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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: Central Pennsylvania Section American Association of Physics Teachers Spring 2016 PTRA Workshop NASA resources and Rocket Science 101
Date: 04/08/16
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Moravian College Physics Department
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Contact: Kelly Krieble
Description: NASA has produced an abundance of information and educational materials for teaching about space. There is also a vast amount of information about airplanes and flight that often goes overlooked. The workshop will show you some of the resources that are available for teachers that are free. Many can be used to supplement your curriculum. There will also be an engineering activity for modifying a soda bottle into a water rocket. Participants would like to bring several empty soda bottles of different volumes to use in the engineering activity. Any size except for three liter is fine. A computer and storage space would also be useful. Workshop leaders: Pat Callahan (ptcallahan@aol.com) Dave McCachren (kmccachren@comcast.net ) 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.


Title: Waves: NGSS for Physics and Physical Science Teachers
Date: 06/20/16 - 06/30/16
Time: 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Physics Department
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
River Falls, WI
Contact: Lowell McCann , 715-425-4417
Description: Description: This two week workshop focuses on teaching Physics and Physical Science courses that help students meet and exceed the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Waves. Emphasis will be on Physics content knowledge, active learning techniques, and engineering design applications specific to the NGSS. The workshop may be taken as continuing education or to earn 3 graduate credits.

Cost: $950.00. Graduate credit can also be earned, at rates that are dependent upon residency status. For further information, see http://www.uwrf.edu/studentbilling/Index.cfm The PTRA Oversight Committee has approved a limited number of $200 stipends for teachers who complete this workshop.

Registration: http://www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/Summer.cfm