physics

3 Reasons to Fall for STEM this March

3 Reasons to Fall for STEM this March This March is jam-packed with some amazing STEM professional learning opportunities with 3 new workshops offerings! Looking for ways to reach ELL students? Concerned about Climate Change and wondering how to best teach about it? Or thinking about new ways to empower your students to become a

Computational Thinking & Coding in Physics Computational thinking is the use of computers to simulate and study complex systems. It is widely recognized as an essential skill for the future workforce and success in STEM and is also a perfect tool for the physics classroom. The use of simple programs and simulations with modifiable code allows students to visually and graphically
Exploring Physics: Strategies for Teaching Mechanics In this workshop you will learn how to engage your students actively in learning Physics, specifically, the physics of motion, forces (Newton’s Laws), and energy. In this workshop you will learn how to engage your students actively in learning Physics, specifically, the physics of motion, forces (Newton’s Laws), and energy. Paul Feffer, physics teacher at
Graphical Applications in Math and Physics: Using Desmos and Simulations

In this workshop, we’ll learn about many of the functions of Desmos, a free online graphing calculator, with a focus on how to use Desmos to make meaning of mathematics.

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