Modeling teachers are often asked how well Modeling Instruction aligns with the NGSS Science & Engineering Practices. A group of modelers worked on such a document and now it’s ready for members to download. We hope it proves helpful to Modeling teachers in their discussions with curriculum directors and other teachers.
Modeler Tim Burgess’ team of physics students took top honors in the University of Alabama High School Physics Competition again this year. Tim made a deal with the team that, if they won, he would shave his head. He had to do that, two years in a row, because the team won. Read about it at http://drburgess.blogspot.com/2014/02/
Check out our grant competition by clicking the “Research” tab. AMTA will award up to $20,000 this year in grants of $1-5000 to individuals or groups of teachers or researchers who produce publishable research on Modeling Instruction.
Excerpt from ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub
By Gerri St. Clair, Chemistry Teacher, Sullivan South High School, Kingsport, TN
Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry
I have taught Chemistry at Sullivan South High School for 20+ years and nothing has changed my style of teaching more than attending the Modeling Chemistry workshops for 10 days each in June 2012 and June 2013 at East Tennessee State University. Continue reading “Modeling Instruction has changed the way I teach chemistry”