Thank you for your interest in attending workshops sponsored by the NSF project, Quantum for All. If you have questions please do not hesitate to ask us for help.
Please read the requirements and expectations below and then fill out the application form. By completing the application you are agreeing to fulfill the requirements and acknowledging that the information you provide is accurate to the best of your knowledge.
These workshops are components of a NSF grant, which includes a research study titled, “Quantum for All Students”. The study includes providing content and support for teachers to develop a sense of how Quantum Information Science (QIS) and technology will affect their students. You can choose to participate in this research study if you are at least 18 years old and are affiliated with K-16 education as a teacher, facilitator, administrator, or supervisor. Your decision about whether to participate is entirely up to you. If you decide not to be in the study, there won’t be any punishment or penalty; whatever your choice, there will be no impact on any benefits or services that you would normally receive. While absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, the research team will make every effort to protect the confidentiality of your records as described here and to the extent permitted by law.
Workshop Participant Requirements
1) Currently a high school physics, chemistry, or STEM classroom educator willing to implement some of the content learned at workshops in their own classroom over the next 2 years (2021-22 and 2022-23)
2) Comfortable presenting to peer adults, co-workers, and students. Note: Summer 2021 was virtual workshop sessions/lessons. Summer 2022 teacher workshops and student camps will be face-to-face.
3) In order to participate in the Summer 2022 workshops, you will need to complete the lessons from Summer 2021. The content sessions were videoed and available on our YouTube Channel. There will be pre and post questions accompanying the videos.
4) The online sessions embedded hands on activities into the lessons. Therefore, a fee of $50 is required to cover equipment and shipping costs and to ensure full commitment to the workshop. You will keep the materials used in the lessons as some of it will be needed for Summer 2022.
4) Provide a letter of support from the school, district, or employer indicating permission to implement curriculum and use the equipment being distributed. This is important to the overall objective of the project since the focus is to engage students in learning about quantum information science. The letter may be sent electronically OR your supervisor can fill out a link to acknowledge support https://utaedu.questionpro.com/t/AR5muZm2Yq
Workshop Participant Expectations
1) Support the project for the duration of the grant (through 2023) by assisting in presentation of sessions, modules, lessons, or tutorials at student camps.
2) Utilize Quantum for All resources in your classroom as much as possible and provide feedback regarding student engagement, understanding, and interest.
3) Protect the integrity and copyrights of all resources
4) Due to funding limitations, priority for Summer 2022 will be given to applicants in close proximity to one of the 4 main workshop sites (DFW, Houston, Pittsburgh, Provo). If an applicant wishes to attend but is not within driving distance to the sites, they may still attend. However, completion of this application indicates the applicant agrees to waive payment for travel or lodging. Since educators attending the 2022 workshops will be eligible to host a student camp within their district in the summer of 2023, districts may find it beneficial to support educators with travel expenses during 2022.
5) As part of the project, educators attending workshops in 2022 are expected to assist in the student camps and be willing to present some of the lessons. In most cases, there will be a peer assisting you during the presentations to alleviate concerns and instill confidence. Stipends and equipment are allocated for participation in the summer 2022 workshops and assistance with the student camps in 2022 and 2023.