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July 30-August 3, 2011
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Date: Wednesday, August 03

 

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Developing Teacher Leaders
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.03
  Time: 8:00AM - 9:30AM
  Presider: Jon Anderson,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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Evolving into a Teacher Leader
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.03
  Time: 8:00AM - 8:30AM
  Author: Kenneth E. Wester, Illinois State University
309-660-9902, kwester@ilstu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This talk will address various aspects of teacher leadership, including the roles of teacher leaders, the importance of teacher leaders, ways of preparing future teacher leaders and the evolution of the classroom teacher into that of a teacher leader. I will address the path I took in becoming a teacher leader and eventually a physics teacher educator at the university level.
  Footnotes: PhysTech
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'OMG, You Want Me to Teach WHAT?'
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.03
  Time: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
  Author: Karen J. Matsler, UTArlington/UTeach
817-733-2293, kmatsler@me.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: How does the professional community go about developing the local leaders to help reluctant recruits to teach physics effectively? The discussion will share experiences and data relevant to the effectiveness of professional development focusing on what we need, what we have, what we know, and what works.
  Footnotes: None
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Reflections of a PhysTEC Physics Teacher in Residence
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.03
  Time: 9:00AM - 9:10AM
  Author: Rod A. Ziolkowski, California State University--Long Beach
562-673-9200, rodziolkow@aol.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Identifying, encouraging, and mentoring prospective/beginning high school physics teachers is my primary role as PhysTEC physics teacher in residence at California State University-Long Beach. I will describe the leadership role I play when interacting with the physics department faculty, developing curriculum and programs, and interacting with beginning physics teachers. After 25 years teaching high school students, I see my physics-teacher-in-residence position as equal parts responsibility and opportunity and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.
  Footnotes: None
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Inquiry and the Use of Technology in Teaching Physics
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.03
  Time: 9:10AM - 9:20AM
  Author: Mark LaPorte, Middle Tennessee State University
615 494 8843, mlaporte@mtsu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Effective implementation of technology within the context of inquiry instruction has been known to enhance the meaningful learning of physics by both enhancing the conceptual understanding and the motivation of students. Students who are explicitly aware of the questions they are trying to answer are more intellectually engaged in the design of the procedures to answer those questions. Mentoring pre-service teachers in the effective use of technology within the context of inquiry instruction is an important function of the TiR's role in preparing high-quality physics teachers. Examples of current technologies used in physics classrooms and how these technologies can be effectively used in inquiry-based curriculums are discussed.
  Footnotes: None
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Feeling Connected
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.03
  Time: 9:20AM - 9:30AM
  Author: James L. Overhiser, Cornell University
6074237429, joverhis@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: A sense of feeling connected is part of being human. This is especially true for a young teacher. Involving pre-service and freshman teachers in content-specific networks early in their career helps them understand the connections that can be made to support their work in the classroom. This can also remove the anonymity that teachers work under and place them in a cooperative group of professional development. Doing this early in the career of a teacher will help them see the importance of such networking and teach them the responsibility of moving into leadership roles to keep the network active and viable.
  Footnotes: PhysTEC/APS
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