National Workshop opportunities for QuarkNet Centers

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QuarkNet offers a variety of opportunities for professional development of QuarkNet teachers at centers. Most are facilitated by staff or fellows who come to the center to work with teachers. The table below summarizes what is currently available. Note that all workshops can be lengthened, shortened, or combined to accommodate the needs of the center. 

Activity Duration Brief Description Sample Agenda Virtual Sample Agenda Other Info/ Materials

[email protected] - new!

~1 day

The Higgs boson discovery at CERN was announced on July 4, 2012. This workshop will focus on the discovery and what we have learned since, including activities that can be used in the classroom.

TBA

   
Just In Time: W2D2 ~0.5-1 days

Teachers will learn about and perform the World Wide Data Day (W2D2) measurement. This can be done either in-person or virtually, is perfect for a short autumn workshop, and serves as "just in time" preparation for participation in W2D2. 

Example Agenda Example Agenda  
ATLAS Data Workshop ~2 days

Data Portfolio Activities and professional development based on the ATLAS experiment. 

Great center preparation for ATLAS Z-path masterclasses and World Wide Data Day.

Washington 2018    
ATLAS Data Workshop Update ~1-2  days 

Focus is only on the new elements since the ATLAS masterclass update. (See above.) May also focus on new supporting activities from the Data Activities Portfolio

Great for participants who have been experience with the CMS masterclass and data workshop.

Offered for masterclass orientations Identical  
CMS Data Workshop ~2 days

Data Portfolio Activities and professional development based on the CMS experiment. 

Great center preparation for CMS WZH-path masterclasses and World Wide Data Day; can be modified for CMS J/Psi School-based masterclass.

Rice 2018 UF 2020 Flyer
CMS Data Workshop Update ~1-2 days 

Focus is only on the new elements since the CMS masterclass update. (See above.) May also focus on new supporting activities from the Data Activities Portfolio

Great for participants who have been experience with the CMS masterclass and data workshop.

Offered for masterclass orientations. Identical  
Neutrino Data Workshop ~2 days

Data Portfolio Activities and professional development centers around the neutrino experiments. 

Great center preparation for the MINERvA neutrino masterclasses. 

NOvA and other neutrino analyses may be included for testing in 2022. Ask about it!

Florida 2018 Vanderbilt 2020 Flyer
CMS e-Lab Workshop ~2-3 days

Lead students into investigations of CMS data in the CMS e-Lab.

Plan investigations, carry them to conclusions, and report to colleagues.

Work through and help further develop new activities with CMS data.

Iowa 2018

Intro Workshop Template, 1.5 days;

Advanced Workshop Template, 1.5 days

 
Cosmic Ray e-Lab Workshop ~2-3 days

Work with Cosmic Ray Detectors, upload data, and analyze online. 

Lead students into investigations of Cosmic Ray data in the Cosmic Ray e-Lab.

Plan investigations, carry them to conclusions, and report to colleagues.

Catholic 2018

Template,
1.5-2 days

Flyer
Coding Workshop ~2 days

Professional development using Python notebooks to analyze and visualize particle physics data. No coding experience needed.

Template,
2 days
UC 2020  
Muon Study ~0.5-2 days

Short course (see above) using data activities from the DAP which build understanding of particle lifetime and exponential decay.

Start with a simple simulation, go through Cosmic Ray e-Lab data, and on to the MINERvA neutrino experiment.

Template,
1.5 days
FNAL 2020  
Workshop X ~0.5-2 days

This workshop will follow the "un-conference" model, where teachers work with the facilitator(s) to decide the agenda from Data Portfolio and other related activities based on needs they express. 

N/A    
Intro to STEP UP Workshop  ~1 day

STEP UP is a NSF-funded, evidence-based set of lessons and strategies for high school physics teachers that aims to encourage a broader range of students to pursue a degree in physics. In this introductory workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to try out the Careers in Physics lesson, and to be introduced to the Women in Physics lesson, along with everyday actions that can help nurture a classroom culture of inclusion.

Minnesota, 2020 (virtual)

Template,
1 day

STEP UP Website

Don't see a workshop that fits your needs? Contact a QuarkNet staff member