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2019 Modeling Workshops Registration

2019 Cal Poly Modeling Series  
July 8 - July 19, 2019

Cal Poly University’s Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Education (CESAME) and the NOYCE Western Regional are pleased to offer two concurrent (possibility of three)  2-week professional development courses this summer in:
  • Physics  Modeling I
  • Chemistry Modeling I
  • Biology Modeling- TENTATIVE
These workshops are structured inquiry approaches to high school chemistry, physics and physical science teaching that incorporate computer technology and insights from current content & education research. Teachers will develop skills in fostering scientific discourse and presentation and in assessment of student learning. By designing and carrying out a series of investigations that use the Modeling Method teachers will practice Socratic questioning techniques that will enable them to teach physics and/or chemistry using the Modeling Method.

Event Details:
Dates and Times:  July 8th - July 19th.  Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cal Poly University, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA. 
Physics I is open to High School and secondary physics and physical science teachers or other science teachers interested in Modeling. 
Facilitator:Jon Anderson, Centennial HS Minneapolis, MN; Physics Education Consultant, AMTA certified Physics Modeling instructor.

Chemistry I is open to High School and secondary chemistry teachers or other science teachers interested in Modeling. 
Facilitator:Brenda Royce, University HS, Fresno, CA, AMTA certified Modeling Chemistry instructor.

Biology I (tentative)  is open to High School and secondary chemistry teachers or other science teachers interested in Modeling.

Early Bird Registration - $450 (Last day for Early Bird pricing is May 31st, 2019)

Regular Registration - $475 (Regular Registration pricing is June 1st to June 14, 2019)

Modeling materials, parking and lunch provided daily.
Housing will be available on campus for an additional fee of 
($97.25/person/night).  Will include a shared kitchen, own bedroom, shared bathroom, access to pool, and shared living room.


Registration Fee is waived for: 
  • Selected Noyce Scholars or Noyce Alumni
  • San Luis Obispo County, Northern Santa Barbara County and Southern Monterey County secondary teachers.
Contact: CESAME at

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