New Physics and Astronomy Faculty Workshop, ACP: Nov. 6-9, 2008
Ninety-five physics and astronomy faculty attended the New Physics and Astronomy Faculty Workshop held
Small group sessions explored these topics further as well as additional topics such as “Teaching and Modeling Using Physlets and Open Source Physics” and “Tools and Tips for Teaching Quantum Mechanics.” Other small group sessions explored topics like “Introductory Physics,” “Upper-level Physics,” “Digital Libraries,” “Tenure Matters and Time Management,” and issues related to the degrees offered by the participants institutions. More information is available at http://www.aapt.org/Events/newfaculty.cfm.
The workshop was organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers in collaboration with the American Physical Society and the American Astronomical Society.
Physics Day at NSTA
Friday, December 5, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
AAPT offers a full day of physics content at each NSTA area conference. Physics Day consists of presentations on physics topics of current interest, physics demonstrations for the precollege classroom, and a make 'n' take session where participants can construct a piece of physics apparatus for use as a demonstration or as laboratory experiment. Physics Day in Portland is being organized by the Oregon Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Visit http://www.aapt.org/Events/2008PhysDay.cfm for more information.