Trinity Episcopal School
Charlotte, NC 28202
>From: David Chottiner <DCHOTTINER@SHADYSIDEACADEMY.ORG>
>Sent: Jan 25, 2010 3:03 PM
>Subject: Science Modeling Summer Teacher Workshops at Shady Side Academy
>Dear Science Teachers, Math Teachers, and Directors of Curriculum,
>Shady Side Academy continues to be a national center for scientific
>modeling instruction. For years, teachers have traveled from around the
>world to our suburban Pittsburgh campus in order to take part in our
>innovative, informative and exciting offerings. In 2010, we are running
>five different workshops over two weeks in June. These include:
>Modeling Instruction in Freshman Physics: Constant Acceleration and
>Forces (algebra-based) - June 14th - June 18th
>Modeling Instruction in Advanced Physics: Energy and Momentum
>(trig-based) June 21st - June 25th
>Modeling Instruction in Chemistry - June 14th - June 18th
>Modeling Instruction in Biology for Beginners - June 14th - June 18th
>Modeling Instruction in Biology for Intermediates June 21st - June
>9:00am 4:30pm, daily (Friday Session: 9:00am-1pm)
>Early registration is encouraged. The costs is $595 per person.
>Additional teachers from the same school district or PAISTA school
>teachers receive a 10% discount. School districts or independent schools
>that send more than two teachers can request a group rate. Workshop fee
>includes handouts, materials, daily snacks, lunch, and entertainment.
>Act 48 Credit is available. Various overnight accommodations are
>For more information, or to register, check out our website at
>www.shadysideacademy.org/workshops . On the online registration, you
>can identify which workshops interest you, as well as possible discounts
>and lodging offers you might want to explore. Best of all, payment is
>not required in order to register! You can also
>firstname.lastname@example.org call 412-968-3160 with
>questions. I have also added more information about the courses below.
>We are looking forward to seeing many of you back at SSA for another
>wonderful summer of professional development!
>Dr. Kathy Malone is the lead mentor for all of our summer workshops.
>Initially trained as a national leader for Modeling Physics at Arizona
>State University from 1985-1987, Dr. Malone has been conducting
>workshops in Modeling Instruction in Physics since 1988, and also was
>trained in Modeling Chemistry during the summer of 2005. She has trained
>teachers in all parts of the country from first year modeling courses to
>advanced modeling. She has taught physics and chemistry in public and
>private schools for over twenty years in Louisiana, Ohio, and
>Pennsylvania. Kathy holds a bachelor degree from the University of New
>Orleans and master degrees from the University of New Orleans and
>Carnegie Mellon University. She received her doctoral degree in
>cognition and physics education from Carnegie Mellon in 2005.
>Modeling Instruction in Physics was recognized in 2000 by the U.S.
>Department of Education as one of the seven best K-12 educational
>technology programs out of 134 programs evaluated. Modeling Instruction
>is grounded on the notion that true scientific inquiry is centered on
>the construction, validation, and application of conceptual models that
>allow us to organize our understanding of the physical world. The
>Modeling Method 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 seemingly unrelated topics, the Modeling Method
>organizes the course around a small number of scientific models, thus
>making the course coherent.
>Academy Director of Programs
>Shady Side Academy
>423 Fox Chapel Road
>Pittsburgh, PA 15238
>Shady Side Academy
>Explore - Engage - Excel
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