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Date: Tuesday, August 02


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New AP B Where Are You?
  Location: HC 3048
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
  Presider: Martha Lietz,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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Part I. The New AP Physics B Curriculum
  Location: HC 3048
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
  Author: Gay B. Stewart, University of Arkansas
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The latest information released by College Board in regard to the new AP Physics B courses--Physics 1 and Physics 2 will be presented, including an overview of the curriculum framework along with the division of content between Physics 1 and Physics 2. Currently, Physics B is supposed to follow a preparatory course. Now, the material is divided up and deepened to make each year a stand-alone, rigorous, conceptual and problem-solving course. These courses can be placed flexibly into a school's curriculum; examples, alignment of the courses with college courses and possible ramifications for college credit will be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
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Part II. Teaching the New AP Physics B
  Location: HC 3048
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 9:00AM - 9:30AM
  Author: Connie J. Wells, Pembroke Hill School
  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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