AMTA was created in 2005 to support teachers using Modeling Instruction in their classrooms. AMTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

The Modeling Instruction Program at Arizona State University started in 1989, and received a National Science Foundation grant in 1991. Through a series of NSF grants, the Modeling Instruction Program was continuously funded through 2005. The ASU Modeling Instruction Group, along with committed Modeling teachers around the USA, developed AMTA to take over the tasks of developing, supporting, and improving training in Modeling Instruction.

Read Empowering Teachers for STEM Education by David Hestenes to learn more…

Modeling Method and NGSS Science & Engineering Practices  Modeling teachers are often asked how well Modeling Instruction aligns with the NGSS Science & Engineering Practices.  A group of modelers worked on such a document and now it’s ready for members to download. We hope it proves helpful to Modeling teachers in their discussions with curriculum directors and other teachers.


AMTA is a membership based organization. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to the most current Modeling curricula.
  • Access to email lists, web forums, and other peer support.

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The AMTA board meets via internet conference monthly. Board members and officers can be found here.

Executive Officer: M. Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz PhD


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