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									The QuarkNet Collaboration




               M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
     The QuarkNet Collaboration
The QuarkNet Collaboration


         General Program Overview


         •Vision, Goals & Outcomes
         •Program Strategies
         •Program Components
         •Management Structure
         •Budget & Funding




                       M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                     The QuarkNet Collaboration
                The QuarkNet Collaboration


                      Vision & Goals

A lasting community of researchers that includes high
school teachers and students as well as physicists

Goal: To engage teachers, and subsequently their students,
with scientific investigations

Goal: To confront particle physicists with current issues in
science education



                                             M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


                          QuarkNet:

• Provides valuable research experiences to teachers
  enabling them to teach basic physics concepts in a
  context that students find exciting & rewarding.

• Develops links between high school classrooms &
  experiments that explore the scientific frontier.

• Attracts students to careers in science & technology.

• Helps develop scientific literacy.

                                              M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


                         Outcomes:

Improve students’:

• Abilities to understand and appreciate the nature of
  measurement.
• Abilities to engage in scientific investigations.
• Knowledge of basic physics concepts.
• Attitudes toward & interest in studying science.
• Knowledge of what physicists actually do.
• Respect for teachers through teachers’ roles in real
  research.

                                               M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


                          Outcomes

Increase teachers’:

• Knowledge of the scientific process.

• Knowledge of particle physics & how areas of the general
  physics curriculum relate to particle physics.

• Abilities to solve science-related problems.




                                                 M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


                         Outcomes

Increase teachers’:

• Use of student investigations to develop in students the
  mental operations, habits of mind & attitudes that
  characterize the process of scientific inquiry.

• Classroom use of instructional resources that support
  student explorations of science.

• Contributions to the quality of practice of colleagues & the
  work of the larger science education community.
                                               M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
     The QuarkNet Collaboration
The QuarkNet Collaboration


               Program Profile




                     M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


      In the 6th Year: QuarkNet in 25 states & Puerto Rico




            52 centers: 208 mentors & 507 teachers
Associated with 11 experiments conducted at 7 DOE labs & CERN
                                               M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
     The QuarkNet Collaboration
The QuarkNet Collaboration


               Program Strategies

         QuarkNet Centers with:
         • Physicists as mentors &
          colleagues
         •Teachers as researchers &
          facilitators in classrooms
         • Students as researchers




                        M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                        The QuarkNet Collaboration
                   The QuarkNet Collaboration


               Physicists as Mentors & Colleagues

•   Commit for the long term
•   Attend 2-day orientation meeting
•   Recruit 2 lead teachers & co-recruit 10 associate teachers
•   First Year — supervise 7-week summer research
    appointments
•   Co-plan 3-week research–based institute
•   Second Year — co-conduct 3-week institute
•   Following Years — co-host 1-week follow-on program
•   Host teachers at academic-year meetings
•   Visit classrooms; host students

                                                 M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


                  Teachers as Researchers

• Construct & test detector components
• Analyze data & conduct simulation studies

• Create data sets for students
• Develop online experiments for their students
• Build classroom detectors




                                              M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                       The QuarkNet Collaboration
                  The QuarkNet Collaboration


                     Teachers as Facilitators

Assume leadership roles with teaching colleagues

Replace current classroom experiments & activities with new
ones based on QuarkNet research experience

   • Conservation of momentum using DØ top quark data
       (www-ed.fnal.gov/data/phy_sci/momentum)
   • Catchin’ Some Zs
       (quarknet.fnal.gov/projects/summer00/Main/student/index.shtml)
   • Classroom cosmic ray detectors

                                                      M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                      The QuarkNet Collaboration
                 The QuarkNet Collaboration


                   Students as Researchers

Learn fundamental physics while analyzing live online data &
participating in inquiry-oriented investigations

   •   Analyze real data delivered online
   •   Collaborate with students worldwide
   •   Experiment using classroom cosmic ray detectors
   •   Visit research groups & experiments




                                              M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
             The QuarkNet Collaboration
        The QuarkNet Collaboration


Students as Researchers — A Bonus from NSF

      Learn fundamental physics by:
 • Constructing & testing detector components.




