I’ve never had any formal training in modeling instruction. However, I’ve read quite a bit about it at the ASU Modeling Instruction Site and done a lot of other internet research about it. If I lived anywhere close to Arizona, I would definitely attend some of their workshops!
After reading alot about this program, though, I decided to try using some of the basic methods in my class. Essentially, I have begun using this process to debrief labs, activities and lessons in class. The students love using the whiteboards and are much more willing to present their ideas with a visual to support them. They are also much more willing to revise their models when they are on a whiteboard – in fact, they like to erase and change them!