Submitted by kcecire
on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:42
|Week of: (1)||Meetings (2)||Workshops||Facilitator(s) (3)|
KU (Jun 6-7)
Idaho State (Cosmic)
Purdue Calumet (LIGO, Jun 9-10)
Rice/Houston (CMS Data, 7-8 Jun)
KU (LIGO, Jun 6-7)
Minnesota (Jun 13-15)
Cincinnati (Jun 13-14)
Minnesota (Cosmic, Jun 13-15)
Cincinnati (LIGO, Jun 13-14)
ATLAS masterclass (Jun 22)
Ole Miss (Jun 27-28)
Purdue (LIGO, Jun 28-29)
Special CMS Masterclass at FNAL (Jun 30)
|July 3||Syracuse (Jul 6-8)||Syracuse (CMS Data, Jul 6-7)||Wood|
Riverside, Jul 14-15
SMU (Jul 16)
Riverside (CMS e-Lab, Jul 14-15)
|July 17||AAPT (Jul 18-20) (4)|
Fermilab (Jul 27-29)
SMU (Jul 25, 29-30)
BHSU (LIGO, Jul 25-26)
Fermilab (CMS e-Lab)
FSU (LIGO, Jul 25-26)
Vanderbilt (LIGO, Jul 26-27)
Iowa (CMS Data, Jul 28-29)
SMU (Jul 31)
Penn (Aug 3-4)
Penn (ATLAS Data, Aug 3-4)
Boston (Aug 8-10)
Virginia (Aug 8-10)
Virtual (Aug 11-13)
KSU (CMS e-Lab, 11-12 Aug)
|August 21||Buffalo (Aug 22-24)|
- Sunday of each week.
- Meetings are M-F unless other dates are given.
- For QuarkNet workshops only.
- American Association of Physics Teachers Summer 2016 meeting, Sacramento CA
Each QuarkNet Center will have a Staff member or a Leadership fellow to be the main point of contact with QuarkNet Central. The assigments are:
All times are in U.S. Central Time.
|Saturday May 14||Sunday May 15|
08:00-10:00 Opening General Session (all)
10:00-11:00 Break and Breakout Session 1
11:00-12:00 QuarkNet Website Training
13:00-13:30 Data Portfolio Discussion
13:30-16:30 Breakout Session 2
16:30-17:00 End-of-Day Reflection (all)
08:00-08:30 Regroup and Plan for Day (all)
08:30-10:00 Lesson Study 1
10:30-12:00 Begin Shower Study (Cosmic)
Lesson Study 2 (all others)
12:02-14:30 Breakout Session 3
14:30-15:00 Closing session and Depart
Template 1: One Day Workshop.
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Participating teachers/students/etc will be able to:
- do this
- do this
- explain that
Date and times should be adjusted.
Agenda, Tuesday 11 July 2017
13:00 More activities
15:00 More things to do
15:30 Reflection and evaluation
16:00 End of workshop
Click 'Read More' for Two and Three Day Workshop Templates.
QuarkNet offers a variety of summer workshops for our centers. These are facilitated by staff or fellows, who come to the center to work with teachers. The table below summarizes the workshops currently available.
|Workshop||Fellows group||Duration||Brief Description||Sample Agenda||Contact|
|ATLAS Data||LHC||2 days||Teachers learn to use Data Portfolio activities of increasing sophisitication from simple preparatory exercises (Level I) through masterclass measurements (Level II). The emphasis is on putting ATLAS Data into the hands of students and planning implementation of the activities that do this. This workshop also serves as a good preparation for a robust teacher role in facilitation of a ATLAS local or international masterclass||Oklahoma State 2014||Ken Cecire|
|CMS Data||LHC||2 days||Teachers learn to use Data Portfolio activities of increasing sophisitication from simple preparatory exercises (Level I) through masterclass measurements (Level II). The emphasis is on putting CMS Data into the hands of students and planning implementation of the activities that do this. This workshop also serves as a good preparation for a robust teacher role in facilitation of a CMS local or international masterclass||Fermilab 2015||Ken Cecire|
|CMS e-Lab||LHC||2-3 days||Teachers learn to lead students into investigations of CMS data in the CMS e-Lab (Level III). They become familiar with CMS e-Lab resources and datasets and perform a short investigation on which they may create and present online posters. Teachers develop a plan for implementing the e-Lab with students, including a consideration of the types of research questions that the e-Lab supports.||Purdue 2013||Ken Cecire|
|Cosmic Ray e-Lab||Cosmic||3 days||Teachers learn to develop scientific research projects with their students, using Cosmic Ray muons as their laboratory. They are introduced to Cosmic Rays and explore the use of scintillation detectors that are common in HEP collaborations. Teachers split into research teams: building detectors, developing research questions, uploading and analyzing data, and reporting on findings. Hands-on experience with e-Lab tools prepares participants to design and to analyze many types of measurements with muons, as well as to mentor student research groups.||Idaho State 2015 (below)||Mark Adams|
|LIGO e-Lab||not applicable||2 days||LIGO operates a seismic array at each of its two observatory locations to monitor the impact of seismic noise on the project's gravitational wave detectors. The LIGO e-Lab invites students to undertake investigations using these seismic data sets. The LIGO e-Lab workshop will allow teachers to gain experience with LIGO's seismic data and to develop a plan for implementing the e-Lab with students, including a consideration of the types of research questions that the e-Lab supports.||Univ. of Kansas 2016||Shane Wood|
Don't see a workshop that fits your needs? Contact a QuarkNet staff member!
