Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Electricity Modeling Workshop: 1 week in Maine|
|School/Institution:||Kennebunk Community Resource Center|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This Modeling Workshop is for science teachers worldwide.
Dates: July 31-August 4, 2017.
Leader: Jamie Vesenka
Prerequisite: a mechanics Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration
Participants will continue to practice the Modeling Method, developed at Arizona State University, as a systematic approach to design of curriculum and instruction. Participants will be instructed on computer hardware and software, techniques for laboratory data collection and analysis, and internet use to help them become more expert on best uses of technology in education.
The modeling cycle is described at http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html.
Physics Workshop Goals
The week-long course is drinking-by-fire-house exposure to electricity.
Workshop content will include microscopic models & modeling of:
* Electrostatic force
* Electric field, potential, and energy
* Electric current, resistance and power.
The workshop borrows extensively from work of Bruce Sherwood and Ruth Chabay. There are 3 units in electricity: Charge and Field, Potential, and Circuits. The circuit unit is unique at high school level, as it leads students through surface charge as the mechanism for setting up different strength fields in conductors of circuits.
We intend to offer a follow-up week in summer 2018, concluding the electricity units and then focusing on magnetism. The magnetism unit begins by investigating the field of a current-bearing wire, then fields of permanent magnets, then force on a particle in a field, then force on a current-bearing wire in a field, and then electromagnetic induction and Faraday's Law.
Modeling Instruction is a complex transformative pedagogy. Experience has shown that most teachers require at least three weeks of intensive workshop to begin to implement it. Follow-up Modeling Workshops in subsequent years are highly recommended to deepen and broaden one's understanding.
Click here to learn more about Modeling Instruction and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) or visit http://modelinginstruction.org/professional-development/ to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
|Duration:||One week - 8 hour/day workshop. Limited space available (12 max) covering E&M with a field approach and GeoGebra|
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$800 for one week, includes E&M kit|
College Transcript Credit
|Benefit Explanation:||Registration includes instructional materials, 1-year trial membership in the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA), continental breakfasts, lunches.
Limited FREE housing in homes of local citizens: deadline is June 1. Contact Dan MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals: Free homemade lunches included with workshop.
Optional graduate credit: 3 credits/week for $125/credit. Ask Prof. Jamie Vesenka for details: JVesenka@gmail.com, 207-749-7913
If you prefer to find your own housing, here are options.
|Other Prerequisites:||a mechanics Modeling Workshop of at least 2 weeks duration.
Experience teaching high school electricity is assumed.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
c/o FPUU Kennebunk/Modeling Workshop
164 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043