We’ll be back at Foothill in April!
Our keynote speaker is Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman.
$20 Annual Dues for new members, $0 for active members, food included. Register for our Spring Conference!
And while you are at it, get our shirt. They are $7, pick up at the meeting.
Draft Schedule (Very Preliminary, Subject to Revision)
We are arranging for workshops from a variety of vendors. These will be at Foothill College. We’ll set up registration for the workshops when details are firm.
We will meet for food and socializing near campus.
A Night at the Foothill Observatory
Stargazing at Foothill’s observatory.
Saturday Program at Foothill College
8:00 Registration, Coffee, & Breakfast Food
8:55 Welcome and Announcements
9:00 Poster Session
We are doing another poster session this conference. If there is something that would interest physics teachers and you have something to add to the conversation, make a poster and let the world know! Click here for the Call for Posters submission form (http://ncnaapt.org/archives/2217
). BONUS! If you want to submit a poster we are subsidizing printing for 3×2 posters, $5 for K-12 + student teachers or $25 for college/university folks. We want to see what you have for our wall.
10:00 Keynote Speaker –Carl Wieman (Stanford)
We are very please to have Carl Wieman, 2001 Nobel Prize winner, and the driving force behind the PhET simulations, as our keynote speaker.
11:15 Group Photo + Break
A photo is a nice reminder of the meeting, and helps convince administrators that you attended.
11:30 Mini-Business Meeting
Report-outs, elections and recognition awards. Have a candidate for our Excellence in Teaching
award? Nominate them at our nomination form
12:00 Lunch With Topic Tables
Sit with old friends, new friends or at a topic table. Possible topic tables: AP Physics, Physics First, Rookie Teachers, Two Year Colleges, Next Generation Science Standards, Labs and/or anything you want to bring to the table that meets a critical mass. These topic tables allow time for informal but focused conversations about topics important to those in attendance.
1:30 Expert Q&A Panel: Topic to be Determined
2:30 Share & Tell
Share your favorite demonstration or teaching tip. Since new teachers and section members will be at this meeting, you are encouraged to dust off some of your oldies but goodies. If you have handouts, please bring 75 copies. Time limit is 5 minutes per person or you risk the dreaded GONG.
3:30 Workshops & Talks
This is for topics that we can’t share in either the poster or Share & Tell formats. If you have something you want to bring to the community, submit an abstract
. We’ll update this space with a lineup in late March.
4:30 Official Close