CAP LTER Involved in $1.25 M Grant to Develop STEM Teacher Development Institute

CAP LTER is one of several ASU NSF-sponsored STEM education initiatives that have combined their energy and expertise to develop The Modeling Institute, a groundbreaking project that was recently funded through a five-year, $1.25 million NSF Institutional Integration (I3) grant. The Modeling Institute aims to produce a community of highly-qualified middle school math and science teachers through "modeling instruction," a highly successful teaching method used in many high school physics classrooms and increasing in popularity in chemistry and mathematics classrooms as well. Monica Elser (bio), CAP LTER’s Education Manager, will collaborate with colleagues from across the university on this initiative.