The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) is an international, professional community comprised of over 2800 passionate, innovative, and connected educators. Members include high school and university level STEM educators, educational research professionals, as well as pre-service and retired teachers. Individuals join AMTA for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the most valuable benefit is access to the entire repository of curricular materials. Members can download and use (within the guidelines of the acceptable use policy) materials from our physics, chemistry, biology, middle school, and physical science curricula. These include teacher’s notes, lab activities, worksheets, quizzes, and tests. Members have access to the Force Concept Inventory and the Assessment of Basic Chemistry Concepts assessment tools to allow teachers to track student growth. Members will be the first to learn of workshop offerings and distance learning courses.
AMTA recently began a monthly webinar series where expert modelers present on a different topic each month. These interactive, hour-long sessions are only open to current AMTA members. The webinars are recorded and archived and accessible from the members only site. AMTA hosts a member retreat every other year to provide opportunities for modelers from across the country to meet face to face and discuss challenges and best practices. Soon, teachers will be able to search our member database in order to connect with other members in their area.
There are several membership options but the standard fee for a classroom teacher for one year is $60.00. Other options can be found here.