STEMteachersNYC--SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION--CHEMISTRY MODELING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP TO SUMMER CHEMISTRY MODELING INSTRUCTION WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY STEMteachersNYC - Monday, July 21 through Friday, August 8, 2014
A full description of the workshop appears at (stemtnycsummer14.eventbrite.com). Please be sure that you are free for the full 3 weeks (July 21-Aug 8), Monday-Thursday 9am - 4:30 pm, Friday 9am - 3:30 pm (followed by optional social hour) at Columbia Teachers College, 525 West 120 St., NY, NY. Click here for information about HOUSING POSSIBILITIES IN NYC.
Please prepare responses to the questions below, and copy/paste the text into the form that appears when you click "Register". Letters of support from other teachers, the principal, and other administrator(s) at the school or district are encouraged and will be considered. Explicit support from the principal for hands-on experiments and for the use of “active engagement” methods, especially Modeling Instruction, will be considered and will significantly strengthen the application. Letters should be addressed to Fernand Brunschwig, Chairman, STEMteachersNYC, via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org). or via US mail to Dr. Brunschwig, C/O M. Lewis, Science Educaiton Program, Box 210, Teachers College, 525 West 120 St., New York, NY 10027.
STEMteachersNYC will inform you if your application has been funded within 2 weeks of the date you submit your application. If you have questions, please email them to Fernand Brunschwig, Chairman of STEMteachersNYC at (email@example.com). Applications will be considered in the order they are received.
Describe your efforts at providing high-quality STEM instruction (500 words maximum).
What is the percentage of students eligible for free lunch at your school?
What is the source for your response about the percentage of students eligible for free lunch at your school?
Official report or website (Provide reference.)
School publication (Provide reference.)
Administrator's estimate (Provide name.)
your own estimate (Explain.)
Describe the extent to which you & your school serve historically under-represented populations in STEM professioins. If possible, include percentages of such students, and describe how you engage such students actively in STEM study. (200 words maximum)
STEMteachersNYC was originated in summer of 2011 by a group of teachers as a teacher-led physics study group. The founders were all practitioners of Modeling Instruction, developed by university and high school physics teachers over the past 20 years through a collaborative process that continues as one of the primary activities of the American Modeling Teachers Association. STEMteachersNYC is affiliated with the AMTA and conducts 3-week summer modeling workshops as well as monthly 3-hour meetings on weekends during the school year. PTNYC is devoted to excellence in science teaching with a general focus on modeling instruction and similar approaches.
Modeling Instruction. The use of modeling in teaching was pioneered by Robert Karplus in his 1969 textbook, "Introductory Physics: A Modeling Approach. Modeling Instruction was subsequently developed at Arizona State University by David Hestenes, Malcom Wells, and Gregg Swackhamer, as well as by many others across the country. Over 500 teachers have taken teacher-led Modeling Instruction workshops in the summer, and the best way to learn about Modeling Instruction is by taking a summer workshop. If you'd like to read more about it, go to American Modeling Teachers Association or take a look at the Chapter 1 of Introductory Physics by Robert Karplus.