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Introduction to Coding Physics Simulations for Teachers (HS)

March 25 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of the JavaScript within the p5.js environment with a focus on constructing physics simulations.

Introduction to Coding Physics Simulations for Teachers

Leader: Paul Feffer

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9am-12pm EDT

About the Workshop

In this professional development workshop for teachers, we will learn the basics of the JavaScript programming language within the p5.js environment with a focus on constructing physics simulations. Javascript is one of the most popular programming languages today which is used for web app development and desktop and mobile applications. p5.js is a JavaScript library of “tools” designed for creative coding with easy access to graphics and animation. These capabilities make p5.js ideal for physics teachers with little or no programming experience to start coding physics simulations!

While three hours is hardly enough time for the briefest of introductions, you will learn enough to get started and to find resources to continue your journey. As we cover some basic programming concepts, you will code simulations for objects (1) moving at constant velocity, (2) accelerating under the influence of a net force such as gravity, allowing us to simulate projectile motion, and (3) oscillating under a linear restoring force (a.k.a. a spring). As time permits, we may also explore simulating orbital dynamics, and how to use “leapfrog” integration to ensure a stable oscillatory motion that conserves energy.

Cost:  $25 (Limited # of tickets!)

STEMteachersNYC delivers professional development workshops for teachers, by teachers, about teaching, since 2011. All workshops over 2hrs offer CTLE. CUNY Pre-service teachers may attend for free; Brooklyn College Pre-service teachers receive Field Site hours. Please reach out if your school requires an invoice. We are an NYCDOE MTAC Vendor.

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Email general questions to [email protected] Note this workshop requires a minimum number of participants. In the event there are not enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled, and a refund will be issued.

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FAQs

Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE CTLE Vendor?

Yes. STEMteachersNYC is a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) vendor for the New York City Department of Education (#STE-068881). New York State Teachers will receive a CTLE certificate at the end of the workshop.  (CTLE ID # 23385)

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Is the full workshop fee or the balance of the workshop fee refundable? 

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The name on the reservation/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

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Can I receive college level credits?

In-service teachers will receive CTLE hours.

Pre-service teachers whose college is participating in our “field-site hours” program will recieve field site hours or credit depending on that institution’s partnership agreement. Please make sure to include your faculty advisor or course professor’s name and contact when registering.

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