Following is a map showing registrants as of Tuesday, April 19th.
We’ll be back at Foothill in April!
Each month we will spotlight a NCNAAPT member. Each member will be asked a few questions about their involvement in the section to showcase the many benefits of their membership.
Our inaugural Member Spotlight educator is Valerie Risk, who has been teaching for 5 years. She currently teaches Physics and AP Physics at Albany High School in Albany, CA.
– How long have you been a member of NCNAAPT?
I’ve been a member of NCAAPT since 2011. That was the year Richard Muller gave the keynote address for the NCAAPT meeting at UC Berkeley. Continue reading “January Member Spotlight: Valerie Risk”
Val Monticue, our very own Secretary, continues to contribute to our deeper understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Her website is full of resources, and her goal is “to introduce teachers to the pros while mitigating the cons as much as possible.” We encourage you to visit her site:
There are hands-on Vernier workshops coming to our area, and seats are still available.
Data-collection Workshop in Santa Clara, CA
- Monday, April 27, 2015
- 4:00 – 8:00 PM
- Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
- Details and registration »
Data-collection Workshop in San Francisco, CA
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- 4:00 – 8:00 PM
- Courtyard San Francisco
299 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
- Details and registration »
Join us to learn how to integrate our data-collection technology into your science curriculum. You will have the opportunity to explore our award-winning sensor interface, the Vernier LabQuest.
Vernier Software & Technology
PS. Our local Vernier contact is long-time NCN AAPT member Clarence Bakken, who you can reach at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who have been looking for Modeling Instruction workshops, this summer there are several opportunities for you in California (as well as in-state tuition for classes at Arizona State University). Continue reading “Modeling Instruction workshops: Summer 2015”
PASCO is hosting our spring 2015 conference at their headquarters in Roseville. In addition to our usual amazing speakers, share and tell, and networking, we will also have the opportunity to see “behind the scenes” at PASCO and see some of their latest implements for our classrooms. We are also pleased to have Alex Filippenko, famed Berkeley astronomer/astrophysicist, as our keynote speaker.
Video of Alex Filippenko at TedXBerkeley
As usual, we will have a Friday evening social and brief program. PASCO will give a brief presentation on their history and some of their recent product developments (click the “View details” link below for more details).
Saturday will include a Poster Session (introduced with a great success at our conference last fall at CCSF), share and tell, discussion groups, our keynote speaker, and another option for tours of PASCO for those who couldn’t attend Friday evening (click the “View details” link below for more details). Lunch and breakfasty snacks are included with registration.
The complete schedule is available on our registration page, so click here now 🙂
Our fall 2014 meeting will be at the City College of San Francisco this November. There will be a social event on the night of the 14th followed by a full day on Saturday the 15th. Our keynote speaker will be Dennis Wingo of the ISEE-3 Reboot Team, a group of space enthusiasts who are attempting (with good progress) to revive a NASA space probe launched in 1978.
Our draft schedule is below the page-jump
The next PTSOS meeting will be on August 23 at Los Gatos High School from 9 to 4.
Our format is informal, flexible, and friendly. We like to think that everyone leaves the workshop with something they can use right away in their classrooms. Most of the teachers who attend teach regular high-school physics, but we also see many AP Physics teachers, college physics teachers, junior-high physical-science teachers, and even math, chemistry, and biology teachers.
Thanks to our generous benefactors (especially the Karl Brown family), the workshop is free, including a free, onsite lunch and coffee and doughnuts. Continue reading “Registration for August PTSOS Now Open!”
This is not exactly in our backyard, but worth two weeks if you can make it.
June 16-27, 2014 M-F 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Physics department at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and the American Association of Physics Teachers’ PTRA program have provided in service teachers with high quality, in depth, and useful educational experiences for nearly 30 years. Continue reading “Forces and Interactions: NGSS for Physics and Physical Science Teachers”