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 24-28, 2017 and week 2, July 31 – August 4, 2017. Workshops run from 8 am – 5 pm. Fees are $800 for one… Continue reading Sign up now for Summer 2017 Workshops!
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?
We are pleased to announce a partnership with Aurora University. Costs are $100/ graduate education credit, three credits for each week’s workshop in biology, chemistry or physics curriculum. Grading rubric will develop a portfolio that includes evaluation participation in reading discussions and lab activities, daily whiteboard presentations, daily reflections and final project.