Workshops at 2013 NES-AAPT Meeting at Milton

Workshop 1:  InterLACE   (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment)  is an educational research project at Tufts University conducted by the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal is to develop a software tool kit and complementary innovative activities to support collaborative inquiry learning in high school STEM classrooms.  Participants will be introduced to this tool kit in a hands on workshop.  Please bring an iPad, tablet, or laptop.  Presented by Leslie Schneider (Tufts University), Ethan Danahy (Tufts University) and Gary Garber (Boston University Academy)

Workshop 2:  Faster and Faster, Back to Galileo by American Modeling Teacher’s Association. Presented by Mark Schober (Trinity School, NYC), Dean Meggison and James Vesenka (University of New England): “Come join us for a brief introduction to modeling physics instruction, recognized by US DOE as an Exemplary and Promising Science Program since 2001.  True to the name we will model the process with a simple low-tech hands-on lab activity that ties together physics concepts through multiple representations.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop, iPad, etc with graphing software in order to analyze the lab activities and to link to electronic resources.  Computers will be available at the workshop as well.”

Workshop 3: Build a Photoelectric Effect Apparatus make’n’take:   Funded by the AAPT Bauder Fund!  It’s a complete working piece that uses LEDs and only needs a voltmeter, and students at any level can easily do a Photoelectric Effect experiment.  Presented by David Strum (University of Maine)