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Abstract Title: Transforming modeling instruction for a large classroom environment
Abstract: Modeling Instruction (MI) is an active learning, student-centered physics curriculum being implemented at Florida International University. For the last four years, MI has been expanded from a 30 student classroom to one that accommodates up to 100 students. The expansion required specific structural changes for proper implementation, such as strategic use of Learning Assistants (LA), coordinating multiple discussion meetings, and holding a planning meeting with an instructional team across multiple sections. Outcome measures show the expansion is successful in consistently supporting student learning with strong conceptual learning gains across four different instructors. We will also discuss affective and attitudinal measures such as physics identity and anxiety in the classroom.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B72

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Idaykis Rodriguez
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
STEM Transformation Institute, VH 176
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305.348.7898
and Co-Presenter(s)
Geoff Potvin, Florida International University
Laird H. Kramer, Florida International University