Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||e&m Modeling Workshop in Dallas|
|School/Institution:||Southern Methodist University|
|Department/Unit:||Dept of Physics, 3215 Daniel Ave|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
post-secondary physics faculty
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This workshop is open to high school physics teachers in the USA.
PEER LEADER: Dan Garrison
For information and registration, email Ken Berry: email@example.com
Each Modeling Workshop is an intensive 2- or 3-week course with these goals:
1. Educate teachers in use of a model-centered, guided-inquiry, interactive engagement method of teaching.
2. Help participants integrate computer courseware effectively into the curriculum.
3. Help teachers make better use of national resources for science education.
4. Establish electronic network support and a learning community among participants.
5. Strengthen local institutional support for participants as school leaders in disseminating standards-based reform in science education.
In this course teachers will work through coherent model-centered materials for high school electricity and magnetism from a microscopic perspective to develop a deep understanding of content and how to teach it effectively. The primary focus is on first-year physics courses that incorporate algebra and trigonometry. In the E&M workshop there is less emphasis on why we believe that modeling is superior to conventional instruction, since we assume that teachers coming back to take a follow-up course have come to accept this as true. To develop familiarity with the materials necessary to fully implement them in the classroom, we find that teachers must work through the activities, discussions and worksheets, alternating between student and teacher modes, much as they did in the 1st Modeling Workshop in Mechanics.
The course will begin with the study of electric charge and the electric fields produced by charges. Next the course will delve into electrical energy and the concept of electric potential. Following that the circuit unit begins with development of the surface charge model as a mechanism for setting up the electric fields that produce a steady state circuit. After finishing the study of circuits, the course will investigate magnetic fields and magnetic forces, finishing with electromagnetic induction.
Click here to learn more about Modeling Instruction and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) or visit http://modelinginstruction.org to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and strategies to seek funding (if needed) to participate.
|Duration:||3 weeks (MTWThF, 9am to 4pm)|
or until filled
Benefits and Requirements
|Benefit Explanation:||Registration includes instructional materials.
For housing/travel suggestions, ask Ken Berry: firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Other Prerequisites:||Prerequisite: a 2- or 3-week mechanics Modeling Workshop.
The workshop is for current physics teachers and those who intend to begin teaching physics.
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Simon Dalley, PhD
Department of Physics, SMU
3215 Daniel Ave
Dallas, TX 75275-0175
Phone: (214) 768-2109
Fax: (214) 768-4095