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View Upcoming AAPT/PTRA Workshops

The following AAPT/PTRA workshops have been scheduled. If you are interested in attending contact the individual listed below.

The cost of attendance varies depending upon the workshop (see below). These workshops may be eligible for staff development funding.

Upcoming Workshops
Title: Adding Engineering Design to Physics Class
Date: 12/02/16
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Penn State Schuylkill Campus Classroom Building R. Michael Fryer Conference Center (Room C101)
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Contact: Patrick Callahan , 610-428-3594
Description: The workshop will introduce a number of additional projects to use with Physics classes to incorporate engineering design into the high school curriculum as encouraged by recent changes in science standards. The process of engineering design will be discussed and modelled throughout the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring along ideas that they have found successful with their classes as well as ideas to serve as seed for group discussion to plan new projects for use in the classroom. Although the ideas are shared for physics the concepts and activities are appropriate for all levels not just high school.

Title: Hands on Electricity Lessons for High School Physics
Date: 04/21/17
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: University of Scranton
Loyola Science Center – Room 123
204 Monroe Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
Contact: Patrick Callahan , 610-428-3594
Description: The workshop will explore the later units of the CASTLE curriculum designed to help students understand how electric fields are related to the function of electric circuits. Units planned will also explore how semiconductors work and the nature of AC. A brief description/review of earlier units will be included for those unfamiliar with the CASTLE curriculum. Participants will be provided with files for use with their students as well as detailed teacher guides for all units.