                                    M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                        The QuarkNet Collaboration
                   The QuarkNet Collaboration


                      Program Components

For Mentors
    • Orientation meeting

For Teachers
    • Summer research appointments
    • Summer institute at Fermilab
     (quarknet.fnal.gov/projects/summer04/)
   • Associate Teacher Institutes
   • Follow-on activities

QuarkNet Website - Online student investigations
                                              M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
The QuarkNet Collaboration

        QuarkNet Website
        quarknet.fnal.gov




                  M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
     The QuarkNet Collaboration
The QuarkNet Collaboration


 Development of Centers

             8-week research appointments
               including 1-week Lead
               Teacher Institute & 1-week
               academic year follow-on

             3-week Associate Teacher
               Institute

             1-week year 3+ sessions



                          M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                       The QuarkNet Collaboration
                  The QuarkNet Collaboration


           Development of Centers - Program Services

     Program Materials              Classroom Materials
Information Online, e.g.,       $250 mini-grants for:
 overview, expectations,        Cosmic ray detectors
 effective practices            Website
Toolkits                        Data-based projects
Institute Notebooks             Activities
Sample forms, agendas,          Resource List
 calendars
Online Projects

                                                M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                     The QuarkNet Collaboration
                The QuarkNet Collaboration


        Development of Centers - Program Services

         Mentoring               Community Building
Center visits                listserv
Classroom visits             AAPT get-togethers
E-mail, personal contacts    AAPT presentations
                             Cross-center symposia
                             Connecting participants &
                               mentors through e-mail
                               & personal contacts
                             Regular center meetings

                                           M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                                The QuarkNet Collaboration

                                Management Chart

Advisory                                                             6 Staff                  Outside
                         4 PIs                                      Members
 Group                                                                                       Evaluators




  Center   Center      Center   ----------   Typical   ----------   Center   Center        Center
    1        2           3                   Center                   58       59            60




                    2 Mentors                            2 Lead Teachers


                          10 Associate Teachers

                                                                             M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                          The QuarkNet Collaboration
                     The QuarkNet Collaboration


                             Program Costs

Teacher Support
   • Stipends
   • Mini-grants
   • Travel & Subsistence (Year I only)


Project Costs
   •   Staff Salaries & Travel
   •   Evaluation
   •   Advisory Board
   •   M&S


                                             M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
        The QuarkNet Collaboration
   The QuarkNet Collaboration


    Teacher Costs per Center*

C-I: $19,720 (Year I)
C-II: $13,800 (Year II)
       Following Years
C-III: $ 9,000 (DOE: no students)
C-IV: $19,000 (NSF: students)

*For DOE add G&A @ 16.05%.




                                    M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
              The QuarkNet Collaboration
         The QuarkNet Collaboration


         QuarkNet Budget FY04 - FY08


FY04       FY05    FY06     FY07       FY08

$1.55M    $1.48M   $1.64M   $1.77M   $1.79M




                                       M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                    The QuarkNet Collaboration
               The QuarkNet Collaboration


     A Strong Program Benefits Teachers & Students.

Members of a research community
  • Working on a team
  • Sharing ideas                          QuickTime™ a nd a

  • Doing science                 TIFF (Uncompressed) deco mpressor
                                     are need ed to see this picture.

  • Solving problems




                                                        M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
                     The QuarkNet Collaboration
                The QuarkNet Collaboration


     A Strong Program Benefits Teachers & Students.

Members of a learning community
  • Supporting one another and sharing ideas
  • Using scientific research in the classroom
  • Using instructional resources that support student
     explorations of science
  • Using particle physics examples in basic physics




                                            M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004
The QuarkNet Collaboration




               M. Bardeen Aspen, July. 2004

								
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