Virtual Workshop: Wave Particle Duality
WELCOME to the wonderful world of quantum! Quantum for All is a project, partially funded by the National Science Foundation, focusing on supporting K-12 educators and students in the quest to learn about the intriguing quantum world. The project was initially designed to provide opportunities for students and teachers to attend conferences to learn about quantum. They were to be hands on, engaging, exciting opportunities to share resources that could be utilized in the classroom. Unfortunately, it was funded about a week prior to the COVID pandemic shutdown, so we had to pivot and go a slightly different direction. The new direction includes providing online professional development for teachers coupled with some resources to use in the classroom. Hopefully, there will also be an opportunity to provide a workshop and/or student camps in the summer of 2021.
This page will identify any upcoming PD or sessions that are relevant to quantum, but we also encourage you to follow us on social media, join our email list, and browse any prior sessions that have been offered (see Resources).
As we continue to develop and disseminate materials relevant to K-12 students, we will be offering those resources in our Store. Some are free and others will have a minimal charge. We encourage you to check back regularly, as we develop these resources, as well as suggest topics you feel would be of interest to the K-12 educational community.
February 24, 2021: Q2Work is hosting a workshop Feb. 24 at 12:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time/11:30-3:00 pm Central Time. This workshop, invitation only, is primarily aimed at people working on designing, implementing, and/or scaling quantum education programs. To register go to the Q2Work website. https://q12education.org/rsvpWorkshopQISEducation2020-02-24
April 10, 2021: Sessions are being presented as part of the Texas Section AAPT spring meeting. Registration for the meeting gives access to the workshops below as well as any other workshops or sessions. Workshop/sessions will be virtual but synchronous. Registration link: https://www.tsaapt.net
10-noon (CST): The Power of Quantum Computing: Deutsch-Jorza Algorithm. Presented by Alice Flarend. This workshop will use the concept of an interferometer to demonstrate this algorithm, showing the gain in efficiency from quantum computing due to superposition. This workshop is suitable for both high school and introductory college physics. No prior knowledge of quantum computing or quantum principles are required.
2:15-3:45 (CST): The Two Golden Rules of Quantum Mechanics. Presented by John Donohue, Institute for Quantum Computing. The quantum concepts of superposition and measurement uncertainty can be intimidating to discuss without any hands-on way to teach them. However, they’re absolutely essential for students to understand when considering future technologies based on quantum physics. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to connect light polarization to superposition and measurement, and how these concepts link to the powerful technology of quantum cryptography.