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Physics for the Next Generation


  • Franklin High School 5405 Southeast Woodward Street Portland, OR, 97206 United States (map)

Date & Time: August 6-10, 2018 (8:30am – 3:30pm)
Location: Franklin High School in Portland
Grade Level: High School
Audience: High School Educators
Course Fee: $500
Optional Graduate Credit: We are in the process of finalizing optional graduate credit

Instructor: Bradford Hill & Matt McCollum
Contact for Course Information: bradford_hill@beaverton.k12.or.us
Contact for Registration: pd@pdxstem.org or voicemail (503) 294-7428

This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of Physics with the science practices and crosscutting concepts as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers experience the patterns approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content and then apply what they have learned in an engineering design tasks. The mathematical patterns of linear, quadratic, and inverse will be reinforced. Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of their data. Students will use technology to collect data and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible.

Course Cancellation Policy:

  • There is a $15 cancellation fee.
  • If the cancellation is between 8 and 14 days before the class begins, 75% of your registration fee will be refunded.
  • If the cancellation is 7 days or less before the class begins, we are unable to issue a refund.