Computational Modeling Physics First Application Form
Join the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA), STEMteachersNYC, and Bootstrap's Pyret team for a 3-week development project in New York City from July 31 - August 18, 2017, to integrate computational modeling in Modeling Physics First.

Read more about this effort here: http://aapt.org/K12/K12-Blog.cfm#24January2016

** Please note that we have reached full capacity and already have a waiting list as of April 1. However, we welcome you to complete the application, and we will notify you (and save your responses) when we open the application period in early 2018. **

Over the next three years, this program, funded by the National Science Foundation and 100Kin10, aims to develop research-based teaching approaches and resources to enhance the teaching of physics through the inclusion of programming. This is a development workshop, not a training workshop. All participants are expected to be active innovative teachers familiar with Modeling approaches who are willing and able to contribute to the development of new methods and approaches.

We are seeking teachers from around the nation who have the following characteristics:
- Experience teaching 8th or 9th grade physics (Physics First)
- Completed at least one Modeling Instruction in Physics workshop
- Implemented Modeling Instruction successfully in their physics classrooms
- Interest in integrating computer science and physics (No prior computer science experience is necessary.)
- Evidence of being an innovative teacher in their instructional approach, curriculum development, and/or educational technology

Participant expectations include the following:
- Development of 3-4 computational modeling physics curriculum modules during the 3-week workshop in New York City
- Participation in virtual monthly check-ins
- Engagement in data collection requirements and surveys for research purposes throughout the year

Workshop participants who successfully complete their development project will receive:
- $3,000 stipend for 3-week workshop
- $500 stipend for academic year involvement
- Travel, lodging, and meals (for non-local participants)

For further information regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Rebecca Vieyra, AAPT K-12 Program Manager at rvieyra@aapt.org

Application
This application consists of two parts:
Section 1: Personal Information and Teaching Experience
Section 2: 21-question multiple choice survey of your level of comfort in teaching physics and computation. (This is for research purposes only, and has no bearing on your selection for participation).
Personal Information
Last Name
Your answer
First Name
Your answer
E-mail Address
Your answer
Home Mailing Address
Your answer
Cell Phone
Your answer
Education (please list undergraduate and graduate degrees and major, year earned, and institution)
Your answer
Teaching Experience
Name of School where You Teach
Your answer
Address of School where You Teach
Your answer
Is your school located in the state of New York? (Note that 12 spots are reserved for national participants, and 9 are reserved for participants from New York).
Is your school a "high-needs" school? (This is typically determined based upon one or more of the following factors: (1) high percentage of student families living in poverty, (2) high percentage of secondary teachers not teaching in their content area of expertise, (3) high teacher turnover rate.) Please state YES or NO, and include additional information describing the challenges faced by your school, if applicable.
Your answer
CURRENT physics teaching experience (select only courses and grades that you are teaching DURING the 2016-2017 academic year).
Physics First (8th or 9th grade only)
Conceptual Physics (not Physics First)
Algebra-based Physics (not Physics First)
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C
IB Physics
8th grade
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
12th grade
PRIOR physics teaching experience (select only courses and grades that you are teaching/have taught BEFORE the 2016-2017 academic year).
Physics First (8th or 9th grade only)
Conceptual Physics (not Physics First)
Algebra-based Physics (not Physics First)
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C
IB Physics
8th grade
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
12th grade
List the total number of years you have been teaching physics.
Your answer
List the total number of years you have taught overall (physics + other content areas)
Your answer
Have you ever attended a workshop organized by STEMteachersNYC?
How many Modeling Instruction workshops have you attended? (Note: Please only note "full" Modeling Instruction workshops that typically last 2-3 weeks in length. Please do not count any "teaser" or "introductory" workshops you might have attended.)
List the physics Modeling Instruction workshops you have taken, if any (include topic, approximate date, leader, and # of weeks)
Your answer
List the total number of weeks of Modeling Instruction workshops you have taken
Your answer
To what extent have you implemented Modeling Instruction in your classroom?
For how many years have you implemented Modeling Instruction in a significant way?
Do you and your students have access to computers during class time? Please describe your school's technology access. (Do you have one-to-one desktops/laptops/tablets; if you have computer labs, how frequently can you reserve them during class time? Etc.)
Your answer
Describe your experience and skill level in computer programming (and specify languages, if relevant). NOTE: Prior experience programming is NOT a requirement!
Your answer
Describe your interest in and experience (if any) with integrating computer programming and computational thinking into your teaching of physics (or other sciences).
Your answer
Please feel free to add any other information about you that you believe might be relevant to the selection committee.
Your answer
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