CMS and Cosmics Workshop in Williamsburg

10-12 August 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 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.



Monday 10 August

09:00     Coffee, Registration, and Daily Opener 

09:15     Introduction/Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio

09:30     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activities: 

10:15     Break

10:30     Presentation: CMS intro and more (Antonelli)

11:30     Reflection and discussion

12:00     Lunch (Particle Fever, part 1)

13:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity: .

14:00     Break

14:15    Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity: 

15:30     Reflections on Activities and Discussion

16:00     End of Day

Tuesday 11 August

09:00     Neutrinos and more (Erlich et al)

09:45     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activitiy: 

CMS Masterclass Measurement

10:45     Break

11:00     Reflection on Activity and Discussion

11:15     Level 3 Intro: CMS e-Lab

12:00     Lunch (Particle Fever, part 2)

13:00    Level 3 Exploration: CMS e-Lab

14:30     Reflection on Activity and Discussion

14:45     Break     

15:00     Implementation plans (form)

15:45     Reports and Discussion

16:00     Evaluation

End of CMS Data Workshop

Wednesday 12 August

09:00     Q&A with Josh et al (slides)

10:00     Set-up and EQUIP

11:00     Set rates; classroom CRMD activities

13:00     Upload and blessing plots

13:30     Virginia QN business

15:00     Implementation Survey due