Jane Jackson
Jane Jackson, Co-Director, Modeling Instruction Program Box 871504, Dept.of Physics & Astronomy,ASU,Tempe,AZ 85287
"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember;
I do and I understand."