“Secondary science and mathematics teachers are leaving or retiring, and new K-12 students are immigrating to the state faster than our universities can keep up in initial certification programs.” (Middleton 2008)
The Modeling Institute
Don’t just teach it...Model it!
About the Modeling Institute:
The Modeling Institute is an NSF-sponsored consortium of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs across all the Arizona State University campuses that have joined forces to create
- A Master of Natural Science (MNS) degree program Middle School STEM
- A middle school STEM Summer College-for-Kids program
- STEM-net – Valley-wide network of STEM educators who gather regularly at ASU to learn, share and help one another grow professionally
The Modeling Institute is a part of ASU’s Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET) whose mission is to advance teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines and to foster communities of research and practice that will advance creativity and innovation and impact the frontiers of STEM learning. The Modeling Institute emphasizes the theme of sustainability in its programs and activities. Themes of urban ecology, urban sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems run throughout the courses and activities of Middle School STEM MNS program courses.