POSTPONED to Summer of 2025

   2024 Computational Modeling Physics First Workshop  
When:   July 8 - 26, 2024
Where:  Ridley High School
               901 Morton Avenue
               Folsom, PA 19033
Cost:     $850.00

CMPF-B will enable teachers to implement classroom instruction in Algebra-based Physics First courses that integrates computational Modeling ( one aspect of computational thinking) through two existing, widely used approaches:  Modeling Instruction for Physics and Bootstrap for computational modeling. 

The workshop can be paid in full at time of registering or you can select to pay later, please email  for an invoice for your school's purchase order.

Housing:  Housing is not included in the cost of the workshop.  

Recommended: LaQuinta Inn & Suites – Essington I-95, Exit 9

53 Industrial Why I-95, Exit 9

Essington, PA  19029


There are a variety of other hotels in the area.  For additional recommendations email

Graduate Level Credit:   Graduate level credit is available from the University of Pacific for an additional fee. 

Meet the Leaders:  

Jess Dykes has been employing Modeling Instruction in the classroom since 2004.  Since 2008, Jess has been leading/co-leading Modeling Instruction workshops every summer in Mechanics, Physics First Mechanics, Introduction to Modeling Instruction, Modeling Instruction with C.A.S.T.L.E., Electricity and Magnetism and more recently with Computational Modeling Physics First with Bootstrap (CMPF-B).  Since 2017, Jess has been involved in the development and refinement of the CMPF-B materials, and has been leading workshops in CMPF-B since 2018.
Jess teaches in Ridley School District, a small suburb community of Philadelphia, PA, where he has been employed since 2004.  At Ridley, Jess has taught using Modeling methods in all levels of Physics/Physical Science from special education courses to Advanced Placement.