Welcome to this new program for School District of Philadelphia teachers!
The Summer course begins Monday, July 5 2010 and runs through Thursday, July 29 2010. You will meet in Classroom 3C4 on the third floor of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory (DRL) Building for your morning courses throughout the summer. The course will meet every Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm with a break for lunch. You should assume additional study time will be needed in the afternoons and on weekends for some assignmentsJ.
Enter DRL at the main entrance, located on 33rd Street near the corner of 33rd and Walnut Streets. (Use the Penn Maps link for finding the building and the Room Map link for finding the room once you enter DRL).
Your course covers topics in Physics and Mathematics and is titled:
PHYS590 Physics: The Foundations of Science
Instructors are Dr. Larry Gladney and Bill Berner
Your teaching assistants (TA's) are Joshua Reilly and Tracey Otieno. Josh is a graduate of the Penn Masters in Integrated Science Education Program and Tracey is a graduate of the Penn Masters in Chemistry Education Program. Tracey teaches Physics and Chemistry at Germantown Friends and Josh teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Genetics at E. N. Pierce Middle School. Their e-mail addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, respectively.
You will need to spend time beyond the scheduled class meetings making use of study spaces and computer labs, our Science Education Resource Center (SERC) which you will hear about at the orientation on the first day of the program, studying together here on campus (Houston Hall is the student union center and has plenty of tables for collaborative or individual study) or attending workshops and help sessions for this course. We can also make a tutor available should you need one.
On Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons throughout the summer, you will have use of Classroom 514 in the Chemistry Building (34th Street between Smith Walk and Spruce Street). We have both PC and Mac laptops available, but you are also welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer (Penn-specific configuration will be required to access the wireless network). Other afternoon workshop sessions will take place in DRL Room 4E19. Assignments will be given that you will work on during the afternoon sessions and much of the work is to be done in groups. You should plan on being on campus until 3pm each class day.