Two-Year College New Faculty Training Experience
The American Association of Physics Teachers presents an 18-month experience designed specifically for Two-Year College Physics Faculty in their first five years of teaching.
The experience will equip participants with techniques that are:
The experience will include:
* There will be no registration fee for this experience.
Why you should join in on the Experience:
This Experience is designed to equip new faculty members with knowledge of active learning techniques that are both based on Physics Education Research (PER) and that have been successfully implemented at two-year colleges across the country. Led by experienced two-year college physics instructors, this conference will empower a new faculty member as they embark on the important mission of developing critical thinking skills in their students and developing the future technological workforce for this country.
This Experience will focus on Physics Education Research and the data that show traditional lecture-based physics classes result in relatively small gains in student conceptual understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics. Much of this will take place through an online discussion of journal articles related to the topic during June and July. Consequently, conference participants will be ready for the actual conference as they will understand why there is a need to engage students at a higher cognitive level.
This Experience exposes participants to three major pedagogical initiatives in introductory physics that have improved student comprehension: Microcomputer-Based Labs (MBL), Introductory College Physics/Twenty First Century (ICP/21), and Instructional Strategies in Introductory Physics (discourse management/TIPERS). Based on their exposure the first day, participants will choose two of these areas to further explore over the next two days.
Contact & Information
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This program is supported by National Science Foundation grant #DUE-1225603