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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 rural regional institutes is free and pays a stipend plus per diem and travel. The cost of an AAPT/PTRA workshop, that isn't a rural institute, is $10.00 per participant per hour. 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: 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

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/.