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Science Modeling Talks

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Science Modeling Talks is a podcast series that introduces you to top science Modeling teachers and thought leaders in a relaxed and conversational interview format.In our episodes, you'll hear stories and ideas that help the science education community learn and grow as effective classroom teachers… read more

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Episode 15 – Dan Peluso – Astronomy and Grades Don’t Matter?

October 1st, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with Dan Peluso, an astrophysics PhD candidate working on getting students and teachers to do citizen science in the classroom. He talks about how he became a teacher and became a part of the …

Episode 14 – Fran Poodry and Matt Greenwolfe – “Tools of the Trade”

September 1st, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with Fran Poodry and Matt Greenwolfe. They talk about how each one came to find modeling instruction and how their first …

Episode 13 - Mark Schober - "The Richness of Learning From One Another"

August 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with Mark Schober about his career as a physics teacher, how modeling changed his teaching, how that led him to using Standards Based Grading with Modeling Physics, and later how Mark was …

Episode 12 – Teresa Marx – “AMTA’s New President”

July 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with incoming AMTA president, Teresa Marx. They talk about the way Teresa's teaching looks different as a result of …

Episode 11 – Rebecca Vieyra & Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz – “Building Content Knowledge, AMTA Projects and a New App”

June 1st, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, AMTA's first executive officer and now senior fellow, and Rebecca Vieyra, who works …

Episode 10 – Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz & Wendy Hehemann – “AMTA Workshops & Leaders”

May 1st, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, AMTA's first executive officer and now senior fellow, and Wendy Hehemann, AMTA's …

Episode 09 - Dr. Bill Thornburgh - "Stay calm, stay healthy, engage students"

April 13th, 2020


In this conversation, Mark Royce talks with AMTA executive officer Bill Thornburgh about the challenges and ways to make the most of our time while …

Episode 08 – Christi Mendoza & George Nelson – "Modeling in the Middle Schools"

April 2nd, 2020


In this conversation, Christi Medoza and George Nelson talk about modeling at the middle school level. They talk about the challenges some teachers …

Episode 07 – Tanea Hibler & Ariel Serkin – “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

March 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Mark talks with Ariel Serkin and Tanea Hibler, modelers who are passionate about building equity and dismantling racism in the classroom. They share reasons that they are passionate about the work and …

Episode 06 - Raymond Howanski - "The importance of developing community"

February 1st, 2020


In this episode, we hear from Raymond Howanski from outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He talks about the reasons his district changed the order of their science classes to begin with physics before progressing to …

Episode 05 – Erica Posthuma – “Students learn better from teachers who care”

January 2nd, 2020


In this conversation with Erica Posthuma, we hear about her experience of going through her first modeling workshop and the "aha" moments that she experienced. Erica talks about how modeling instruction makes chemistry …

Episode 04 – Brenda Royce – “The goal is to promote understanding”

August 1st, 2019


In this conversation with Brenda Royce, we hear about the things she learned while going through two summer workshops in modeling instruction and then teaching physics and later chemistry using modeling methods. Brenda …

Episode 03 – David Hestenes – “The Modeling Theory of Cognition”

July 1st, 2019


This episode is a conversation with Dr. David Hestenes. Dr. Hestenes talks about his own education and work in various universities and departments. He talks about his graduate education and then goes in-depth about the …

Episode 02 – Colleen Megowan – “Collaborative Sense Making”

June 1st, 2019


Colleen Megowan has extensive experience teaching in the classroom in California. She did her graduate work and eventually went on to teach at …

Episode 01 – Larry Dukerich – “Change the trajectory of your career”

May 1st, 2019


In this episode, we hear from Larry Dukerich, one of the key people who developed modeling resources for chemistry instruction. He talks about how modeling changed the way he taught and expands on the three main ways …

Welcome to Science Modeling Talks!

April 1st, 2019


Learn about Science Modeling Talks in a brief introduction.

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