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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: 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.


Title: Black Holes, Dark Matter, GPS, Particle Physics,and PEE
Date: 06/05/17 - 06/09/17
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:30 AM
Addtional Times: Same time each day of the workshop
Location: Austin College IDEA Center
900 N. Grand Ave
Sherman, TX 75090
Contact: Kenric Davies
Description: Are you teaching "modern" physics or 21st century physics? DO your students want to know about black holes and dark matter? Some estimate that over a third of our economy is based on quantum physics concepts. Are you students prepared for jobs in the quantum revolution? Applications of science and quantum are all around us, but challenging to teach. This STEM workshop will provide you with background content, engaging activities, and confidence to teach about particle physics, GPS, dark matter, black holes, photoelectric effect, wave particle duality and more. Participants will have the opportunity to work with local students one day to gain confidence and practice in a safe, supportive, and non-threatening environment. The workshops are provided by certified CPE providers. Cost of the workshop is $350 per participant and includes some equipment to keep. Sign up today on our website: bit.ly/learnquantum


Title: Black Holes, Dark Matter, GPS, Particle Physics,and PEE
Date: 06/19/17 - 06/23/17
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Addtional Times: Same time each day of workshop
Location: Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History
1600 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Contact: Karen Jo Matsler
Description: Are you teaching "modern" physics or 21st century physics? DO your students want to know about black holes and dark matter? Some estimate that over a third of our economy is based on quantum physics concepts. Are you students prepared for jobs in the quantum revolution? Applications of science and quantum are all around us, but challenging to teach. This STEM workshop will provide you with background content, engaging activities, and confidence to teach about particle physics, GPS, dark matter, black holes, photoelectric effect, wave particle duality and more. Participants will have the opportunity to work with local students one day to gain confidence and practice in a safe, supportive, and non-threatening environment. The workshops are provided by certified CPE providers. Cost of the workshop is $350 per participant and includes some equipment to keep. Sign up today on our website: bit.ly/learnquantum


Title: Electromagnetic Forces and Interactions: Inquiry Methods for Physics and Physical Science with NGSS
Date: 06/19/17 - 06/30/17
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: University of Wisconsin – River Falls
River Falls, WI
Contact: Earl Blodgett
Description:

This two week workshop focuses on using inquiry methods to teach about electromagnetic forces and interactions in Physics and Physical Science courses. Emphasis will be on Physics content knowledge, active learning techniques, and engineering design application specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The workshop may be taken as continuing education or to earn 3 graduate credits.

Registration will begin in January or early February, 2017

For more informantion go to the university website: https://www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/Summer.cfm or http://aaptptra.com/wisconsin-2/.


Title: Black Holes, Dark Matter, GPS, Particle Physics,and PEE
Date: 08/07/17 - 08/11/17
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Addtional Times: Same time each day of workshop
Location: Lee College
200 Lee Dr
Baytown, TX 77520
Contact: Tom Okuma
Description: Are you teaching "modern" physics or 21st century physics? DO your students want to know about black holes and dark matter? Some estimate that over a third of our economy is based on quantum physics concepts. Are you students prepared for jobs in the quantum revolution? Applications of science and quantum are all around us, but challenging to teach. This STEM workshop will provide you with background content, engaging activities, and confidence to teach about particle physics, GPS, dark matter, black holes, photoelectric effect, wave particle duality and more. Participants will have the opportunity to work with local students one day to gain confidence and practice in a safe, supportive, and non-threatening environment. The workshops are provided by certified CPE providers. Cost of the workshop is $350 per participant and includes some equipment to keep. Sign up today on our website: bit.ly/learnquantum