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Learner-centered Environment for Algebra-based Physics (LEAP)
  Date: Sunday, Jan.09
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $40.00
Nonmember: $65.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Research in Physics Education
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Paula Engelhardt,
  Co-Leader(s): Steve J. Robinson
  Description The Learner-centered Environment for Algebra-based Physics (LEAP) is a newly developed, two semester physics curriculum for algebra-based physics. The course pedagogy and activity sequence is guided by research on student learning of physics and builds on the work of the NSF supported project, Physics for Everyday Thinking (PET). Students work in groups to develop their understanding of various physics phenomena including forces, energy, electricity and magnetism, light and optics. Students utilize hands-on experiments and computer simulations to provide evidence to support their conceptual understanding. Traditional problem solving is scaffolded by using the S.E.N.S.E. problem solving strategy. During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the LEAP curriculum and S.E.N.S.E. problem solving strategy, will examine and work through a sample of the types of activities students do, and will view video from the college LEAP classroom. *Supported in part by NSF CCLI grant #DUE-0737324
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