06/15/2020 10:00 am - 07/03/2020

2020 Introduction to Modeling Instruction in Biology - June

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2020 Introduction to Modeling Instruction in Biology, with Gloria Gajewicz and Clarissa Furlong, June 15-July 3.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most face-to-face Modeling Workshops have been transitioned to distance learning opportunities.

Course Description:
This course will focus on the role of models and Modeling in learning as it relates to teaching Biology in both formal and informal contexts. Fundamental theories of thinking and learning will be reviewed, and the latest theoretical trends will be examined. A firm understanding of characteristics of life, classification, populations, and evolution will be our vehicle to experiencing the Modeling methodology. We will examine and define conceptual models, modeling, and Modeling Instruction, as well as experience what it is like from the perspective of both the teacher and student.  We will also discuss and evaluate how Modeling courses are aligned with NGSS and help create a coherent story for biology in high school science.

Dates: June 15-July 3
Meeting times: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm EDT, Monday-Thursday; office hours on Friday (by appointment)
Leaders: Gloria Gajewicz (OH) and Clarissa Furlong (OH)
Costs: $750.  .
Graduate level credits: $79 per credit through the University of Pacific 
Location: Zoom

Meet the leaders:

Gloria Gajewicz has been a science educator for more than 23 years and has spent the last 18 years teaching various science courses at Bowling Green High School. Gloria was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2017 and is a National Geographic Certified teacher. 

Gloria's dedication to science reaches beyond the classroom through her service as a teacher leader for the American Modeling Teachers Association. She has presented sessions on Modeling Instruction at several conferences and has led workshops for teachers in Ohio and Texas.

Gloria earned her B.S. in science education from Bowling Green State University; a M.S. in environmental biology from Antioch New England; and a doctorate, also from Bowling Green State University. She is certified in 7-12 science education.

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