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Date: Monday, August 01

 

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Induction and Mentoring of Physics Teachers
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:00PM - 3:10PM
  Presider: Monica Plisch,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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The Best of Both Worlds
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:00PM - 1:30PM
  Author: Doug K. Panee
Brigham Young University / Oak Canyon Jr. High
801 318-3237, doug.panee@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: I have a unique perspective of "Developing a Network of Cooperating Teacher." I've been a cooperating teacher for the past 18 years for 20 student teachers and now I am a CFA, Clinical Faculty Assistant or TIR, at BYU. I have the best of both worlds because now I have the wonderful opportunity to support many of my friends that are cooperating teachers as a university mentor. I will share how this network has supported me as a cooperating teacher as well as how I and BYU help support the cooperating teachers in our network.
  Footnotes: I am sponsored by Duane Merrell of BYU
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Mentor Me...Mentor You
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:30PM - 2:00PM
  Author: Jon Anderson, Centennial High School
612-845-3468, anderson.jon.p@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: New physics teachers need mentoring! In addition to the need to know and understand their content, they need direction deciding upon appropriate demonstrations, analogies, examples, and labs, pacing of topics, seniors in the spring, classroom management, lab supply budgets, and much more. This talk will explore the role that mentors play in attracting new physics teachers, in helping them through those critical first years, and in retaining them in the profession. As a former mentee, I can speak to the value of all of these.
  Footnotes: None
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BH03:   

Training the Future
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 2:00PM - 2:30PM
  Author: Jan Mader, Great Falls High School
406-268-6388, jan_mader@gfps.k21.mt.us
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: As I near retirement I am beginning to panic. Who will take my place? Will they care as much as I do? Will teaching be their passion not just a job? With the diminishing number of science teachers entering the "pool" and even fewer in physics, what can veteran teachers of science do to encourage beginning teachers to enter the profession and remain in the profession when the going gets tough?
  Footnotes: None
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A Case for Induction--Keeping New Teachers in the Classroom
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 2:30PM - 3:00PM
  Author: Duane B Merrell, Brigham Young University
801-717-6038, duane_merrell@byu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Mentoring from a master teacher during student teaching may be the most important semester in the preparation of a new teacher. But even this mentoring does not prepare a student for what happens during the first year when they have a classroom full of their own students. I want to follow the story of two students who without induction after they graduated most likely would not be teaching now. Retention of these new teachers is as important as training new teachers. I think our role in helping with the mentoring and induction of these new teachers is as important and on par with the efforts that we make to help these students get their teaching licenses. I know these students have graduated from our teacher preparation programs but they still need to see that friendly face, hear that friendly voice. These students just need to know you as their teacher preparation mentor are still there and care. I will try to show how I think that the two students I have talked about above may not be teaching if they had not been confident that a university mentor would help.
  Footnotes: None
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Connecting Teacher Preparation to Professional Practice
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 3:00PM - 3:10PM
  Author: Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University
732-932-7496, eugenia.etkina@gse.rutgers.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: In this talk I will describe how the Rutgers Physics Teacher Preparation program connects pre-service training to post-graduation professional development and practice. The key here is to use social networks and face-to-face meetings as two components of a professional learning community. I will show how one can maintain such a community with very little time investment and no additional funding. The learning community not only supports beginning teachers during their most difficult years of teaching but also allows pre-service teachers to have high quality student teaching experience. I will share the achievements of the community and the difficulties that arise. Rutgers has been producing large numbers of physics teachers for the past eight years. Over 90% of these teachers remain in the profession.
  Footnotes: None
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