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Exploring Physics: Strategies for Teaching Mechanics

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The Storm King School

314 Mountain Road

New York, NY 12520

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Exploring Physics: Strategies for Teaching Mechanics

Led by​: Paul Feffer

In this workshop you will learn how to engage your students actively in learning Physics, specifically, the physics of motion, forces (Newton’s Laws), and energy. Paul Feffer, physics teacher at the Storm King School, will host a small group of physics teachers in an intense, stimulating two-week session. The workshop will focus on enabling the participants to integrate some of the best practices developed to date into their own classrooms. In “student mode”, teachers will participate as students would: carrying out experiments; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; representing their results in various ways, communicating with colleagues, and discovering the key underlying physical and mathematical relationships.

In “teacher mode”, participants will study, share and discuss pedagogical aspects and how to adapt instruction to a variety of student learning styles and levels of cognitive functioning, as well as the details of implementation in their own classrooms, including strategies for district-specific curricular requirements, class schedules and lab resources. Interested teachers should register as soon as possible; the workshop is strictly limited to a maximum of 12, so that all participants can practice leading selected activities and receive feedback from the group.

The first week of the workshop will focus on kinematics (uniform motion and accelerated motion), the basics of interactions and forces (Newton’s Third Law), and motion with no net force (Newton’s First Law). The second week will include motion with constant force (Newton’s Second Law), projectile motion, circular motion, energy storage and transfer, and (if time permits) momentum transfer.

Whether you are an experienced teacher or new to the teaching profession, you will feel excited and motivated for your upcoming school year after participating in this highly immersive and collaborative workshop. You will observe how this engaging approach promotes student-centered sense making, confidence, and appreciation for the nature of science. As with all of the STEMteacherNYC workshops, this workshop is led by teachers, for teachers, about teaching!

Participants will receive copies of recently designed curricular materials to use and modify as they wish, plus a free membership in the active online STEMteachersNYC Google Group community, with over 1,000 local STEM teacher-members available for discussion and collaboration.

*Note: This workshop is located at the Storm King School, located about 60 miles north of NYC on the west banks of the Hudson River. The school is in a beautiful setting next to Storm King State Park and Black Rock Forest, both with numerous hiking trails, and near the small town of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

**Note: This workshop requires a minimum number of participants. In the event there are not enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled, and a refund will be issued.


Early Bird Ticket Price $440 (Limited # of tickets!)

Early Bird Ticket Prices are for teachers who register early, and are paying for the workshop themselves - meaning they are not receiving financial support from their districts or other funding organizations.

Full Ticket Price $770

Full Ticket prices are for participants who receive financial support (from their school, district or other organization) to attend this workshop. See links below to download an invoice template which can be found on the following registration page. Email questions to Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org.

Invoice and Purchase Order Request:

Districts/Schools, to request an invoice for a STEMteachersNYC 2018 Summer Workshop, please fill out a quick invoice survey. This is a required step in order to process your request. Any questions regarding the PO process please contact karen@stemteachersnyc.org

Please send Purchase Orders (POs) to our Billing Office

Via Email: karen@stemteachersnyc.org

OR Via US Mail: STEMteachersNYC - Billing Office 245 West 107th Street, Suite 10B New York, NY 10025

Teachers! Ask your school to pay for your ticket! All the school needs to do is send us a Purchase Order (PO). Fill out our PO/Invoice survey and we will prepare you an invoice for you to submit to your school/district. Or just copy and paste the information above and let them know the workshop you want to attend. Don't be afraid to ask. There's always a chance the money will be available and they'll say yes, but if you don't ask, there's no chance at all.

Teacher Discounted Ticket $550

A teacher discounted price after the Early Bird tickets are sold out. These tickets are for teachers who are paying for the workshop themselves - meaning they are not receiving financial support from their districts or other funding organizations. Teachers will receive a CTLE certificate at the end of the workshop. (CTLE ID # 23385)

Please read the FAQs section below carefully before registering.


Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE CTLE Vendor?

Yes. STEMteachersNYC is a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) vendor for the New York City Department of Education (#STE-068881). New York State Teachers will receive a CTLE certificate at the end of the workshop. (CTLE ID # 23385)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about registration or tickets should be addressed to registration@STEMteachersNYC.org.

Questions about invoice/PO issues should be addressed to karen@STEMteachersNYC.org

Questions about our programs should be addressed to chris@STEMteachersNYC.org

I am interested in taking more than one workshop. Can I register for multiple workshops?

It depends: Many workshops overlap so look closely at the start and end dates. Be sure to choose workshops that do not overlap, as reservations are not refundable. If you need help deciding which workshop fits your needs best, please email Chris (chris@STEMteachersNYC.org).

Is the full workshop fee or the balance of the workshop fee refundable?

Refunds for the balance of the full workshop fee (that is, the full fee minus the reservation fee) must be requested within one (1) week of payment and at least four (4) weeks before the start of the workshop. All such requests must be accompanied by an acceptable, documented explanation. Judgments about acceptability of explanations and documentation, and about whether or not a refund will be issued are at the sole discretion of STEMteachersNYC and are final. Refunds will not include fees charged on the initial payment by Eventbrite, credit cards, and/or banks.

Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?

Not without authorization, please contact the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name, or if you wish to transfer your reservation to a different workshop.

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 the STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) to address this.

Can I receive college level credits?

No, but you will receive CTLE hours

Where can I find more information about STEMteachersNYC?

Visit our website: http://STEMTeachersNYC.org or email info@stemteachersnyc.org

How can I join STEMteachersNYC?

Click here it's free! http://stemteachersnyc.org/join/

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

Please note: We take photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC - a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings.

If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded - you must inform us at check-in. We will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.

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