01/19/2019 05:00 pm

Module: Culture-building in Your Classroom

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This module will be about creating a classroom environment conducive to MI. The session will run from 5-8 pm EST and is open for members and non-members.

In this distance learning module we'll explore various strategies to engage your students in building a Modeling-friendly classroom environment where students feel encouraged and comfortable to communicate their learning journey.  Together we’ll engage in a series of whole group and small group discussions over a variety of hands-on activities and classroom procedures that will help you achieve your ideal classroom environment.

Erin Conrardy has 12 years of middle school STEM classroom teaching experience.  She holds a Master’s degree in Natural Science with an emphasis in middle school STEM.  Erin currently serves on the Executive Board for the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA), and is a Modeling InstructionTM workshop leader.  In addition, Erin was one of the project leaders for developing and editing the first set of AMTA Modeling InstructionTM middle school resources and assessments.  Presently, she is the Project Manager for STEM teachers of NYC.

Jessica Wagenmaker has been a middle school classroom teacher for 25 years. She has a Master's degree in Science Education from Western Michigan University with emphasis in science instruction. Jessica is a teacher trainer for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Teacher Ambassador for the National Geographic and Modeling Instruction workshop leader for both Middle School and Biology. 

Amanda Whitehurst spent thirteen years teaching third through eighth grade in Arizona Schools. She earned a Masters in STEM for Middle School from ASU with a focus on Middle School. As a founding board member and incoming president of STEMteachersPHX, she has the opportunity to work with and help create a community to support high quality teaching in classrooms. This summer Amanda was chosen as a Master Teacher Policy Fellow for the American Physics Teachers Association and the American Institute of Physics.

Modules are conducted via Zoom videoconferencing software.  Login information will be sent to you a week before the start of the session.

Any handouts needed for the session will be shared prior to the start of the module.

Cancellation and refund policy:
If there is insufficient enrollment (fewer than 10 registrations), AMTA or the module leaders may elect to cancel the session.  In this event, the cancellation decision would be made one week before the module is scheduled to begin.  All those registered will receive a voucher for free registration for a future module.

If you find that you are unable to attend a distance learning module after you register and pay for a module, a voucher for free registration for a future session will be issued.  Cash refunds will not be issued.


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