AAPT Summer Meeting 2022


2022  Summer Virtual Workshop


Fun, Engaging, Effective, Research-Validated Introductory Labs and Demos, Including Virtual Learning Options
Code:  VW23B
Organizer:  David Sokoloff and Ronald Thornton 
Date:  Saturday, July 16
Time:  10:00 AM to Noon ET
Cost: $75 Member and $100 Non-member

Participants in this workshop will be introduced to research-validated active learning introductory labs, RealTime Physics (RTP) which make extensive use of computer-based tools and video analysis. These labs have been used effectively in college, university and high school introductory physics courses. Participants will also experience Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs)—a strategy for making learning in lectures more active and effective. These active learning approaches are fun, engaging and validated by physics education research (PER). This will be an active virtual workshop, with participants having direct experience with the materials and with effective learning strategies. Participants will also work with adaptations of these materials for distance and virtual learning.

Interactive Lecture Demonstrations: A Research-Validated Strategy to Improve Learning in Introductory Physics
Code: VW16A
Organizer:  David Sokoloff and Ronald Thornton 
Date: Saturday, July 16
Time:  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Cost: $75 Member and $100 Non-member

This virtual session will demonstrate Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs), a research-validated active learning strategy for the lecture portion of the introductory course that engages students to take an active part in their learning. ILDs have also been used successfully in high schools. Attendees will be introduced to ILDs in different areas of physics, through active audience participation, and will receive access to the book Interactive Lecture Demonstrations, containing ILDs on 28 topics from the introductory course. Work with Home-Adapted ILDs, designed for students to work on virtually at home, will also be included.

Coding Integration and Data Science Integration in High School Physics and Physical Science
Code: VW17A
Organizer: Chris Orban, The Ohio State University at Marion; Richelle Teeling-Smith, University of Mt. Union
Date: Sunday, July 17
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET
Cost: $95 Member and $120 Non-member
Budget: There is an extra $20 workshop leaders fee for this workshop. AIP Grant Funds will reduce the price of this workshop. Participants will be reimbursed $50 post-workshop

Ever wondered how to integrate a little bit of coding or data science into a high school physics or physical science class without overwhelming your students or taking up lots of class time? This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of simple, conceptually-motivated “STEMcoding” exercises where students construct PhET-like games like asteroids and angry birds using an in-browser editor that works great on chromebooks or whatever devices you have. We will also provide a tutorial of the STEMcoding Object Tracker which is a browser-based program that can track the motion of brightly colored objects against a solid colored background. Students can analyze the tracking data in Excel or Google sheets to extract the velocity and acceleration as a hands-on introduction to data science. These activities are part of a much wider curriculum that is highlighted on the STEMcoding YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/c/STEMcoding). The STEMcoding project is led by Prof. Chris Orban from Ohio State Physics and Prof. Richelle Teeling-Smith in the physics department at the University of Mt. Union. Participants will be reimbursed $50 post-workshop

WebPython For Beginners: Integrating Coding in The Classroom
Code: VW23A
Organizer: Glenda Denicolo, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY; Joe Heafner, Kris Lui, Montgomery College; Thomas O’Kuma, Lee College
Date:  Saturday, July 23
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM ET
Cost: $75 Member and $100 Non-member

Over the last few years, there has been a push to integrate computational modeling in the introductory physics curriculum. This is a workshop for novice coding learners, where participants will learn basic steps in WebVPython (also known as GlowScript) and practice with codes that demonstrate physics principles ranging from conceptual to calculus-based level. Participants will practice with activities that could be directly integrated into the classroom, starting with simple working codes where physical modelling will be incrementally added through guided steps. Further examples of classroom utilization of coding will be provided, and a discussion on the frequency of integration of computational methods in the classroom will be promoted. Participants are asked to bring their own laptops and to create an account in webvpython.org before arrival. This workshop is proudly supported by the Organization of Physics in Two Year Colleges, OPTYCs.

Creating Physics Online Learning Modules from Open Education Resources
Code: VW24A
Organizer: Zhongzhou Chen, University of Central Florida
Date: Sunday, July 24
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM ET
Cost: $75 Member and $100 Non-member

This NSF funded workshop has three main goals: First, it introduces participants to mastery-based online learning modules, a highly effective and flexible instructional design for improving online or blended courses, by organizing online learning resources into learning modules. Second, it introduces participants to a set of high quality, openly available online learning modules created for calculus based introductory physics, including hundreds of assessment problems, figures and text. Finally, it walks the participants through the process of designing and creating an online learning modules sequence, providing them with hands-on experience of creating their own first module, using several freely or widely available software for content creation. In addition, the organizers will also discuss with interested participants about advanced data analysis methods for identifying and interpreting student learning behavior from data collected from online learning modules, and showcase of Obojobo learning modules platform developed by the University of Central Florida.



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