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January 8-12, 2011
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Designing and Implementing an Inquiry-based Physics Course for K-12 Teachers
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  Date: Sunday, Jan.09
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $65.00
Nonmember: $90.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Teacher Preparation
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Research in Physics Education
  Leader(s): Lillian McDermott, peg@phys.washington.edu
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description Laboratory-based courses in physics can help teachers develop the depth of understanding necessary to teach physics and physical science as a process of inquiry. For over 30 years, the UW PEG has been offering such courses using Physics by Inquiry(1), a research-validated curriculum. This workshop focuses on the design of special physics courses for teachers and is primarily intended for college and university faculty, lead teachers, and others responsible for K-12 teacher professional development. Participants will experience and reflect on critical elements of courses that can help teachers deepen their conceptual understanding, gain familiarity with common student difficulties, and translate their own learning into effective classroom practice. * This work has been supported in part by a series of grants from the NSF, the most recent of which is DRK-12 grant #0733276. (1)Physics by Inquiry, L.C. McDermott and the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington, Wiley (1996).
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