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 new Short Courses are faciltiated by Lead Teachers or others at the centers in remote collaboration with a staff member or fellow. The table below summarizes what is currently available. 

Activity Duration Brief Description Sample Agenda Materials New! Virtual Version
ATLAS Data Workshop 2 days

Data Portfolio Activities and Professional Development based on the ATLAS experiment. 

Great center preparation for ATLAS Z-path masterclasses.

Washington 2018    
CMS Data Workshop 2 days

Data Portfolio Activities and Professional Development based the CMS experiment. 

Great center preparation for the new, extended version of the CMS masterclass* coming in IMC 2020.

*Includes 2-lepton and 4-lepton mass plots and the most recent CMS data.

Rice 2018 Flyer Template, 1.5 days
CMS Data Workshop Update 1 day 

Focus is only on the new elements since the CMS masterclass update. (See above.)

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

Offered for masterclass orientations.    
Neutrino Data Workshop 2 days

Data Portfolio Activities and Professional Development centers around the neutrino experiments. 

Great center preparation for the new MINERvA neutrino masterclass started in IMC 2019. 

MicroBooNE and other neutrino masterclasses coming in IMC 2020 and beyond.

Florida 2018 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 futher develop new activities with CMS data.

Iowa 2018  

Intro Workshop Template, 1.5 days;

Advanced Workshop Template, 1.5 dats

Cosmic Ray e-Lab Workshop 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 Flyer Template, 1.5 days
Short Course 0.5 day

Activities and Professional Development in an area of interest.

Center teachers deliver the content with online help from staff or fellows.

E-mail the staff member for your center.    
Virtual Muon 1.5 day

Short course (see above) aimed at Data Activities from the Portfolio 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.

N/A  

 

Template, 1 day

Template,1.5 days (preferrred)

Template, 2 days

Intro to STEP UP Workshop Add-on 0.5 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. Not applicable: too new! STEP UP Website Coming soon!.

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