06/17/2024 08:00 am - 06/28/2024

2024 - Weber State Univ. - Physics-Mechanics Workshop

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A two week In-person Physics - Mechanics Modeling Instruction Workshop at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Location:  Weber State University, Tracy Hall, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

Dates: June 17 - 28, 2024 
     *Note:  No session will be held on June 19, 2024

Meeting Times: 8 am till 4 pm

Costs: $850, Salt Lake City School District teachers with a special code will pay $50, refundable upon completion of the workshop.

Housing:  Available at Hilton Garden Inn - Ogden.  For a discounted rate - email Brooke Jenkins. brookejenkins@weber.edu

Graduate level credits: 2 graduate level credits available of the University of the Pacific ($79 each, to be paid directly to UoP)

Meet the Leaders:

Kyle Dittmer:  Kyle Dittmer has been teaching math and physics at the high school level for 19 years.  He took a modeling workshop in 2018 saw a program that taught the way he always imagined and hasn’t looked back since.  When not actively engaged in activities as a male model(er) he likes to read, play chess, and ski while simultaneously trying to take the joy out of those activities for his kiddo.

Tiffany Taylor:  Tiffany has spent 14 years in education, and in that time she has taught 7th and 8th grade science, physical science, chemistry, and physics. Tiffany spent 11 years in the Rogers School District, where she primarily taught AP Physics B, 1 and 2 in those 11 years. Tiffany’s passion for teaching physics has motivated her to find ways to make learning meaningful, and after learning about Modeling Instruction, she attended a workshop and fully implemented Modeling in her classroom beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. Tiffany is equally passionate about sharing with other teachers what she has learned from her own classroom experiences, leading her to present at district, regional and national conferences. She is co-founder and President of a grassroots organization STEMteachersNWA, and is also a member of the AP Physics 1 Test Development Committee. Currently, Tiffany is preparing to serve as the Vice-Chair for the Committee for Physics in High Schools within AAPT.

In 2017, Tiffany was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), and in 2018, she was named the National PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. 

Tiffany is currently in her third year of doctoral work at the University of Arkansas to earn a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Science Education, with aspirations to work in Physics Education Research. Tiffany has recently taken leave from the classroom to complete her degree, and now works as a content developer for Pivot Interactives. Her passion to make learning meaningful comes through as works to curate a Pivot Interactives library of robust activities that drive student learning forward through unique ways of interacting with phenomena.

Tiffany is a registered member of the Muscogee (Creek) Tribe, holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and physics, and Master's degrees in Kinesiology and Teaching, and has an 11-year-old son.

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