Electricity & Magnetism Modeling - Online Workshop
July 5 - July 22, 2022

Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Class is limited to 16 Registrants
Cost: $575

Workshops run online via Zoom
Monday - Friday - 8:00AM to 12:00PM

The Zoom Link for the class will be provided via email to registered participants prior to the start of the session.

Course Description

An intensive three-week online course (45 hours of contact time) designed to introduce teachers to Modeling Instruction, a model-centered, guided inquiry method of pedagogy, within the specific context of teaching high school physics. The course will focus on models for Electricity and Magnetism. Participants will actively engage in the roles of both student and instructor as they practice the questioning and inquiry-based instructional skills essential to Modeling Instruction. Particular attention will be given to various methods of enhancing student engagement through white-boarding discussions.

Participants will work collaboratively utilizing Zoom and Google Suite as they learn to teach physics through models. Instruction will also emphasize content knowledge within the specific structure and sequence of models that allow students to describe, explain, predict, design, and control observable phenomena to create a historical progression of physical concepts. These models may take numerous forms, including physical objects, pictures or drawings, written descriptions, mathematical expressions, graphs or diagrams, or computer models. Modeling Instruction helps students develop the conceptual knowledge that enriches the computational and symbolic understanding of physics 

The content focuses on the core units of introductory high school physics: Charge Behavior and Interaction, Potential, Circuits, Magnetism, and Electromagnetic Induction.

COMPLETION

Each participant will receive a digital copy of all course material.

Graduate Level Credits

Participants may also earn up to 3 Graduate Level Credits from the University of the Pacific for an additional $79.00 per credit. Participants will need to contact Darren Broder directly if they are interested in earning these credits for the workshops. Do not include the fee for Graduate credits now.


Mechanics Modeling Online Workshop
July 25- August 12, 2022

Deadline to register is Monday, July 18, 2022
Class is limited to 16 Registrants
Cost: $575

Workshops run online via Zoom
Monday - Friday - 8:00AM to 12:00PM

The Zoom Link for the class will be provided via email to registered participants prior to the start of the session.

Course Description

An intensive three-week online course (45 hours of contact time) designed to introduce teachers to Modeling Instruction, a model-centered, guided inquiry method of pedagogy, within the specific context of teaching high school physics. The course will focus on models for Mechanics. Participants will actively engage in the roles of both student and instructor as they practice the questioning and inquiry-based instructional skills essential to Modeling Instruction. Particular attention will be given to various methods of enhancing student engagement through white-boarding discussions.

Participants will work collaboratively utilizing Zoom and Google Suite as they learn to teach physics through Models. Instruction will also emphasize content knowledge within the specific structure and sequence of models that allow students to describe, explain, predict, design, and control observable phenomena to create a historical progression of physical concepts. These models may take numerous forms, including physical objects, pictures or drawings, written descriptions, mathematical expressions, graphs or diagrams, or computer models. Modeling Instruction helps students develop the conceptual knowledge that enriches the computational and symbolic understanding of physics. 

The content focuses on the core units of introductory High School Physics: Scientific Thinking in Experimental Settings, Constant Velocity, Constant Acceleration, Free Particle, Constant Force, 2-D Particle, Energy, Central Force and Impulsive Force.

COMPLETION

Each participant will receive a digital copy of all course material.

Graduate Level Credits

Participants may also earn up to 3 Graduate Level Credits from the University of the Pacific for an additional $79.00 per credit. Participants will need to contact Darren Broder directly if they are interested in earning these credits for the workshops. Do not include the fee for Graduate credits now.


 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Darren Broder has been a High School Physics teacher for twenty-five years. He has also taught as an adjunct physics instructor at Siena College for 20 years. Mr. Broder is considered an expert in the Modeling Method for Physics instruction and has been leading workshops, both in-person and on-line in mechanics, E&M, mechanical waves and light for the past 23 years. Darren was trained in the Modeling methodology over two intensive summers at the University of Central Florida in 1998 and 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from SUNY Albany in 1989, his Masters in Physics from Arizona State University in 1994, and his secondary teaching certification from Union College in 1996.