Fifty Modeling Workshops in high school physics, chemistry, and/or middle/high school physical science will be offered in summer 2012 at ~28 sites in ~20 states.
New locations! Albuquerque NM, New Orleans, New York City. Hurry!
Other Modeling Workshops that have openings: Tempe AZ (several), San Francisco Bay area (2), Chicago IL, Notre Dame IN, Kansas, southern Maine, Michigan, Winona MN (several), southern New Jersey (3 physics, 9 chemistry), Buffalo NY, Columbus OH (5), Bowling Green OH, central & northern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, South Dakota, Tennessee, Houston TX, and Oshkosh WI.
Teachers of pcb sequence lead Modeling Workshops in PA and TN.
Details: http://modeling.asu.edu/MW_nation.html , http://www.ptec.org/pd
Modeling Workshops are research-based and peer-led. Content is reorganized around basic models to increase its structural coherence. Participants are supplied with a complete set of course materials and work through activities alternately in roles of student or teacher, as they practice techniques of guided inquiry and cooperative learning.
Modeling Instruction is one of two K-12 science programs designated by the U.S. Department of Education as EXEMPLARY.
Graduate credit is available at most sites.
Stipends at some sites, usually for in-state teachers.
Bloggers laud Modeling Workshops. For example:
* Brian: http://noninertialteaching.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/but-modeling-instruction-works-better/