Read more about this effort and see sample curricular resources here: https://www.aapt.org/K12/Computational-Modeling-in-Physics-First.cfm
This National Science Foundation-sponsored project aims to develop research-based teaching approaches and resources to enhance the teaching of physics through the inclusion of programming. This workshop is part of a dissemination and research effort to implement computation-integrated resources developed by middle and high school physics teachers in development workshops in 2016 and 2017.
We are seeking teachers from around the nation who have the following characteristics:- Experience teaching 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 willing to experiment with their instructional and curricular approach.- Evidence of institutional/administrative support for the inclusion of programming in their Physics First course(s).
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 the workshop and participate in academic-year activities will receive:- $1,000 stipend for successfully completing the 2-week workshop- $1,500 stipend for academic year involvement in 2018-2019 school year- 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 email@example.com
SECTION 2: Upload of Letter of Support from an administrator. This letter of support from a school-level administrator should include the following components (click through application to see further details in Section 2):
--> Statement of support for the teacher's involvement in this project.
--> Statement on availability of computers or computer labs to students.
--> Statement of willingness to work with this grant's researchers and the teacher to permit data collection. SECTION 3: 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).
Upon submission, you will receive a personal notification that it has been received. Candidates may be requested to complete a brief phone or video conference interview before final selections are made.