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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
Date: 03/17/18
Time: 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location: Nashua Community College
505 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Contact: Steve Henning
Description: PTRA TIPERS (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) are tasks inspired by Physics Education Research to provide alternative learning formats. TIPERS provide students with tasks that address physical ideas and principles in a variety of ways. Some of these are Ranking Tasks, Bar Chart Tasks, Linked Multiple Choice Tasks, Working Backwards Tasks, Predict and Explain Tasks and many others. These are designed to help students learn the important concepts and principles of physics while providing a conceptual base upon which students can solve physics problems with understanding. Participants will be receiving two free books: the latest TIPERS Manual and the Ranking Tasks manual.

Title: Quantum Physics: The Basics
Date: 04/06/18
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Penn State Schuylkill Campus
Schuylkill Haven, PA
Contact: Patrick Callahan
Description: The ideas of Quantum Physics are new to most and often considered scary! In the workshop we will explore some of the basic principles of Quantum Physics and how they are applied to real world uses. Materials from the Institute for Quantum Computing will be the foundation of the workshop. Two Rules of Quantum; Particle- Wave duality; Uncertainty principle; Polarization as “proof”; Quantum Computing; Interferometer; are things that will be presented. The PTRA team is not experts but we will enjoy pointing you in directions and learning together. It is exciting to start to understand!

PTRA Team: Pat Callahan (ptcallahan@aol.com), Dave McCachren (kmccachren@comcast.net ), Alice Flarend (amf@blwd.k12.pa.us)

Cost: $75 make check payable to AAPT-CPS Please let us know at least two weeks before the workshop so we can plan for materials. Please send registration to: or email and pay at workshop

Hosting Institution Contact: Michael R. Gallis 200 University Drive Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 mrg3@psu.edu