$400 – $700

Biology Modeling Workshop

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Trinity School

139 W 91st St

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Biology Modeling Workshop

Led by​: Chris Resch and Glen Stuart


This workshop will explore a teaching method known as Modeling Instruction™ and how it can improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in biology, and help you effectively implement a student-centered and NGSS-aligned approach to science education. Interested in learning how to raise the level of student discourse and reflection in your class? Are you tired of using grades as a motivating factor for promoting engagement? Want to learn some key strategies for getting students of all ability levels interested and engaged in your biology lessons? If the answer is yes then join us for this workshop!


During this session, teachers will engage in thought-provoking, pertinent experiments that you can utilize in your own classroom. As a participant, you will spend time observing instruction from the point of view of a student (“student-mode”), a key component in reinforcing the connections between content and pedagogical knowledge. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate in their own classroom using the claim, evidence, reasoning framework as a tool to probe student preconceptions and misconceptions. Periodically, participants will switch to “teacher-mode”, to practice socratic questioning techniques, analyze readings, and discuss the pedagogical rationale for all aspects of Modeling InstructionTM in Biology. We’ll also discuss strategies for accommodating district specific curricular requirements, various student populations, laboratory resources, and the use of “Reflective Checklists” as a way of promoting student reflection throughout a unit.


Whether you are an experienced teacher, or new to the teaching profession you will feel excited and motivated for your upcoming school year after participating in this highly immersive and collaborative workshop. You will observe how this engaging approach promotes student- centered sense making, confidence, and appreciation for the nature of science. So if you’re a high school biology teacher wanting to learn some great activities to invigorate your teaching practices or a teacher wanting to learn some notable strategies to improve student discourse then this is the workshop for you.


Upon completion of this workshop participants will also get a free one year membership to the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) which will give you online access to all the units and activities in the manual and presented in the workshop plus a plethora of other science resources for you and your students to enjoy.



Schedule and Location:

The workshop will run for 2 weeks July 9 - July 20, 2018 The workshop sessions will be from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Monday - Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location:

Trinity School

Trinity is at W 91st & Columbus; entrance is on W 91st St. just west of Columbus. Nearest subways are #1 at W 86 & Broadway, #2 & #3 at W 96 and Broadway, and the B & C at W 86 and Central Park West and W 96 and CPW.


*Note, this workshop requires a minimum number of participants. In the event there are not enough participants, the workshop may be cancelled, and all tuition would be refunded.


Cost:

Full Ticket Price $700

Full Ticket prices are for participants who receive financial support (from their school, district or other organization) to attend this workshop. See links below to download an invoice template which can be found on the following registration page. Email questions to Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org.

INVOICE AND PURCHASE ORDER REQUEST:

Districts/Schools, to request an invoice for a STEMteachersNYC 2018 Summer Workshop, please fill out a quick survey at: http://stemteachersnyc.org/po-invoice/ This is a required step in order to process your request. Any questions please contact registration@stemteachersnyc.org

Please send Purchase Orders (POs) to our Billing Office

Via Email: billing@stemteachersnyc.org

OR Via US Mail: STEMteachersNYC - Billing Office 245 West 107th Street, Suite 10B New York, NY 10025


Teachers! Ask your school to pay for your ticket! All the school needs to do is send us a Purchase Order (PO). Please fill out a quick survey at: http://stemteachersnyc.org/po-invoice/ Or just copy and paste the information above and let them know the workshop you want to attend. Don't be afraid to ask. There's always a chance the money will be available and they'll say yes, but if you don't ask, there's no chance at all.


Teacher Discounted Ticket $500

Ticket Discounted Tickets are for teachers who are paying for the workshop themselves - meaning they are not receiving financial support from their districts or other funding organizations.


Early Bird Ticket Price $400

Early Bird Ticket Prices are for teachers who register early (before May 15th), and are paying for the workshop themselves - meaning they are not receiving financial support from their districts or other funding organizations.


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Please note: We take photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC - a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings.

If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded - you must inform us at check-in. We will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.


Also note: Workshop leaders are subject to change.


Please read the FAQs section below carefully before registering.


FAQs

Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE CTLE Vendor?

Yes. STEMteachersNYC is a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) vendor for the New York City Department of Education (#STE-068881). New York State Teachers will receive a CTLE certificate at the end of the workshop. (CTLE ID # 23385)


Are there prerequisites for taking this workshop?

Understanding of high school biology concepts and a desire to share and learn.


Is there nearby lodging?

Yes, Please visit our website at: http://stemteachersnyc.org/lodging/ to view many possible options.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about registration and payments for this event should be addressed to STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org).


I am interested in taking more than one workshop. Can I register for multiple workshops?

It depends: Many workshops overlap so look closely at the start and end dates. Be sure to choose workshops that do not overlap, as reservations are not refundable. If you need help deciding which workshop fits your needs best, please email the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (registration@STEMteachersNYC.org).

Is the full workshop fee or the balance of the workshop fee refundable?

Refunds for the balance of the full workshop fee must be requested within one (1) week of payment and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the workshop. All such requests must be accompanied by an acceptable, documented explanation. Judgments about acceptability of explanations and documentation, and about whether or not a refund will be issued are at the sole discretion of STEMteachersNYC and are final. Refunds will not include fees charged on the initial payment by Eventbrite, credit cards, and/or banks.


Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?

Not without authorization, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name, or if you wish to transfer your reservation to a different workshop.

Can I update my reservation information?

Yes, you can update your reservation information.

The name on the reservation/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) to address this.

Can I receive college level credits?

TBD - Email questions to registration@stemteachersnyc.org.

Where can I find more information about STEMteachersNYC?

Visit our website: http://STEMTeachersNYC.org or email info@stemteachersnyc.org

How can I join STEMteachersNYC?

Click here it's free! http://stemteachersnyc.org/join/

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