Chemistry Modeling Workshop led by Donghong Sun and Tammy Gwara. Participants work through and discuss in detail the core units of a high school chemistry course, including collecting and analyzing live experimental data. The workshop focuses on the following general topics: particulate structure of matter, energy and kinetic molecular theory, stoichiometry, and energy and chemical change.
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Prerequisite: one or more algebra-based course(s) in chemistry. See FAQ below for additional details about the content and approach of this workshop. It is expected that participants will be able to enroll for and earn three graduate credits at SUNY Empire State College (at additional cost).
The workshop will run for 3 full weeks (Mon., July 20, 2015 to Fri., August 7, 2015) in Manhattan, at Teachers College, Columbia University (Zankel Hall, 525 West 120 St., New York, NY 10027). The workshop sessions will be Mon. through Thurs., 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Fri. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, followed by an optional social hour from 3:30 to 4:30.
Cost: Chemistry Modeling requires upfront payment of $599. Pay either the non-refundable $100 registration fee (with balance of $499 due May 15), OR the entire $599 fee by clicking the appropriate button above. All participants who complete workshop successfully receive $300 reimbursement, thus reducing net cost to $299.
Lodging Reimbursement. Reimbursement of up to $50 per night for lodging in NYC is available to a limited number of Chemistry Modeling Workshop participants who live outside the NYC Metropolitan Region. Maximum reimbursement is $750 (15 days). More info and application at (lodgingsu15.eventbrite.com).
Please read the FAQs section below carefully before registering for this workshop.
Is this workshop free?
No. An up-front payment of $599 is required for this 3-week Chemistry Modeling Workshop. First, when you register, you must pay a either a $100 non-refundable fee or the full fee of $599. The $100 fee is part of the total $599 workshop fee. If you pay only the $100 reservation fee, you will receive an email with details about payment of the remaining $499, which will be due May 15. All participants who complete the Chemistry workshop successfully will receive a reimbursement of $300. Therefore, the net cost is only $299. We encourage teachers to apply for financial support to their schools and districts, as well as to local community organizations and foundations.
What is the workshop schedule?
Monday to Thursday: 9:00AM to 4:30PM with one hour lunch
Fridays: 9:00AM to 3:00PM with one hour lunch, with optional informal social hour nearby from 3:30-4:30.
Are there pre-requisites for taking these workshops?
The Chemistry workshop is an introductory workshop and therefore does not require previous workshops in Modeling Instruction. However, it requires at least one previous college-level algebra-based course in chemistry.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The Chemistry Workshop will run at the same time as the Physics Workshop, so you cannot register for both. The Middle School Science Workshop also overlaps with the Physics and Chemistry Workshops, so you cannot register for the Middle School Science Workshop if you register for either the Physics or Chemistry Workshops.
However, the Graphical Problem Solving in Physics Workshop will run from Mon., July 13 to Fri., July 17, which is the week before the Physics and Chemistry Workshops begin, so you can register for that if you wish (at https://su15-graphical.eventbrite.com). If you need help deciding which workshop fits your needs best, please email the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org).
Is the reservation fee refundable?
No, the reservation fee is not refundable. Please be sure you are able to attend the workshop prior to registering for it. If you mistakenly register for 2 workshops that take place at the same time, we will not be able to refund the reservation fees.
Is the full workshop fee or the balance of the workshop fee (full fee minus the reservation fee) refundable?
As stated above, the reservation fee is not refundable under any circumstances: neither if it is paid separately nor if it is paid as part of the full workshop fee. Refunds for the balance of the full workshop fee (that is, the full fee minus the reservation fee) must be requested within one (1) week of payment and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the workshop and must be accompanied by an acceptable, documented explanation. Judgments about acceptability of explanations, documentation, and 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, Paypal, credit cards, and/or banks.
Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?
No, 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 registration 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 you provide additional details about the content and approach of these workshops?
In all Modeling Workshops, the instructors teach by example, guiding participants through a series of well-defined scientific models using a detailed course manual including classroom-tested, teacher-developed labs, activities, discussions, worksheets, and assessments. An explicit modeling learning cycle is used. Teachers should expect to carry out experiments, interpret their results, and discuss their work with colleagues in "student mode." Teachers will also review the pedagogical implications and consider implementation in "teacher mode." References describing Modeling Instruction and documenting its effectiveness are available at <http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/Research.html> and at <http://tinyurl.com/modelingarticle >.
The chemistry workshop will follow outlines and use the course manuals developed by the American Modeling Teachers Association and its predecessor, the Modeling Instruction Program, over the past 20 years.
This workshop is intended for teachers who have not previously taken a workshop in Modeling Instruction. The workshop immerses teachers in Modeling Instruction so that participants develop the skills necessary to implement this student-centered, research-informed, standards-based curricular approach with their students. The instructors guide participants through the core units of a high school chemistry course as they would with high school students. In teacher mode, the pedagogical rationale for all aspects of the example instruction is explored as well as accommodating various student populations, class schedules, testing requirements, and laboratory resources. Through readings and discussion, the workshop also delves into cognitive research, pedagogical content knowledge, and the theoretical underpinnings of Models and Modeling that are essential to understanding Modeling Instruction as both a teaching practice and a philosophy.
Specific topics of study include: particulate structure of matter, energy and kinetic molecular theory, stoichiometry, and energy and chemical change.
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