Archive | February, 2020

Workshop: Energize your physics class with computation/modeling, April 4, Boston

25 Feb

There is a 1-day workshop on Saturday, April 4 2020, at Tufts University on integrating computation into high school and college physics courses. More information including registration can be found here:  

  I speak from personal experience that you will leave the workshop having learned something that you will want to use, be it an activity with spreadsheet, a problem with Python, or just an idea to try. Please share this email with your colleagues whom you think might be interested. Early bird registration ($20) ends March 22.

Who should attend:
Any physics educators within striking distance of the Boston area that want to energize their physics courses! The scope of this workshop is appropriate for physics teachers from high schools, 2-year colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities.

The workshop will include demonstrations and discussions about various aspects of integrating computational activities into physics courses at all levels from introductory to advanced.  There will also be guided working time wherein participants will explore tested computational exercises, and will build an outline that will serve as the beginning of a plan for integrating computational activities into their specific courses. Finally, by participating in this workshop participants will become plugged into a growing and supportive community of like-minded physics educators dedicated to improving the physics curriculum. The support system includes a repository of developed computational materials as well as dedicated online and personal community support.

Best wishes,
Jay Wang
Physics, UMass Dartmouth