We are returning to Berkeley for our Fall meeting.
We’ll flesh things out in the coming weeks, but here’s a quick rundown of what we’ll be doing:
Friday October 21
No-host dining with fellow physics teachers, followed by a social event in the East Bay.
Saturday October 22
Our keynote speaker is Bob Jacobsen, Berkeley physics faculty member and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. We’ll also feature a panel on gender issues in Physics and Physics Education, Share & Tell, workshops, and topic tables at lunch. Since we are at Cal we get some special treats, tours of their research and teaching labs, and a demo show from their stockroom!
So, how much does this cost, and how can you register? Well, if you paid dues last Spring, registration is free (we’ll send you an email with a discount code), otherwise it is $20, which includes lunch and registration for our Spring meeting! The registration link is right here: http://ncnaapt.org/event-registration?ee=38
If you wish to submit an abstract for a presentation or a workshop, the form is in the post below.
SAVE THE DATE – OUR NEXT MEETING IS OCTOBER 22 at CAL!
Are you doing something that should be shared with other physics teachers? Will it take more time than the five-minute limit in Share-and-Tell? In that case, please sign up to present a presentation or workshop.
What topics can be covered? Anything that tickles your fancy as a physics teacher that you think will help our community. This could be a neat experiment, original research, cool projects for your students, a report-back from a field trip that worked, an innovative way to approach grading, or anything else that you would like to share with fellow teachers.
The Astronomy Teaching Summit (ATS) brings together dedicated astronomy and planetary sciences educators to share innovative teaching techniques and successful instructional strategies that increase students’ engagement, achievement, and motivation. Although the ATS is designed primarily for college professors teaching the introductory astronomy survey course (ASTRO 101), science teacher educators and high school teachers that touch on earth & space concepts, and outreach enthusiasts will find the talks and workshops valuable. The summit includes formal presentations, interactive workshops, and roundtable discussions all designed around astronomy teaching innovations. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your innovative teaching toolkit! Astronomy educators and outreach enthusiasts from all levels are invited to participate and submit proposals for presentations.Continue reading Astronomy Teaching Summit at SF City College→
Our local high school teachers are encouraged to attend the 2nd annual AAPT High School Physics Teacher Camp. The camp will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016, just prior to the AAPT Summer Meeting at the Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California. What: The camp is a self-organizing opportunity for teachers of high school physics classes to discuss topics such as inquiry labs, standards-based grading, video analysis, and computer–based labs. The registrants will determine the topics. There will also be an expectation to share something about your teaching with the group.
I want to be sure your teachers are aware of a very unique opportunity to increase their understanding of content in physical science and physics. Professional development master teachers with the American Association of Physics Teachers will be in your area July 15-16, 2016 and would like to invite your teachers to join them in a stimulating, fun, and content focused professional development at the PASCO facility. Each day will focus on specific topics aligned with the California standards and we promise your teachers will be engaged and learn something new. One day will focus on elementary physical science and the second day will focus on higher-level physics and physical science.
We are very pleased to have Carl Wieman, 2001 Nobel Prize winner, and the driving force behind the PhET simulations, as our keynote speaker. The title of his talk is “Taking a scientific approach to teaching physics.”