For three decades, teachers from around the Phoenix metro area – and as far away as Singapore – have gathered on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus to learn as students in the Department of Physics’ Modeling Instruction Program. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program adapted to an online format for the first time in the its history.
“I always say, I think it’s amazing that we get teachers to come to Phoenix in the summer to learn,” said Bob Culbertson, the director of the Master of Natural Science (MNS) program and associate professor in the Department of Physics. “By going online, of course they didn’t have to do that and we could tap into a bigger pool. Some teachers may not have been able to travel had we offered it in our normal way, but now were able to stay at home and do it online.”
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