Visualizing Physical & Math Systems via Processing Language Programming
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
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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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will be asked to present a current TC student card at the door on the day of the workshop.
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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?
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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 (an affiliate of the American Modeling Teachers Association)
STEMteachersNYC (originally PhysicsTeachersNYC) 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 science 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 3-hour workshops on weekends during the school year. STEMteachersNYC is devoted to excellence in STEM 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, Gregg Swackhamer, and Larry Dukerich, as well as by many others across the country. Over 6000 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 Chapter 1 of Introductory Physics: A Model Approach by Robert Karplus (book) or (eBook -- use "guest" for login and password).