Idaho State 2015:
- cosmic ray lecture by mentor
- guided tour of the a) QuarkNet Program b) detector, c) Cosmic e-Lab
- split into research teams
- pose a research, workshop question
- work time: build detectors, “on-air”, upload data, research, investigation, build posters
- report on findings
- setup teacher e-Lab accounts
- discuss classroom approaches
QuarkNet Data Camp
Fermilab, Batavia IL
July (usually second or third week)
$0 - All expenses paid, plus additional $500 stipend provided
|Data Camp is designed to be an introductory workshop for both new and veteran teachers of physics and physical science. We welcome both those teachers who have little to no experience with QuarkNet and the world of high energy particle physics, and who are looking for a kickstart; as well as experienced QuarkNet teachers who have little experience with quantitative analysis of LHC data.|
We have tried to make this different from a traditional teacher workshop by putting emphasis on an authentic data analysis experience, in which the teachers get to play the student role by learning a challenging topic they may initially know very little about!
In the beginning of the week, teachers will receive a real dataset from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment, and will work in small groups to analyze the dataset. Groups will use these data to determine the mass of particles produced during LHC proton-proton collisions and detected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. Successful completion of this phase of the workshop culminates in each group presenting and explaining a plot of the invariant mass of a particular particle from a particular decay mode (e.g. mass of the W boson based on decays to electron and neutrino). Teachers will also visually interpret event display plots similar to those used by particle physicists at CERN, as depicted at right.
Figure 1: A Higgs candidate event from the CMS detector! Source: cms-docdb.cern.ch.
Following this exercise, teachers will have an opportunity to explore various classroom activities in the QuarkNet Data Portfolio (/data-portfolio) that help teachers incorporate high-energy physics concepts into their everyday lessons. Many of these activities utilize real data from CMS or other experiments such as ATLAS, LIGO, TOTEM and the QuarkNet cosmic ray detectors. Successful completion of this phase of the workshop will result in teachers developing an implementation plan that they can try with their students the following year. Up to three graduate credits are available for teachers who submit a formal implementation plan along with adaptations unique to their school or school district. (There is a cost and registration process for the graduate credit: if interested, please inquire about this ahead of time.)
Throughout the week, teachers will also take various tours at Fermilab, including such destinations as the LINAC tunnel, MINOS experiment, the Neutrino Campus, the LHC remote operations center, and the Silicon Detector Facility. Teachers will also get to participate in presentations from both theoretical and experimental physicists who work on various projects at Fermilab.
Figure 2: A sample histogram plot from one of the Data Portfolio activities. Source: quarknet.i2u2.org.
Travel expenses (hotel and flights) are covered by QuarkNet; a per diem allowance is provided for meals; and each teacher receives a $500 stipend for the week.
"Welcome to this editing lesson on the QuarkNet site," said the Eurasian coot. The coot continued...
Follow along as I create a document in the QuarkNet site. The steps to create a page are similar.
1. Go to your group.
This group is "How to...", and here is how I found it:
and then choose the group by clicking on it:
2. Click on the Document link in the "Add Content" box.
Welcome to the Data Camp group. To start, here are three things you can do right now:
Create/edit your site profile (if you have not done this yet, please do ASAP!)
1. In the top menu, roll over "My stuff"
2. Choose "My profile"
3. Under your group name, choose the "About" button
4. Find and choose "Edit my profile"
5. In the "Account" page, you can change your password and upload an avatar image
6. In the "Personal information" page, you can add whether you are a QN teacher, your contact info, etc.
Add a post like this one
1. In the top menu, roll over "My stuff"
2. Choose "My groups"
3. Choose "QuarkNet Data Camp"
4. At the top of the right sidebar, choose "Document" or “Post” from the drop-down list; choose "Create"
5. Start typing
7. Choose the "Save" button at the bottom left when it is time.
Comment on this post
1. Choose the "Comment" button at the bottom of this post
2. Type away.
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Find How-to articles in the QuarkNet "How to" group.