There are 66 heads in this photo, and probably a few came late or left early, so our total attendance was about 70.
If you’re a high school teacher looking to collaborate with other physics teachers with an open agenda, you may want to attend AAPT this summer. Kelly O’Shea is one of the organizers, and here’s her review of it:
“How great would it be to have a day at AAPT that was designed to be totally collaborative and interactive? Where you could decide on that day what you were excited to share with other high school physics teachers? Where you had time and space to work together on a new idea?
Pretty great, right? Yes, amazingly great. And how about if it only cost $20 to attend? And if that included food for breakfast and lunch?”
The map below shows the location of attendees, based on their ZIP codes
View NCN AAPT attendance April 2015 in a full screen map
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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
Some spaces still remain in University of Oregon’s June 18-20 short course on active learning in physics, “Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning.“
Chautauqua Short Course
Professor of Physics, University of Oregon
Way Past President, American Association of Physics Teachers (2011)
Help the Exploratorium celebrate their 2nd anniversary at Pier 15 on April 17. Share what you love most about our new home for a chance to win a lifetime Dual Explorers membership and a $500 gift card to the Exploratorium Store.
Share your favorite exhibits, views, and memories of Pier 15 for a chance to win a lifetime of exploration, curiosity, and creativity.
Complete details here: http://exploratorium.tumblr.com/post/114682402009/2nd-year-at-the-pier-instagram-contest
You and your students are cordially invited to the 2015 The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) Open House on Stanford campus.
Talks, Movie of the Universe, Planetarium Dome, Sun and Stargazing and much more.
Free hot dogs, snacks and beverages and raffle drawing for a chance to win great prizes.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Continue reading 2015 The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) Open House
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