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06/17/2024 08:00 am - 06/28/2024

2024 - Weber State Univ. - Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I

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A two week In-person Modeling Instruction Workshop in Chemistry I at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah


Location:  Weber State University, Tracy Hall, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

Dates: June 17 - 28, 2024 
     *Note:  No session will be held on June 19, 2024

Meeting Times: 8 am till 4 pm

Costs: $850, Salt Lake City School District teachers with a special code will pay $50, refundable upon completion of the workshop.

Housing:  Available at Hilton Garden Inn - Ogden.  For discount contact Brooke Jenkins  brookejenkins@weber.edu

Graduate level credits: 2 graduate level credits available of the University of the Pacific ($79 each, to be paid directly to UoP)

Meet the Leaders: 

Scott Milam currently teaches chemistry and IB chemistry HL at Plymouth High School in Michigan. Scott holds a BS and MS in Chemistry. He completed his initial training in Modeling Instruction pedagogy in 2015, and has led workshops in 2018, 2020, and 2021. He helped lead the Intro to Modeling Instruction workshop 3 times and led the chem I follow-up workshop this fall. Scott was the 2017 Michigan Science Teacher of the Year and was a 2019, 2021, and 2023 PAEMST finalist. Scott is the recipient of AMTA's 2023 Malcolm Wells Award Leadership and published "Teaching Introductory Chemistry" in 2022.


Image of Brooke Jenkins Brooke Jenkins is passionate about good chemistry teaching. She studied Chemistry Education and Physics teaching at BYU before going to ASU where she earned her Masters in Chemistry. Her research in Chemistry specifically addressed assessment of conceptual understanding in chemistry. She has taught chemistry at the high school, community college and now at the university level. For the last 5 years she has taught at Weber State University where she gets to mentor students working towards their licensure and has revamped the concurrent enrollment program. This redesign of the concurrent enrollment curriculum has allowed her to incorporate more modeling ideals into the labs and classroom. Hosting a modeling workshop in Utah has been on her bucket list since moving away from Arizona. She is very excited that this is the year this workshop will become a reality. 

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