MNS courses from 2016 to 2018: tentative schedule.

*Category II: integrated science **Category III: contemporary physics. #~elective

Updated Feb. 24, 2017. Questions? ask Jane.Jackson@asu.edu

 

All courses can be taken by non-degree and degree-seeking students, and for CEUs (i.e., non-credit – use for re-certification, or to prepare for the NES content test, or for personal benefit.)

 

In addition to the courses listed below: each summer, PHS 598: Leadership Workshop, is held on Friday afternoons for 8 weeks: the same 8 weeks as our other courses. Teachers in the MNS degree program learn to do action research in this 1-credit course. Then they do action research in their classes during the school year. The following summer, they can take PHS 593: Applied Project (Action Research), in flexible formats and dates, for 1 or 2 credits.

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2016:

PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Kelli Gamez Warble, instr)

 

SUMMER 2016:

June 6 –24:

PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (A Andersen)

PHS 594/PHY 494: Modeling Instruction in CASTLE Electricity (B. Edelbrock)

# CHM 594/CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry/Methods of Teaching Chemistry I

(Mitch Sweet, instructor. Held at Tempe Preparatory Academy)

 

June 27 – July 29 (no class on Monday, July 4)

** PHS 560/CHM 594: Matter and Light (1-3:30pm MTWR. Bob Culbertson)

** PHS 556: Astrophysics (4-6:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor)

* PHS 594/CHM 594: Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop (Levi Torrison, July 5-15. 2 cr)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2016:

# PHS 534/PHY 494: Methods of Physical Science Teaching (matter & energy)

# CHM 594/CHM 494: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Methods of Teaching Chemistry) (2 cr, at Estrella Mountain CC. 9 Saturdays, Aug. 27 to Oct. 29. Russ Shaffer.)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2017:

PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics

 

SUMMER 2017:

June 5-23 (8am -3:30pm MTWR; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Zachary Kovach, instructor)

PHS 531/ PHY 494: Methods of Teaching Physics II: e & m (Michael Crofton, instructor)

# CHM 594/CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instructor. Held at Tempe Preparatory Academy)

* PHS 505/CHM 594: Energy & the Environment (Cory Waxman, instr. 8:30am -12:30pm MTWRF)

 

June 12-30: PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Richard McNamara, instructor. Held at Carl Hayden HS in Phoenix.)

 

June 26-July 28; no classes on Tuesday, July 4:

* PHS 540/CHM 540: Integrated Physics & Chemistry (1-3:30pm MTWR. Bob Culbertson)

** PHS 570: Spacetime Physics (4-6:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor)

 

July 5-18 (8am -3:30pm MTWR; 8am – noon F)::

# CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry II (Phil Root, instructor. Probably with Guy Ashkenazi, PhD, a co-developer of curriculum, who will visit ASU from Israel. 2 credits)

 

 

FALL SEMESTER 2017:

# PHS 534/PHY 494: Methods of Physical Science Teaching (matter & energy, OR force,chem)

SPRING SEMESTER 2018:

PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics

 

SUMMER 2018:

June 11-29:

PHS 530/PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics

PHS 594: Modeling Instruction in Mechanical Waves and Sound

# CHM 594/CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instructor. Held at Tempe Preparatory Academy)

 

July 2-Aug. 2 (no classes on Wed. July 4):

PHS 594: Modeling Instruction in Light (July 9-27 or 2-20)

** PHS 581/CHM 581: Structure of Matter (1pm-3:30pm MTWR),

or * PHS 542: Integrated Physics and Math

or possibly ** PHS 564: Light & Electron Optics

PHS 594/CHM 594: Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop (Levi Torrison, July 5-18. 2 cr)

 

Rationale: The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) policy manual (rev. 2/2013) states:

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An hour of work is the equivalent of 50 minutes of classtime (often called a "contact hour") or 60 minutes of independent study work. A minimum of 45 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit.

 

Ordinarily, a course must cover a 1-week period for every unit of credit given. During summer sessions, however, 6 units of credit may be given over a 5-week period.

2. Workshops must involve a minimum of 45 hours for each unit of credit, including a minimum of 15 contact hours, with the balance of the requirement in homework;

3. Studios must involve at least 30 contact hours and at least 15 hours of homework for each unit of credit;...

Ref: http://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy Manual/2-224-Academic Credit.pdf

Download it at http://www.azregents.edu/policymanual/default.aspx