Past Workshop

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.

NGSS/NYSSLS-aligned Strategies for Mastering the Physics Regents Exam and Beyond

This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to engage in NGSS and NYSSLS-aligned strategies to communicate key concepts and problem-solving approaches for NYS Regents Physics.

Making Sense of Word Problems in Math Class (Grades 7-12)

This workshop will explore a variety of student-centered approaches to problem-solving in the math classroom.