CMS Data Workshop @ University of Wallamaloo

Guidelines document (required reading for facilitators).



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.



Times and specific activities vary.

Day 1

09:00     Coffee, Registration

09:15     Introductions in a few words

  • Name
  • teaching background
  • current school
  • particle physics experience
  • QuarkNet experience
  • expectations of workshop

09:30     Intro to Data Workshop

09:45     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activities

10:30    Break

10:45    Particle Physics Presentation

11:30    Q&A

  • Review and Reflect on Presentation
  • What else would you like to know?
  • Questions and sticky notes for Parking Lot

11:45     Reflection on Activities

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity: 

14:15     Break

14:30     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity

15:30     Reflections and Discussion

  • Responses to Parking Lot questions
  • What was engaging? Why?
  • What could be improved? How?
  • Are we meeting your expectations?
  • 16:00     End of Day

Day 2

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

  • Discussion of any Parking Lot questions
  • Outline of Day’s Activities

09:30     Virtual Visit (optional)

10:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activitiy:

CMS Masterclass Measurement

11:30     Reflection and Discussion

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Data Portfolio Activities Exploration

14:00     Reflection and Discussion

14:15     Break     

14:30     Implementation Plans

15:15     Reports and Discussion

16:00     Evaluation and Close







  • Facilitator
  • Mentor