Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||COMPUTATIONAL MODELING in PHYSICS|
|Department/Unit:||Trinity School, Science Dept.|
|Opportunity Type:||Modeling Workshop
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||This NEW type of mechanics Modeling Workshop is for high school physics and physical science teachers worldwide! NO prior experience in coding is needed. NO prior Modeling Workshop is needed.
LOCATION: Trinity School, West 91st St & Columbus Ave. in Manhattan
PEER LEADER: Joshua Rutberg & other expert physics teachers.
CONTENT: computational modeling in mechanics, using Bootstrap's Pyret language.
ORGANIZER: Prof. Fernand Brunschwig, Teachers College, Columbia University (AMTA Board, member-at-large). info@STEMteachersNYC.org.
Help students develop deeper conceptual models in mechanics by this additional representation for student thinking. For example, use computational definitions of elements of state to more precisely define physical systems, and teach students to write, modify, and debug computer programs that model motions of objects in frictionless environments.
Participants will practice using computational modeling resources to support students' understandings of (1) qualitative energy, (2) constant velocity, (3) uniform acceleration, (4) inertia and force pairs, and (5) Newton's 2nd law.
Fun and challenging!
Need funding ideas to pay the registration? Link to Modeling Instruction and the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA).
|Duration:||2 weeks M-F|
OR UNTIL FILLED
Benefits and Requirements
|Cost:||$608 before May 16 ($758 after May 15) if you cannot get financial support. $1058 otherwise|
optional graduate credit - extra cost
|Benefit Explanation:||Housing & local travel: see http://stemteachersnyc.org/lodging
Housing possibilities near workshop (unofficial list)
Marrakech Hotel (mention "STEMteachersNYC" to see if any special deals are still being offered) Marrakech Hotel (2688 Broadway, at West 103 St., NY, NY 10025; 212.222.2954, 866.546.8353; www.marrakechhotelnyc.com/ The Marrakech is located at W 103 St stop of the #1 subway.
A Youth Hostel is at 104th and Amsterdam:
Two other nearby organizations:
Union Theological Center:
AirBnB.com and other, similar websites offer a wide variety of housing options in NY City. Hoboken, Newark, and other NJ locations are also worth exploring because there are trains into Manhattan, especially the PATH trains, many of which connect with the #1, 2 and 3 subway lines and thus offer a relatively fast trip to the workshop. http://www.panynj.gov/path/
|Other Prerequisites:||• Experience teaching physics
• Interest in integrating computer science and physics (No prior computer science experience is necessary.)
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
New York, NY 10027