Past Workshop

Introduction to Modeling Instruction

A one-week introduction to the principles of Modeling Instruction.

Electricity & Magnetism Modeling

Teachers will work through coherent model-centered materials for high school electricity and magnetism from a microscopic perspective to develop a deep understanding of content and how to teach it effectively.

Mechanics Modeling (NYS Regents aligned)

Learn a fantastic teaching method known as Modeling Instruction, and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in physics.

Incorporating Multiple Representations

Led by Zhanna Glazenburg Utilizing multiple representations helps students create a deeper and more thorough understanding of scientific concepts. When students build connections and explain their thinking using pictures, graphs, equations, and words they construct a much more profound understanding. Thus both Next Generation Science Standards and the redesigned College Board AP Biology, Chemistry &

“Can we have a group test?” Designing collaborative, active, alternative assessments for physics and chemistry classes

Led by​: Kelly O’Shea The Next Generation Science Standards require that students construct explanations and design solutions using scientific practices. Lab practicums are an engaging and effective way for students to demonstrate their understanding. At the same time, students often learn and work in groups, and scientists also work in teams. How can we design assessments

Chemistry: Teaching Matter via the Particle and Energy Model

Led by​: Tammy Gwara Come learn a fantastic approach to deepen your students understanding of core chemistry concepts – states of matter and energy. The workshop will focus on and utilize gas behavior activities to show how energy is involved in phase changes.  You will conduct and discuss experiments that you can utilize in your