CMS Data Workshop at Fermilab

July 29-30, 2015

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Participating teachers will:

  • Apply classical physics principles to reduce or explain the observations in data investigations.
  • Identify and describe ways that data are organized for determining any patterns that may exist in the data.
  • Create, organize and interpret data plots; make claims based on evidence and provide explanations; identify data limitations.
  • Develop a plan for taking students from their current level of understanding data use to subsequent levels using activities and/or ideas from the workshop.

We will also provide opportunities to engage in critical dialogue among teaching colleagues about what they learn in the workshop.


Draft Agenda

Wednesday July 29

09:00     Coffee and Opening Chat

09:15     Introduction/Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio

09:30     CMS Presentation

10:30     Break

10:45     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activities: 

11:45     Reflection on Activities

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Level 1 Classroom Activities (each group chooses one)

14:00     CMS Data Express (Level 2)

15:15     Break

15:30     Reflections and discussion

16:00     End of workshop day; Fermilab Colloquium in 1 West

Thursday July 30

09:00     Coffee/Recap of Yesterday/Plan for Today

09:30     Visit to ROC

10:00     CMS Masterclass Measurement (Level 2)

11:30     Discussion and reflection

12:00     Lunch

13:00     CMS e-Lab exploration

14:00     Reflection and discussion

14:15     Break     

14:30     Implementation plans (form)

15:15     Reports and discussion

16:00     Evaluation and close