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Name: Electrostatics and Magnetism for Teachers
School/Institution: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Department/Unit: Department of Physics/Astronomy
City: Oshkosh
State: WI
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Electrostatics and Magnetism for Teachers (Spring 2019)

Format: Fully online (asynchronous discussions)
Credits: 2 graduate-level credits
Instructional Materials: Modeling Method of Instruction and Pivot Interactives virtual laboratories

A review of electrostatics and magnetism for the high school classroom. Topics include Coulomb's force law; electric fields; electric potential energy; simple electric circuits; Ampere's law of magnetism; Lorentz force law for a free particle and current carrying wire; and Faraday's Law of induction. Real-life applications explored include electric motors, medical imaging, and charge-tracking in experimental particle physics. Teachers will study research-based methods to teach electrostatics and magnetism, and learn to address related common student learning difficulties.

For full course details:
Start Date: 02/04/2019
End Date: 04/05/2019
Duration: 8 weeks plus one week for make-ups and assessment
Application Deadline: 02/04/2019
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Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $424/credit plus university and course fees (regardless of residence)
Benefits: Wisconsin CAPP Adjunct
Benefit Explanation: Wisconsin CAPP Adjunct tuition: $212/credit plus university and course fees
Other Prerequisites: General course requirements:

1) Bachelor's degree in science, science education, or equivalent

2) Certification to teach middle or secondary school science (grades 6-12), or enrollment in an approved alternative license program

3) Two-semester sequence of algebra-based physics (Physics 107 and 108, or equivalent)

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Mark Lattery
800 Algoma Boulevard
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 9204247105