Masterclass Workshop at ASIJ
Tiny URL for this page: http://tinyurl.com/mcasij15.
The Masterclass Workshop at ASIJ give physics teachers the information and background to start a particle physics masterclass. We will work together on aspects of the physics involved, how to effectively convey this to students, and the mechanics of running an International Masterclass. The challenges and opportunities of doing a masterclass in an international school environment will be given special attention.
The workshop will be facilitated by Kenneth Cecire of the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. and Joel Klammer of Concordia International School in Shanghai, China. Ken is a National Staff Teacher for the U.S. QuarkNet program and co-coordinator of International Masterclasses along with Uta Bilow of the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. Joel teaches physics and is a QuarkNet fellow. Joel has organized International Masterclasses in Shaghai fro four years, first at his school and then reaching out to other nearby international schools.
The language of discourse of the workshop will be English.
Participating teachers will:
- Identify and describe ways students use and learn both classical and particle physics in masterclasses.
- Create, organize and interpret data plots in masterclasses; make claims based on evidence and provide explanations; identify data limitations.
- Develop a plan for application of masterclasses and use of particle physics investigations to help their students.
Times and specific activities vary.
Where marked, sessions are accessible remotely via internet videoconference. Connections are made through a CERN Vidyo link found on the online meeting Indico page. Times there may be set to your local time. (Read up on the basics of using Vidyo.)
Sat 26 Sep 2015
09:00 Coffee and Sign-in
09:30 Introduction to Particle Physics Masterclasses (Cecire)
10;00 Masterclasses in an International School (Klammer)
Particpants form small groups; discuss IB Physics or other requirements and report.
11:15 Masterclass Preparation Activities
Groups rotate through these activities:
13:00 Masterclass Preparation Activity
13:45 Reflection on Activities
14:50 Introduction to the LHC
15:30 ATLAS Virtual Visit
16:00 End of Day
Sun 27 Sep 2015
09:00 Coffee and Sign-in/Recap of Yesterday/Plan for Today
09:30 Intro to CMS
10:00 Try it: CMS masterclass measurement
11:00 Reflection and Discussion
11:30 Quick survey of other masterclasses
13:00 Exploration of Masterclass-related websites
Small groups choose from these websites and report what they have learned:
13:30 Exploration beyond the masterclass
14:30 Online Masterclass at AISR (Schellenbeger via Vidyo)
14:50 Discussion and Planning
15:30 Wrap-up and evaluation
16:00 End of workshop
Registration: Workshop Registration is now OPEN! Please go to this Google form to register!
Location: The American School in Japan (Chofu campus), 1-1-1 Nomizu, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, 182-0031, Japan