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Independent Workshops

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Below is our list of independent workshops utilizing Vernier technology. If you plan on having a workshop featuring Vernier equipment, please let us know and we will advertise it here.

Modeling Workshops for 2018

Physics Modeling Workshops™ (including mechanics, E&M, mechanical waves) are offered in:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Texas and Virginia
Chemistry, first and/or second semester Modeling Workshops™ are available in:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio and Texas
Biology Modeling Workshops™ are organized in:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York and Texas
Physical science and middle school workshops™ will be available in:
Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina and New Hampshire
A Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop™ is offered at
Arizona State University, July 9-20.



Wendy Hehemann
Modeling Workshop and Outreach Coordinator
American Modeling Teachers Association

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning

Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools. Graduate credit will be available through the University of Oregon.*

June 19-21, 2018, Portland, Oregon
Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton, Tufts University

Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning. These include Interactive Lecture Demonstration (ILDs), RealTime Physics (RTP) labs, Collaborative Problem-Solving Tutorials, Workshop Physics (WP), Physics with Video Analysis (PVA), and related online video analysis exercises. The course will also include the use of video analysis to identify analytic functions describing real data. Among other more recent developments are (1) 3rd ed. RTP E & M labs using video analysis, (2) ILDs using clickers, (3) online homework using Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs), and (4) distance learning and in class labs using the self-contained, wireless IOLab (or other wireless data acquisition devices). Topics will be chosen from both semesters of introductory physics. Research on the effectiveness of these strategies will also be discussed.

The tools and software used in these active learning curricula are compatible with Macintosh and Windows OS, and with the popular interfaces and sensors. Participants will receive complimentary printed copies of the curricula (published by Wiley and Vernier, and also available for high school use as the ABP High School E-dition). Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite, a comprehensive book by E.F. Redish (University of Maryland) on strategies for implementing physics education research-based curricula, will also be distributed.

The course fee is $225. (Early bird registration until April 15 is $195.)

* Up to three graduate credits from the University of Oregon will be available for an additional/credit.



David Sokoloff
Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Phone: 541-221-6543
Fax: 541-346-5861

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