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Visualizing Physical & Math Systems via Processing Language Programming


Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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Workshop Titles: 

1. Common Core Alignment and Modeling Electrical Circuits (leaders:  Seth Guinals-Kupperman and J. Pravin Kumar) - (THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.)

2. Visualizing Physical and Math Systems via Processing Language Programming (leaders:  Nathan Finney and Fernand Brunschwig) - (THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 8.)


1. Common Core Alignment and Modeling Electrical Circuits - CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED.

2. Adventures in Programming: Visualizing Physical and Math Systems - TO BE HELD DEC 8.

The Workshop is led by Nathan Finney and Fernand Brunschwig.  Get started with programming in the user-friendly Processing language. Create visual representations you can use in your classroom. Engage kids in programming as an organic part of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) studies and as an entry to the dynamic world of computer science.

You will get started quickly with the Processing language in a team of colleagues focused on a common subject area. Your team will build a visualization/demonstration of a concept or physical system at an appropriate level of difficulty, We will provide a variety of workable ideas as possible starting points.

WHO SHOULD COME? If you teach a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, or math) subject, you will find this workshop useful. Computer programmers, with or without Processing or teaching experience, are also welcome, as is anyone wishing to get started in programming.

MATERIALS: Bring a computer to which you have administrative access. Before the workshop, follow the instructions in < http://Processing.org/tutorials/gettingstarted/> to download and install Processing. If you need help, please arrive 15 minutes early so we can provide support.

What can you do with the Processing language? Processing is streamlined for design and for creating visual representations. You can draw objects quickly, move them around, have them interact, . . . . In particular, vectors and geometrical figures are easy to represent and manipulate in Processing. Examples are at <Processing.org/examples/>. Or, even better, download and startup Processing on your computer, run some of the programs in File>>Examples, and you’ll be off and running!

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To join PhysicsTeachersNYC, fill out survey: <tinyurl.com/modelingsurvey>

(Members find out about workshops first and can sign up before others.) 



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 receive your discount code, please send an email to Zhanna Glazenburg (ptnyctreasurer@gmail.com). 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 (ptnyctreasurer@gmail.com), Treasurer, PhysicsTeachersNYC.

Is the reservation fee refundable?

No, please be sure you are able to attend the workshop prior to registring for it. If you mistakenly register for 2 workshops that take place at the same time, we will not be able to refund the fee.

Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?

No, please contact Zhanna Glazenburg (ptnyctreasurer@gmail.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 (ptnyctreasurer@gmail.com) to address this.

Have questions about Visualizing Physical & Math Systems via Processing Language Programming? Contact STEMteachersNYC

When & Where

Room 404 OR 414, Zankel Hall, Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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STEMteachersNYC was founded 2011 by a group of 25 teachers. With 550 current teacher-members and growing,  STEMteachersNYC is a leading force for improving science education in the tri-state area.  In affiliation with the American Modeling Teachers Association, STEMteachersNYC conducts 3-week summer modeling workshops as well as monthly 3-hour  weekend workshops during the school year. STEMteachersNYC is devoted to excellence in science teaching with a general focus on Modeling Instruction and similar hands-on approaches.

Modeling Instruction is a pedagogy that uses student-driven authentic laboratory investigations to help students construct, refine and apply the fundamental conceptual models that form the content core of the sciences.  Students represent these models in multiple ways and share their understanding with their fellow students to promote deep understanding. In professional development workshops, teachers perform experiments in “student mode” using Modeling Instruction curriculum resources just as their students would, then discuss how they might work in classrooms in “teacher mode” conversationsIf you'd like to read more about it, go to  www.modelinginstruction.org or take a look at Chapter 1 of  Introductory Physics by Robert Karplus, the intellectual father of the model approach.

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