Workshop Leader: Kofi Donnelly, Head of Science, The Heschel School, NY, NY
Workshop Title: Models of Light
General Description: This workshop will focus on building, testing and applying the particle, wave, and photon models for light. Participants will work through two or more of the key experiments in “student mode” and discuss them in “teacher mode.” Experiments under consideration include the pinhole camera, the double slit experiment, and the photoelectric effect. We are planning to use both “real world” apparatus and selected simulations.
Who Should Attend:
Middle, high school, and university teachers, and prospective teachers, of physics and physical science. Teachers of biology and other sciences, as well as elementary teachers, also may find this workshop useful.
Is there a fee to attend this workshop?
Yes. There is a $10 attendance fee.
Is there a special pricing for TC students for this workshop?
Yes. TC students recieve a 50% discount on PTNYC workshops. To recieve your discount code, please send an email to Zhanna Glazenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will be asked to present a current TC student card at the door on the day of the workshop.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?Questions about registration and payments for this event should be addressed to Zhanna Glazenburg (email@example.com), Treasurer, PhysicsTeachersNYC.
Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?
No, please contact Zhanna Glazenburg (Zhanna@windowoffire.com) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name.
Can I update my reservation information?
Yes, you can update your reservation information.
The name on the reservation/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, please contact Zhanna Glazenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org) to address this.
When & Where
STEMteachersNYC was originated in summer of 2011 by a group of teachers as a teacher-led physics study group. The founders were all practitioners of Modeling Instruction, developed by university and high school physics teachers over the past 20 years through a collaborative process that continues as one of the primary activities of the American Modeling Teachers Association. STEMteachersNYC is affiliated with the AMTA and conducts 3-week summer modeling workshops as well as monthly 3-hour meetings on weekends during the school year. PTNYC is devoted to excellence in science teaching with a general focus on modeling instruction and similar approaches.
Modeling Instruction. The use of modeling in teaching was pioneered by Robert Karplus in his 1969 textbook, "Introductory Physics: A Modeling Approach. Modeling Instruction was subsequently developed at Arizona State University by David Hestenes, Malcom Wells, and Gregg Swackhamer, as well as by many others across the country. Over 500 teachers have taken teacher-led Modeling Instruction workshops in the summer, and the best way to learn about Modeling Instruction is by taking a summer workshop. If you'd like to read more about it, go to American Modeling Teachers Association or take a look at the Chapter 1 of Introductory Physics by Robert Karplus.