Category: Events and speakers
Mark your calendars for our next section conference. We will meet at the Exploratorium, at its new location on the SF Embarcadero. In addition to exciting speakers, you will also have time to explore the new Exploratorium (all your favorite exhibits are there, plus many new ones).
Save the date: Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12, 2014
More details will be published by early 2014.
Here is a list of those who presented at Show at Tell on November 16, 2013. (We hope to have contact information for them soon.)
- David Kagan, CSU Chico
- Younes Ataiiyan, Santa Rosa JC
- Don Rathjen, Exploratorium
- Tom Woosnam, Crystal Springs Uplands School
- Jeff Jorgensen, Arroyo High School
- Laura Legé, American River/Sacramento State
- Philip Becker
- Harvey Barton, Lodi Academy
- Zeke Kossover, Jewish Community High School
- Dan Burns, Los Gatos High School
- Debbie Sater, California High, S.R.
- Dean Baird, Rio Amaicano
- Valerre Risk, Albany High School
- Kaushik Basu
- Ron Qian(questions on SAT)
- Lee Trampleasure, Carondelet High School, (smashing pumpkins)
- Rob Benn
- Phil Becker (UC a-g science approval)
We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2013 Section conference. Below is the complete program. Read more »
The program for our Fall 2013 section conference is now available in PDF format. We should have a web page version up shortly, but here’s the PDF in the mean-time.
Map of locations:
View NCN AAPT at Carondelet High School in a larger map with key to locations.
Don’t forget, registration is encouraged (helps us plan for how many will attend), but not mandatory. Register here.
Our fall 2013 NCN AAPT Section mini-conference will be held at Carondelet High School, in Concord, CA, on November 15th and 16th. Submissions for papers and presentations are now being taken; please submit your request here.
We have firmed up a date for our Section’s fall meeting/conference.
The main event is Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Carondelet High School in Concord, CA. Friday evening we will have some sort of event and social (details to be worked out).
Nearby lodging is available for our distant members, there is plenty of free parking, and Carondelet can be accessed by public transit.
Watch here for more details, including how to sign up to give a presentation! We hope to announce this no later than early September.
Invited Talk: “Changes in the Teaching of Introductory Physics at Stanford” Chaya Nanavati or Stanford University
Chaya discussed the existing structure that has an instructor that leads lectures and has Head TAs, Discussion TAs and Lab TAs that assist the smaller groups. Often we encounter several barriers to change: Administration or Colleagues are often resistant to change and need convincing, materials and time are necessary for change. She suggests using the already developed resources from Maryland University, Harvard, CU Boulder, etc. on group work and student-centered learning. Eric Mazur has lots of resources and evidence that interactive engagement increases the post-test gain on the Force Concept Inventory test. Read more »
Further updates and links to come… If you have any corrections please let the secretary know.
Tom Woosnam , Crystal Springs Uplands School
Tom discussed the Perimeter Institute; more information is available here: Perimeter Institute Catalogue (1)
Don Rathjen, Exploratorium Read more »
Join us at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA (just 16 miles NW of San Jose, 40 miles south of San Francisco) for the spring conference of the Northern California/Nevada Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Starting with a social and physics show, and observatory tour Friday evening, followed by a full day of physics education speakers and workshops on Saturday.