For years, teachers who have participated in Modeling Workshops nationwide have posted questions, comments, helpful suggestions etc, to the physics and 9th grade physics Modeling listservs. Jane Jackson has organized these posts as a resource to teachers as they implement a Modeling approach in their classrooms. Teachers find the compilations helpful. These compilations from 2008 to present are in five main categories.
AP-1 disruptions and test outcomes (2016)
AP-C or AP-2: Which is better for future engineers? (2018)
AP-biology as a first course (2018)
AP syllabi, and AP challenges/quandaries (2017)
Class size matters -- research & evidences (2018)
Effect size of teaching strategies, & relation to teacher's content knowledge (2018) - Hattie's research
Energy -- a unifying schema for all sciences, by David Ennis (2016)
Engineering courses & projects - 2014-2017
Equity, Equality, and Inclusion in Modeling Instruction classrooms (2018) - posts to the AMTA listserv in 2018.
Famous Living Scientists 2018 -- & creative ways to highlight them in class.
FCI gains persist for years after interactive engagement courses - published reports & evidence, including Modeling Instruction.
FCI plateau & ceiling: How can teachers be more effective? (2014)
Model, theory, law -- David Hestenes' definitions & distinctions
Physics First sequence: start with energy
POGIL in physics (2018)
POGIL vs Modeling Instruction in Physics - 2011
Science is THREE languages (2018)
Scientific Methods - There are many! Weblinks & advice (2018)
Success with Modeling Instruction: the reasons why (2018) - deep thoughts by Tim Burgess & others. Phil Sadler's research.
Synthesis standards of Matt Greenwolfe, to unify the course (2016)
Air Resistance on a Bullet (2018)
Constant acceleration & constant velocity apparatuses by Rex Rice. Wheel & axle device, using 3-D printer.
Elevators to teach physics (2018)
Energy stored in gravitational field (2015-2018)
Fluids labs & a pressure model (2016-2018) - for AP and college physics
Inertia (posted in Dec. 2017)
Interactive Video Vignettes (2018)
Linearizing to teach proportional reasoning (2014)
Linearizing to teach proportional reasoning (Sept. 2018)
Linearizing worksheet by Joe Mahler (2016)
Momentum First (2017)
Moon Landing Evidence - Apollo 15 & how to address unbelief that we went to the Moon.
AP physics: teaching with no textbook (2010)
AP physics with NO textbook or free SPIRAL PHYSICS (2014)
AP-1 physics textbooks (2016-18)
Circular motion device developed by Rex Rice. 2017 & 2018.
Classroom design. 2013. Teachers gave great ideas on classroom renovation.
Climate change - resources for physics classes (2016-2018)
Computational Modeling: Glowscript, Pyret, Geogebra (2016-2018)
Construction careers - physics is used a lot! 2018.
Curriculum Analysis Taxonomy by Shayer & Adey (with ASU Prof. Anton "Tony" Lawson). A rubric for scientific reasoning.
Geometric algebra resources for high school and TYC students. 2016-18, by Jim Smith.
JAVA workaround, to enable using older simulations. 2018.
Mass sets that are homemade (2018)
Science club after school 2017, by Matt Greenwolfe
Software substitutes for Physics Academic Software (PAS) (2015)
Textbooks: free online - SPIRALphysics. 2018.
Video analysis on Chromebook (2018)
post-game analysis recommended by David Hestenes (Matt Greenwolfe, 2011)
Learning Objectives - How best express learning goals in Modeling Instruction?
Mindset -- growth , fixed. 2014. Carol Dweck & Catherine Good's work: interventions, books.
Pace: When you must move FAST, how to do Modeling Instruction (Walt Snow, 2008)
Predictions: when and how in Modeling Instruction (Kathy Harper, 2010)
Significant Figures & Crank 3 Times. 2018. "Crank three times" is much better than significant figures - and quite easy to do.
Size of class: LARGE! Strategies, liability, room size (Mark Hughes, 2010)
Standards-based grading. 2018. Matt Greenwolfe tells why he abandoned SBG: too external a motivation for students to achieve!
Time allocation in course -- from Malcolm Wells' doctoral dissertation.
If you are looking for a strand that doesn't appear in one of the links above, the Modeling listserv has an excellent archive with a search engine! You must choose a password to access the archive. It's easy; just follow the instructions.
Thanks to Suzi Shoemaker for making compilations. Volunteers are always needed to make compilations; please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
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last modified December 13, 2018