The Clearview Regional Board of Education received two grants from the Boeing Company totaling over $63,000 to support modeling instruction training at the high school during the 2012 and 2013 school years.
Modeling, developed at Arizona State University in the early 1990s, is an inquiry-based, hands-on teaching method in which students design experiments, collect data, and develop concepts and models. Students then use these models and concepts to solve problems. Data has shown the method improves performance on standardized tests.
Clearview has hosted three-week summer training programs in modeling instruction for biology, chemistry, and physics. Several of Clearview’s own teachers, as well as teachers from other New Jersey school districts, Delaware, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Iowa, Arizona and even Ghana, Australia, and Chile have participated.
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