MNS courses at ASU: 2018 to 2021 (4-yr rotation). Tentative schedule.

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

Updated August 10, 2018. Questions? ask Jane.Jackson@asu.edu

 

ASU PHS and CHM graduate courses satisfy Higher Learning Commission requirements for Dual Enrollment, Adjunct, and Residential MCCCD physics & chemistry faculty, respectively, without restriction. Also, MCCCD mathematics faculty can include “up to 9 graduate semester hours in physics … courses with significant mathematical content”, which most PHS courses do. [See https://asa.maricopa.edu/hlc-minimum-qualifications-for-hiring]

 

* All PHS and CHM courses can be taken by degree-seeking and non-degree students, or for CEUs (i.e., non-credit – use for re-certification or personal benefit.)

* 3 semester hours of credit, except where noted. (500-level is graduate, 400-level is undergrad)

* Summer courses are on the Tempe campus, from 8am to 3:30pm MTWR & 8am to noon F, except where noted.

* Fall and Spring semester courses are on the Tempe campus and usually begin at 4:30pm, once or twice a week.

* PHS 530 and PHS 531 methods courses are rigorous, research-based physics content courses with effective pedagogy.

* Information: https://physics.asu.edu/content/modeling-instruction-program

 

In addition to the courses listed below: each summer PHS 598 (Leadership Workshop – 1 cr) is held on some Friday afternoons (flexible!) during the same 8 weeks as our other courses. Teachers in the MNS degree program learn to do action research, in teams of 2 or 3. Then they do action research in their classes in the school year. The next summer (or during the school year), they earn credit for PHS 593: Applied Project (Action Research), in flexible formats and dates, typically for 2 credits.

 

Introductory Modeling Workshops are offered each year. Advanced or 2nd semester Modeling Workshops and Category II & III courses are rotated every 2 to 5 summers, depending on instructor availability and teacher interest. Syllabi: http://modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html .

 

Online versions of 2nd semester physics and chemistry Modeling Workshops might be available during the school year, hosted by the AMTA (but NOT for physics graduate credit, unfortunately). Locations in the West Valley can be arranged by ASU. Please e-mail jane.jackson@asu.edu if you would like either of these opportunities.

 

SUMMER 2018:

 

June 11-29 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop)

( Jeff Steinert, instructor. Jeff teaches physics at Arizona School for the Arts.

Zak Kovach, co-leader. Zak’s enrollment increased from 2 sections to 13 sections!)

PHS 594: Modeling Workshop in Mechanical Waves and Sound

(Michael Crofton, instructor -- an outstanding teacher from Minneapolis MN!)

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I

(Mitch Sweet, instructor. Held at Tempe Preparatory Academy in Mitch’s classroom.

Justin Sheets, co-leader. Justin & Mitch have taught in high-poverty public schools.)

 

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

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

* PHS 542: Integrated Math and Physics (Bob Rowley, instructor. 4pm-6:30pm MTWR)

 

July 5-17: PHS 594 / CHM 594: Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop

(Levi Torrison, EMCC faculty, with co-leader Phil Root, SCC faculty.

MTWRF 8am-3:30pm. 2 cr)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2018:

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

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2019:

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop). ). TR 4:30-6:30pm on Tempe campus, room PS-H355. No classes during ASU break in March.

 

SUMMER 2019:

 

June 3-20 ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Avondale:

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop)

(Jeff Hengesbach, instructor. Jeff teaches at EMCC.) 8am – 4:30pm MTWTh

 

June 10 - 28 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop)

PHS 594 / PHY 494: Modeling Workshop in CASTLE Electricity (i.e., circuit electricity)

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instructor. Held off-campus in a chemistry classroom)

 

June 17 - 27 or July 8-18 (8am -3:30pm MTWThF)

# CHM 594: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry II (Larry Dukerich, probable instructor. 2 cr)

(Which dates do you prefer? Reply to jane.jackson@asu.edu .)

 

July 1 - Aug. 1 (no class on Thursday, July 4):

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

* PHS 550: Astronomy for Teachers (4-6:30pm MTWR. Carl Covatto, instructor)

 

Fall 2019 and spring 2020 are the same as in previous years.

 

SUMMER 2020:

June 8 - 26 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop)

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

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I (Mitch Sweet, instructor. Held off-campus)

 

June 29 - July 30

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

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

 

July 6 - 17: PHS 594: Modeling Workshop in Light

(if interested, reply to jane.jackson@asu.edu)

 

Fall 2020 and spring 2021 are the same as in previous years.

SUMMER 2021:

June 7 - 25 (8am -3:30pm MTWTh; 8am – noon F):

PHS 530 / PHY 480: Methods of Teaching Physics I: mechanics (Modeling Workshop)

PHS 594: Modeling Workshop in Mechanical Waves and Sound

# CHM 594 / CHM 480: Modeling Instruction in Chemistry I

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

 

June 28-July 29:

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

or *PHS 542: Integrated Math and Physics

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

 

July 5-16 (8am -3:30pm MTWR; 8am – noon F):

PHS 594/CHM 594: Thermodynamics Modeling Workshop (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

 

 

HISTORICAL SCHEDULES: 2016 AND 2017:

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 visited ASU from Israel. 2 credits)

 

FALL SEMESTER 2017:

# 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 Tempe Preparatory Academy. 9 Saturdays, Aug. 19 to Nov. 4. No class on Labor Day weekend & Oct. 7 & Oct. 14. Russ Shaffer, instructor. Mitch Sweet, co-leader.)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2018:

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