Arizona State University|Fall 2017
- PHY 494 is for undergraduates.
- PHS 534 is for in-service teachers and graduate students.
Dates: Aug. 22 to Dec. 5 (no class on Oct. 10: fall break at ASU)
Location: Physical Sciences Center, H-wing, room 355 (PS-H355)
Instructor: Kelli Gamez Warble, a long-time high school physics and math teacher.
Contact Jane Jackson at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to start the registration process.
PHS534/PHY494 focuses on matter and energy; inquiry process and nature of science.
No textbook. Course materials cost $25.
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- I’m a better teacher after modeling, I like my job more, I feel the kids walk away with real transferable skills.
- It moves students in the direction of being independent learners, and it puts the responsibility for learning where it belongs – on the students.
The Modeling program is the only one I have found that is truly grounded in how students learn and attacks head-on the misconceptions students have.
It is the finest example of constructivist teaching in the U.S. It has changed my life and the way I teach.
A 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.”