MNS courses from 2016 to 2018: tentative schedule. 

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

Updated April 3, 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.

 

Introductory Modeling Workshops are offered each year. Advanced Modeling Workshops are and category II and III courses are rotated every three or four summers, depending on instructor availability.

 

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. 8:30 -12:30 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 (Larry Dukerich, instructor. 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)

# CHM 594/CHM 494: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Methods of Teaching Chemistry) (2 cr, at an East Valley location. 9 Saturdays, Aug. 19 to Nov.4. No class on Labor Day weekend & Oct. 7 & 14.  Russ Shaffer.)

 

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