AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

High School Physics Teachers' Day

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A special day has been prepared on Monday, July 24 for high school physics teachers that have never attended a national AAPT Meeting. Qualified teachers will receive a discounted registration fee of $85This fee is much less than the usual early bird one-day registration fee of $260 for AAPT members and $475 for non-members. We are offering this special registration fee, because we want to encourage you to sample what AAPT has to offer high school physics 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:

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

Attend Sessions Related Specifically to High School Physics

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  • Using Minecraft to Teach Physics   
  • Modeling Instructions at All Levels   
  • K-12 PER
  • Activity Based Physics in the Advanced High School Classroom
  • Designing Curriculum for Social Justice in the HS Classroom   

Attend Weekend Workshops

(Workshops are an additional cost)

  • Mathematical Modeling with Demos  
  • Integrating Physics and Algebra through Project Based Learning  
  • Intergrading Engineering into your HS Physics Classroom   
  • Don't Lecture Me: Tutorial-based Curriculum for Teaching Advanced Placement Physics  

Additional Activities

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


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

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