Sign up now for Summer 2019 Workshops!

The best STEM professional development bargain out there! Free housing (if registered by June 1, hosted by local community members), 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 22-26, 2019 and week 2, July 29 – August 2, 2019. Workshops run… Continue reading Sign up now for Summer 2019 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 Education Credits

The American Modeling Teachers Association is partnering with Dominican University.   The costs $125/ graduate education credit, three credits for each week’s workshop in biology, chemistry or physics curriculum.  The grading rubric uses an online portfolio to evaluate daily participation in reading discussions, lab activities,  whiteboard presentations, reflections and final project.  Application Deadline is July 1.   FMI:… Continue reading Graduate Education Credits