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1 The QuarkNet Collaboration: How Doing Science is Changing Science Education

2 Goals Students as researchers Teachers as researchers & facilitators Scientists as mentors

3 Classroom Vision Science is what students DO, not what is done to them. School science should reflect the practice of science and should allow students to be active participants.

4 QuarkNet... Supports learning by inquiry. Provides teachers and students with real research opportunities in particle physics. Encourages national and international collaboration among students, teachers and scientists.

5 QuarkNet Origins ATLAS and CMS at CERN

6 CDF & DØ atFermilab QuarkNet Origins

7 Multi-Year Program For each center: Year 1 2 lead teachers, 2 mentors 8 weeks research Year 2 2 lead teachers, 2 mentors 8-10 associate teachers 2- to 3-week workshop Years 3, 4, 5,... All in 1-week workshop OR meetings spread out over the year

8 Teacher Support Year 1 (2 lead teachers) 8 weeks + travel + subsistence Year 2 (6 teachers on average) 2-3 weeks Year 3,... 1 week

9 QuarkNet Learning Communities Program –1-week follow-on program for all teachers –Optional programs Student summer research teams Teaching & Learning Academy Reunions Cosmic Ray Studies

10 Teachers as Researchers Construct and test detector components. Create data sets for students. Develop online experiments for students. Develop classroom detectors.

11 Totals (Goals) 120 Lead Teachers 600 Associate Teachers 600 Associate Teachers 100,000 Students 100,000 Students GOALS

12 Goal: 60 Universities & Labs 12 new centers each year for 5 years (beginning in 1999)

13 Current Status 51 Active centers 158 Mentors 506 Teachers 33 Summer students

14 Multi-Year Program for Each Center Where we are after 7 years with the 51 centers. Year I - Research Experience: 1 center Year II - Summer Institute: 2 centers Year III & beyond - Learning Community: 48 centers –37 1-week equivalent follow-on –11 With student research team

15 University of Cincinnati

16 M. Bardeen, Advisory Group, January 2006 Helping Develop Americas Technological Workforce The QuarkNet Collaboration Cosmic Ray Detector Teachers idea Several prototypes Collecting data led to e-Lab

17 Reunions LBNL, SLAC/Stanford Reunion, 3/18 NSTA Reunion at SMU, 4/1 Fermilab Reunion, 10/7-9 CSAAPT at College Park, 11/05

18 11 centers with 4 student slots each 2006 Student Summer Research

19 Budget Teacher Support Staff Salaries and Travel Evaluation Advisory Board Materials & Supplies

20 NSF ESIE grant NSF Experimental Particle Physics support DOE High-Energy Physics support ATLAS & CMS education support Research groups & dept.s in-kind contributions Funding

21 QuarkNet Team PIs Staff Teachers Keith Baker Ken Cecire, Hampton U Marge Bardeen Tom Jordan, Bob Peterson, FNAL Michael Barnett Kris Whelan, LBNL Dan Karmgard, Mitch Wayne Beth Marchant, Notre Dame Support Staff Carol Angarola, LaMargo Gill, FNAL Sue Dobbins, Notre Dame

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