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Upcoming AAPT/PTRA Workshops

The following AAPT/PTRA workshops have been scheduled. If you are interested in attending contact the individual listed below.

The cost of rural regional institutes is free and pays a stipend plus per diem and travel. The cost of an AAPT/PTRA workshop, that isn't a rural institute, is $10.00 per participant per hour. These workshops may be eligible for staff development funding.

Upcoming Workshops
Title: Easy to Grade Lab Practicals Using Google Forms
Date: 03/10/17
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212-3941
Contact: Kenric Davies , 432-352-0572
Description: Teachers know that sometimes the only way to learn physics is by doing physics. One of the problems this creates for teachers, however, is the extreme amounts of time spent on grading lab reports. This session will detail how you can perform lab practicals that test both students’ knowledge of physical concepts and calculation accuracy without the tediousness of lab reports using Google Forms that grade it all for you!

Title: Video Analysis
Date: 03/18/17
Time: 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
670 West Boylstown St
Worcester, MA 01606
Contact: Steve Henning , 914 572 7858
Description: The “Video Analysis Workshop utilizes short videos, often just 20 to 30 frames in length, for teaching physics and other sciences. The videos are designed for analysis in a computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod. Using “LoggerPro (free software such as “Tracker” can also be used) positions of objects in the video frame can be measured by pointing a mouse and clicking. The data can be graphed, analyzed in spreadsheets, compared to theoretical models, and even used to display vectors or points superimposed on the original video. Participants will receive hands on use of the video analysis and a copy of the “Physics with Video Analysis” text from Vernier which has a generous site license for the materials.

Title: Hands on Electricity Lessons for High School Physics
Date: 04/21/17
Time: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: University of Scranton
Loyola Science Center – Room 123
204 Monroe Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
Contact: Patrick Callahan , 610-428-3594
Description: The workshop will explore the later units of the CASTLE curriculum designed to help students understand how electric fields are related to the function of electric circuits. Units planned will also explore how semiconductors work and the nature of AC. A brief description/review of earlier units will be included for those unfamiliar with the CASTLE curriculum. Participants will be provided with files for use with their students as well as detailed teacher guides for all units.

Title: Electromagnetic Forces and Interactions: Inquiry Methods for Physics and Physical Science with NGSS
Date: 06/19/17 - 06/30/17
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: University of Wisconsin – River Falls
River Falls, WI
Contact: Earl Blodgett

This two week workshop focuses on using inquiry methods to teach about electromagnetic forces and interactions in Physics and Physical Science courses. Emphasis will be on Physics content knowledge, active learning techniques, and engineering design application specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The workshop may be taken as continuing education or to earn 3 graduate credits.

Registration will begin in January or early February, 2017

For more informantion go to the university website: https://www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/Summer.cfm or http://aaptptra.com/wisconsin-2/.