AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

K-12 Teachers' Day

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A special day has been prepared on Monday, JULY 30 for K-12 physics teachers and administrators who have never attended a national AAPT Meeting. Qualified teachers and administrators will receive a discounted registration fee of $85. This fee is much less than the usual early bird one-day registration fee of $260 for AAPT members and $485 for non-members. We are offering this special registration fee, because we want to encourage you to sample what AAPT has to offer K-12 teachers. We are confident that once you see what AAPT has to offer, you will become an active AAPT member.

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Attend a Special Luncheon where you will Learn More about Resources Available through AAPT that can Help you Improve Student Learning of Physics Including:

  • Adopt-a-Physicist
  • ComPADRE Digital Library of Free Online Resources
  • Contests: Physics Olympiad, Physics Bowl, & Photo Contest
  • eMentoring
  • High School Physics Teachers Grant
  • Journals: The Physics Teacher & American Journal of Physics
  • Physics Teaching Resource Agents (PTRA)

Attend Sessions Related Specifically to K-12 Physics

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  • PTRA: Model Gravitation Waves in YOUR Classroom
  • K-12 PER
  • High School Teachers Doing Action Research

Attend Weekend Workshops

(Workshops are an additional cost)

  • PTRA: Cartoon Physics
  • Fun and Engaging Labs
  • "Can We Have a Group Test?" Designing Collaborative, Active, Alternative Assessments for Physics Classes
  • Integrating Modern Physics into the High School Curriculum
  • STEP UP 4 Women

Additional Activities

  • Visit the vendor exhibit area to see the latest lab/demo equipment and textbooks
  • Visit the K-12 Teachers' Lounge
  • Attend the meeting of the Committee on Physics in High Schools/Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education
  • Develop professional relationships with physics teacher colleagues


A $30 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations.


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