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Part II. Teaching the New AP Physics B
  Location: HC 3048
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 9:00 AM -9:30 AM
  Author: Connie Wells, Pembroke Hill School
816-936-1466, cwells@pembrokehill.org
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The conceptual level for the newly designed course will be significantly deeper, thereby allowing teachers more time for inquiry-based, student-centered learning. Suggested approaches to the incorporation of elements of the redesigned courses into current AP Physics courses will be offered as teachers plan during the interim between now and first year of implementation of the new curriculum. New teachers will discover an approach to physics teaching that merges conceptual development with scientific practice. Experienced teachers will see how their current practices merge with the goals of Physics 1 and Physics 2. Participants will gain insight into what impact these changes may have on their current teaching practices. Participants will be given examples of how these new courses can be placed flexibly into a school's curriculum, and the teacher support materials that will accompany both courses will also be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
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