American Modeling Teachers Association, AMTA now has a local affiliate, STEMteachersMassBay. There are two upcoming STEMteachersMassBay events that you may be interested in: a general meeting, and a follow-up session for those who have previously attended a Modeling Instruction workshop.
Sunday, December 1st, at the Needham Public Library's Community Room, please join us for:
STEMteachersMassBay meeting, 12-1pm (Agenda)
Summer 2018 Modeling Workshop Follow-Up Session, 1-3pm
Please click here to RSVP. We hope to see you there!!
2019 Summer Modeling Workshops
AMTA is working with Modeling Workshop hosts and leaders to plan 2019 workshops. Workshops are open to current Modelers and we hope you share this information with interested colleagues who have not yet attended their own workshop. Please visit the website to search workshops by content area https://tinyurl.com/AMTA19content or by location https://tinyurl.com/AMTA19location.
2019 Distance Learning Courses
Online courses have been a hit over the past few years. AMTA will again offer courses in the Spring and graduate credits are available through Dominican University for $100 per credit hour (up to 3 credits). Visit https://modelinginstruction.org/spring-2019/ for more information about Introduction to Modeling, Chemistry II, and Advanced Modeling Instruction: Cognition and Instruction in STEM.
Each month, AMTA offers webinars for members. These presentations cover a variety of topics of interest to the Modeling community. In addition to sharing information about webinars with potential members, consider hosting a webinar of your own. Contact Wendy, email@example.com to set up a date. What a great way to get involved in the organization!
* A special webinar for members and non-members will take place on January 15th, 2019 from 7-8pm (ET). Join us for a chat with Bruce Wellman for Engineering-Activity Dreaming: Share your ideas & dreams on what would make an awesome engineering activity for your class! Register in advance with the link below:
*New* Online Learning Modules
If you prefer your distance learning in more bite-sized chunks, AMTA will soon begin offering short modules in 2019. Modules will be 3-hour sessions delivered on weekend afternoons. The first two modules will be on January 19th - Creating a Modeling Classroom Environment - and February 28th - Computational Modeling Physics First. More modules are in development and will be scheduled soon. Fees are $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Register at the link below: https://www.eweblife.com/prm/AMTA/calendar/event?event=1993&date_id=64404