NSF SIMIODE Workshops - Summer 2021


                             Applications are NOW CLOSED and

    Selected participants will be notified in email c. 15 May 2021

                             NSF SIMIODE Summer Workshops

          Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and SIMIODE

                                                  Summer 2021

SIMIODE will again offer workshops on creating and using modeling-based materials in undergraduate differential equations courses.

For the Summer of 2021, all workshops will be offered in a VIRTUAL format via ZOOM.'


     SIMIODE Developer’s Workshop (DEMARC)

DEMARC -- Differential Equations Model and Resource Creators -- Workshop will meet virtually (via Zoom) for four Tuesdays, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2021. We will meet from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern US Time. 

This workshop aims to help those experienced in teaching modeling-based differential equations create shareable classroom resources which will be published in SIMIODE. DEMARC Fellows will receive a $400 stipend and are provided all materials.

To apply to be part of this workshop, please submit the following to Director@simiode.org by 1 May 2021.

  • Letter of interest describing your experience using modeling-based pedagogy and a commitment to attend all four weeks of the workshop,
  • Curriculum Vita,
  • sample of a classroom modeling project or activity you have created, and 
  • at least two ideas for new modeling activities you hope to develop in the workshop.


    SIMIODE Practitioners Workshop (MINDE)

MINDE -- Model INstructors in Differential Equations -- Workshop will meet virtually (via Zoom) over four days, 7-8, 10-11 June 2021.  We will meet 10:00 AM – Noon  and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern US Time, with a break in the middle.  NB: This is slight change from original post of 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern US Time.

This workshop is a "practitioner's workshop", ideal for those who would like to learn more about how to foster a modeling-first approach in their differential equations class. The workshop experience includes “hands-on" demonstrations, group discussions, and activities facilitated by experienced faculty. This MINDE Workshop enables participants to engage with colleagues in discovering, experiencing, and planning to use innovative modeling opportunities in support of their teaching methods.  MINDE Fellows selected for this workshop will receive a stipend of $200 and are provided all materials.

To apply to be part of this workshop, please submit a  Curriculum Vita and a  Letter of Interest to Director@simiode.org by 1 May 2021.  In the letter you should describe the following: 

  • your experience teaching differential equations, 
  • the primary pedagogy you have been using, 
  • your interest in using modeling-based pedagogy, and 
  • a commitment to attending all parts of the workshop.