Past Workshop

Writing Practice Exam Questions for Physics AP1

Leaders: Jesus Hernandez (Manhattan Center for Science and Math) Zhanna Glazenburg (Croton-Harmon High School) Participants in this workshop will consider how the redesigned Physics AP1 expectations differ from AP Physics B and how that affects the practice questions we use in our classes to help students meet the new expectations.

Particle Models of Matter for Middle School Science/Meteorology

Leader: Mark Schober Mr. Schober will share a sequence of demos and student activities that induce students to develop a particle model of matter to help them understand meteorological concepts, including wind, air pressure, humidity, and phase changes.

EXPERIMENTS FIRST! – COLLECT DATA, PLOT GRAPHS TO ANALYZE, & DEVELOP EQUATIONS FOR PATTERNS

Leaders: Zhanna Glazenburg and Seth Guinals-Kupperman Participants will explore a variety of experimental situations in various contexts, (biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, . . . ) collect data, plot graphs to analyze the data, and develop an equation for representing the pattern in the data.

Graphical Problem Solving in Physics

Leader: Kelly O’Shea (Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School) Graphical methods for solving problems are elegant, connect to calculus, and support students who typically struggle with strict formulaic problem solving.

Teaching Computer Programming

Leader: Erik Linde (Senior Instructor, Penpapercoding.com) A practical introduction to some of the approaches helpful when teaching programming using the Pen and Paper coding approach.