Spin Me Around: Building a Conceptual Understanding of Circular Motion

October 14, 2017 Led by: Cat Garland and Claire DeChant If fidget spinners are any indication, students LOVE studying circular motion! In this 3-hour workshop we will spend time in both student-mode and teacher-mode building a conceptual understanding of circular motion by using a combination of hands-on exploration and practicing explaining our understanding using multiple

Systems, Center of Mass and Momentum

This workshop will explore how to help our students think like scientists by viewing phenomena in terms of systems and their interactions.

Coding in the Physics Classroom: Exploring new ways to approach the study of motion

This workshop will explore how teachers can use coding in the physics classroom to creatively involve students in solving complex problems via a step-by-step method using the computer.

Electricity & Magnetism Modeling

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.

Mechanics Modeling (NYS Regents aligned)

Learn a fantastic teaching method known as Modeling Instruction, and how it can help improve and deepen your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in physics.

“Can we have a group test?” Designing collaborative, active, alternative assessments for physics and chemistry classes

Led by​: Kelly O’Shea The Next Generation Science Standards require that students construct explanations and design solutions using scientific practices. Lab practicums are an engaging and effective way for students to demonstrate their understanding. At the same time, students often learn and work in groups, and scientists also work in teams. How can we design assessments