Modeling Institutes in Secondary Science

Grade Level(s): High School Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, & Middle School Science

Date(s): Summer 2019

Location: Asheville (Biology), Hickory (Chemistry), & Raleigh (Physics)

Cost: $700 advance registration ($800 early registration, $875 late registration)

Description: Modeling Institutes provide professional development in secondary science through a research-based, reform-oriented pedagogy called Modeling Instruction for science teachers in North Carolina. To learn more about Modeling Instruction please visit the American Modeling Teachers Association.

2019 Summer Courses:

Modeling Biology - June 17-28, 2019 - Asheville, NC

Modeling Chemistry - June 17-28, 2019 - Hickory, NC

Modeling Physics (Mechanics) - July 15-26, 2019 - Raleigh, NC

Each workshop will be 10 days in length (Monday - Friday of each week) and cover 60 hours of professional development (six hours per day). Anticipated workshop hours are 9 AM to 4 PM.

The Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program which previously supported our North Carolina Modeling workshops has come to an end, therefore we now must charge a registration fee to cover the costs of this professional development. Please note the registration fee does not include housing, it is the professional development fee only. Additional information on fees and housing is listed below.

Registration Fees:

  • Advance Registration Rate: $700 (if paid in full by March 15, 2019)
  • Early Registration Rate: $800 (if paid in full by April 30, 2019)
  • Late Registration Rate: $850 (if registering after May 1, 2019)

Additional information on how to pay the registration fee will be posted as soon as it is available. A minimum of a $100 deposit must be paid to secure a spot in the Modeling Institute. The remaining balance must be paid by the rate deadline listed above.

Housing Needs:

Participants are responsible for their own travel and housing needs. We are hoping to reserve low cost options at all three workshop sites. Affordable campus housing may be available in the Raleigh location by utilizing dorm rooms. If not, we hope to secure blocks of local hotel rooms at all three locations for participants to reserve their own overnight housing. Additional information will be posted when available.

Contact(s): Scott Ragan,, 919-515-5610

Application Deadline: Registrations are now being accepted for the 2019 Modeling Institutes hosted by The Science House at NC State University. Please click the "Apply Now" link below to register.