Workshop Leader Training 2015

On this page you will find links to recorded webinars and other resources we share with leader training candidates.


2015 Leader Training Webinar session #1 (3/18/2015)

Reading to discuss on eConnect before the next meeting: A Modeling Method for High School Physics Instruction

2015 Leader Training Webinar session #2 (4/9/2015)

Reading to discuss on eConnect before the next meeting: Talk science primer

Bonus reading (if you like to think about student thinking and learning you will find this interesting): Situated cognition and the culture of learning

2015 Leader Training Webinar session #3 (5/19/2015)

Some of these we dug into tonight and some we didn’t get to…here are some ideas to continue discussing in this list in anticipation of our gathering this summer in NYC:

  • What are the differences between a “Talk Science” classroom and a Modeling classroom?
  • Perspective Shift – from teaching kids to teaching teachers (we pretty thoroughly reflected on the implications of these articles for teaching kids…what are the implications of these article for leading workshops)?
  • Dealing with skeptics – students, teachers – how do we do that?
  • Isn’t it safe to assume in a workshop setting that when 2 or 3 teachers “get it” that everyone does?
  • What other articles should we be having workshop participants read?
  • Classroom culture v. workshop culture–how are they alike/different and what challenges might this for you as you begin to lead workshops?
  • do teachers believe that their students can do it?
  • What is the role of expectation-setting in a Modeling Workshop?
  • authenticity v. job security-should this question be confronted in the workshop setting?
  • Kids are scared of being wrong. Are teachers scared of being wrong? is this a workshop issue?
  • We develop strategies for shy kids…as workshop leaders do we need strategies for shy teachers?
  • In what ways is a good Modeler like a general contractor?
  • In what ways is Modeling Instruction like a great pot of chili?


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