Syracuse CMS Data Workshop 2016


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 are subject to adjustment.

Wednesday 6 July

08:30     Coffee, Registration, and Daily Opener 

08:45     Introduction/Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio

09:00     Presentation: CMS and LHC Run II (See attached presentation)

10:00     Break

10:15     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activities

Each group does both of these:

Each group chooses one of these:

Short reflection after each activity.

12:00    Lunch 

13:00    Lab Tour

13:30    Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity: 

14:30     Reflections on Activities,      Implementation Discussion

15:00     QN Teacher Survey

15:30     End of Day

Thursday 7 July

08:30     Coffee/Recap of Yesterday/Plan for Today

09:00     Lab Tour

09:30     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activitiy: CMS Masterclass Measurement

11:30     Reflection on Activity and Discussion

12:00     Lunch 

13:00    Level 3 Data Portfolio Activitiy Exploration: CMS e-Lab

14:00     Reflection on Activity and Discussion

14:30     Implementation Plans (Post to website)

15:00     Evaluation

15:30    Close