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 firstname.lastname@example.org