Connecting the new and the experienced in physics education.
The AAPT eMentoring program is designed to connect high school physics educators who desire additional guidance with experienced high school physics educators*—FREE of charge. Based on each mentee's profile, the program will connect them with a qualified mentor who fits the needs of that mentee. The mentee and mentor can then begin communicating through email, voice chat, telephone, or in some cases face-to-face. All participants will have an opportunity to grow professionally and connect with colleagues at a regional and national level*.
To become paired as an eMentor, eMentee or Instant Mentor choose the applicable role to the left. Some details about you will be collected during registration to ensure that the coordinator for your region matches you with an appropriate mentor or mentee. You will also be asked to agree to the expectations outlined for mentors and mentees before registering.
* Please note: This program is only open to first time high school physics teachers in the United States.
Need some immediate help within the next 24 hours, or are you not ready for a long-term pairing? Request an Instant eMentor, or become an Instant eMentor to help novice teachers. While not intended to replace the beneficial eMentorship pairing, this opportunity allows Instant eMentees to address time-sensitive questions to a group of experienced Instant eMentor volunteers.
2nd Monday of each month, 8 PM EST
January 12 – SimBucket (free browser-friendly HTML5 physics simulations) with Chris Bruce, SimBuck developer
February 9 – Modeling Method of Instruction in Physics with Colleen Megowan-Romanowiscz, CEO of the American Modeling Teachers Association
March 9 – Interactive Lecture Demonstrations with David Sokoloff, author
March 30 - HERStories - Valuing Diversity with Beth Cunningham, Executive Officer of the AAPT
April 13 – Physics Classroom (free online content resources) with Tom Henderson, developer
May 11 – Technology Integration with Dolores Gende, high school physics teacher
June 8 - Bootstrap: Algebraic Videogame Programming for the Physics Classroom, with Emmanuel Schanzer, founder of Bootstrap
July 13 - Physics Education Technology simulations (PhETs) with Trish Loeblein, Physics Teacher and K-12 Specialist at PhET
August 10 - "eMentoring Office Hours: How to get the most from your eMentoring relationship" with Rebecca Vieyra, AAPT eMentoring Coordinator
September 14 - "Title - TBD" with Matt Bobrowsky, author of Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6-8: Phenomenon-Based Learning
October 5 - "Deepening Your Physics Content Knowledge," speaker TBD
November 9 - "Writing and Reading in the Sciences" with Tanya Baker, The National Writing Project and Trey Smith, The National Writing Project science teacher and Library of Congress science teaching fellow.
December 14 - TBD