PHYSICS 5186 Studies in Modeling Instruction and Prisms: Mechanics -- 4 unit(s)

This is a graduate physics content and pedagogy course specifically developed for the 2013-14 Iowa Regents Modeling and PRISMS Workshop - professional development for high school physics and physical science teachers. The workshop includes a 3-week summer institute on the UNI campus followed with 2013-14 academic year professional development and support. Participating teachers are required to participate in both summer and academic year components. Participants are also required to implement instructional methods and resources they are introduced to during the summer in their physics and/or physical science classrooms. This course introduces the physics and pedagogy of Modeling Instruction and Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students (PRISMS) PLUS with the focus on mechanics. The course introduces high school physics education research-based instructional methods and resources within the context of national/state science education initiatives. Participants will be engaged in hands-on activities and projects that involve physical data collection and analysis in the role of "students" with follow up discussions and reflections on how these materials and techniques may be adapted for high school physics classrooms in the role of "professional colleagues".

Term: Summer 2013

Start/End Date: Jun 10, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013
Meeting Time: Mon-Fri
Meets on campus Mondays-Thursdays from 8am-6:30pm and Fridays 8:30am-3:30pm. Meets in PHY 114 June 10-28, LNG 243 June 10-21, and PHY 314 June 24-28.

Location (Facility ID): PHY 114, LNG 243, PHY 314

Instruction Mode: In Person

Instructor(s): Lawrence Escalada, Professor

Class Section: 60

Class Nbr: 2516
If two numbers are listed, undergraduate level class number is listed first, graduate level class number is listed second.

Tuition: $50/unit (paid by grant) plus technology fee

Course Notes: This is not an open course; enrollment by application and selection only.

To enroll:

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For more information:

Carolina Wilson, Continuing and Distance Education
Phone: 800-648-3864 or 319-273-2121

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