All the latest news on the AMTA front can be found here: The Whiteboard: AMTA Newsletter Fall 2016
Find information including, but not limited to:
- Update from our second retreat.
- Webinar series is underway.
- New distance learning courses.
Three new awards and their winners were announced at the 2016 AMTA retreat at Fermi National Accelerator Lab. The nominations for the inaugural awards were selected by the AMTA board. For future accolades, the membership will be asked to nominate candidates annually for the three categories: exceptional contribution, notable service and leadership for the organization. Continue reading The 2016 Annual AMTA Awards
100Kin10 Partners AMTA, STEMteachersNYC and AAPT Win $195,000 Grant: Innovative Response to President Obama’s Computer Science for All Challenge
The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) announced that the organization was selected, in partnership with lead organization STEMteachersNYC, and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), to receive a $195,000 grant from 100Kin10. The grant will fund their project to equip physical science teachers with the skills and curriculum needed to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms with leaders from the Bootstrap project. The award was one of a handful of grants awarded to expand the reach and quality of engineering and computer science education across New York State.
The project, entitled “Modeling Physics, Computational Thinking, & Bootstrap,” helps students understand basic physics concepts by incorporating computer programming as one of the key tools for building models of the physical world. Targeted to ninth grade, during which every student is expected to take science, this initiative is designed to spark students’ interest in subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for the rest of their academic careers. This initiative also combats a root cause of inequality of opportunity in pursuing STEM careers: disparate access to quality teaching in middle and high school. Continue reading 100Kin10 Partners AMTA, STEMteachersNYC and AAPT Win $195,000 Grant
David Weaver, AMTA Board Member at Large, today received the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to the American Association of Physics Teachers. David’s term as Member at Large on the AMTA Board runs from 2014-2017, and we are honored to have his contribution to AMTA in addition to his exceptional work with AAPT.