Read more about this effort here: http://aapt.org/K12/K12-Blog.cfm#24January2016
** Please note that the 2017 summer workshop took place July 30-August 18, 2017. 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)- Interest in integrating computer science and Modeling Instruction in physics (No prior computer science or Modeling Instruction experience is necessary.)- Evidence of being an innovative teacher in their instructional approach, curriculum development, and/or educational technology
Participant expectations include the following:- Full attendance at the 2-week professional development workshop- Participation in virtual monthly check-ins during the school year - Engagement in data collection requirements and surveys (from teacher participants and their students) for research purposes throughout the year
Workshop participants who successfully complete their development project will receive:- $2,000 stipend for 2-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