Monday, April 9, 2012

Physics Summer Content Institutes

Physics Summer Content Institutes
 Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary  Education
 Physics I:  Mechanics and Energy
 Physics II: E&M and Waves

 - No Cost to Massachusetts Teachers
 - Great Activities
 - $500 Worth of Equipment
 - 67 PDPs
 - Optional Graduate Credit

 Contact:     Mark D.Greenman
 Phone:       781-248-4952
 WEB Site:
 Physics I: Mechanics & Energy
 Investigations will involve the study of motion, change in motion,  force, work, energy and power.
 Dates:       July16-20 and July 23-26 (9-days), 8:00 A.M. to 3:00
 Follow-up: September 22, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
 Location:   (Tentative) Boston University, Boston, MA
 Physics II: E&M and Waves
 Investigations will involve the study of electricity, magnetism and  waves.
 Dates:       August7-10 and August 13-17 (9-days), 8:30 A.M. to 3:30
 Follow-up: September 29, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
 Location:   UMASS Lowell Olney Hall, Lowell, MA
 Course Overview: These will be collegial, hands-on laboratory-based  courses that are especially relevant to physics teachers in grades 7  through 12 and special education staff supporting students who are  learning physics concepts.  These physics courses will help you  develop more competencies in physics and increase your comfort in  using technology resources in support of practices that align with  the National Research Council -A Framework for K-12 Science
 Education:  Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas+ and  teaching concepts and content related to the Massachusetts state  frameworks standards in high school and middle school physics.

 We will use a mix of traditional equipment and computer probe-ware to  gather and analyze data to facilitate -learning from nature.+  The  -minds-on+ pedagogy of Interactive Laboratory Experience (ILEs) and
 - Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs), developed at The Center
 - for Science and Mathematics Teaching at Tufts University, will be
 - modeled throughout the institute. Teachers will leave this
 - institute with classroom activities, written resources and an
 - assortment of supplies and equipment to support a technology
 - enhanced physics curriculum.