Modeling & PER Workshop

November 14-16, 2002

Walnut, CA

Stipend Criteria


I.      Participants may choose to do a project after the workshop for which they could receive a stipend of $150. Projects may be chosen from the following categories (but are not limited to this list):


A.           Technician Education Module Development

1.    Development of an industrial or manufacturing application module for use in introductory physics related to technician education.

B.   M/PER Module Development

1.    Development of a set (3-5) of ranking tasks on a topic other than translational dynamics. OR

2.    Development of a set (3-5) of working backwards problems on a topic. OR

3.    Development of a set (3-5) of conceptual multiple choice assessment questions for a topic.


C.   Presentation of a paper at a state or national meeting involving a

                         topic that ties into technician education.


D.   General Areas

Implementation of an M/PER workshop related aspect into your introductory physics curriculum.

1.              Workshops or public presentations on a M/PER workshop related   

       topic given.

2.              For peers at their high school/college, or high school/college in the area, and at meetings of local physics organizations.

3.              For colleagues at high school, middle school, and elementary schools during in-service programs or as separate function programs.

4.              For community service organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, PTAs, etc.

5.              Writing and submitting an article or letter having to do with M/PER for the CaFD or possibly a local newspaper.


E.    Extension of a workshop related aspect (standards, assessment, etc.) introduced at the M/PER workshop.


II.            The finished written materials, program disks, copy of the talk, or other support materials should be submitted as part of your “report”.


III.                                   Funds of $150 per participant are available.


Each participant will need to submit a Participant Stipend Request Form with your finished materials to Curtis Hieggelke at Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938. A summary account of your project would be useful.