ISLE (Investigative Science Learning Environment - Learning physics while practicing the processes of science)
TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) Workshop
one of the Physics Workshops for the 21st Century
(supported in part by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) by the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF))
at Monroe Community College (Brighton Campus) in Rochester, NY
with Paul D'Alessandris as our local host and
featuring workshop leaders
Eugenia Etkina from Rutgers University bio, home page plus home page in the Graduate School of Education
Alan Van Heuvelen from Rutgers University bio and old web site at Ohio State University
Tom O'Kuma (Lee College, Baytown, TX) bio and
Curtis Hieggelke (Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL)
Workshop Hotel Information-
Participants (non-local) will be provided a reserved non-smoking room (shared with another participant) paid for by the Physics Workshops for the 21st Century Workshop Project for Wednesday through Saturday night at the Ramada Inn, 800 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623. We will reserve your hotel room for you for these nights. The Ramada InnÄôs telephone number is (585) 475-9190 if you are coming early or staying later.
Due to limited number of rooms available, sharing a room is preferred. If you wish to have a single room or if you are planning to bring your spouse, the grant will pay half the cost of the room for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Please confirm your final arrangements to Paul D'Alessandris (email@example.com).
Upon departure, you will be responsible for any room service and telephone charges accrued throughout your entire stay as well as any other extra charges.
Ground Airport Transportation Information-Upon arrival at the Greater Rochester International Airport on Wednesday, April 13, go to the baggage claim area and pick up your luggage. Call the Ramada Inn at 585-475-9190, or from the courtesy phones near the care rental desks, to arrange shuttle pick-up.
TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) information
Physics Teaching Technology Resource video web site at Rutgers
Workshop Supporter Links-
Vernier Software & Technology They support the workshops by the optional daily post-workshop discussion sessions for all the workshops in addition to supporting the MBL workshop through equipment and software.
Prentice Hall, part of the Pearson Education family of companies, provides in this workshop the Ranking Task Exercises in Physics by Thomas O'Kuma, David Maloney, and Curtis Hieggelke (published as part of the Series in Educational Innovation)
Addison Wesley also part of the Pearson Education family of companies supported this workshop by providing travel and workshop lodging for Alan Van Heuvelen and Eugenia Etkina. They publish ActivPhysicss now and will be publishing the ISLE materials in the future.
Links to workshop related papers
Mestre, J.P. "Cognitive aspects of learning and teaching science." In S.J. Fitzsimmons & L.C. Kerpelman (Eds.), Teacher Enhancement for Elementary and Secondary Science and Mathematics: Status, Issues and Problems (pp. 3-1 - 3-53). Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation (NSF 94-80).
Illinois Skill Standards. A project funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. Supported by partner agencies and administered by the Department of Workforce Education and Development SIUC
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