Sign up now for Summer 2018 Workshops!

The best professional development bargain out there! Free housing, breakfast and lunch provided, inexpensive graduate credit and an opportunity to learn a time tested, inquiry based, student-centered pedagogy. Dates for both weeks: Week 1, July 23-27, 2018 and week 2, July 30 – August 3, 2018. Workshops run from 8 am – 5 pm. Fees are $800 for one… Continue reading Sign up now for Summer 2018 Workshops!

What is Modeling Instruction?

Modeling Instruction, under development since 1990 via the leadership of David Hestenes (Emeritus Professor of Physics, Arizona State University), corrects many weaknesses of the traditional lecture-demonstration method, including fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and persistence of naive beliefs about the physical world. Unlike the traditional approach, in which students wade through an endless stream of… Continue reading What is Modeling Instruction?

Graduate Credit being negotiated

The AMTA is negotiating a partnership with NEASC approved university for graduate education credits.   Previously costs were $125/ graduate education credit, three credits for each week’s workshop in biology, chemistry or physics curriculum, plus modest processing fees.  The grading rubric uses an online portfolio to evaluate daily participation in reading discussions, lab activities,  whiteboard presentations, reflections… Continue reading Graduate Credit being negotiated