2020 Summer Institute

Dates: July 13-16

There will be online sessions on quantum and general topics. For more information see

The AAPT/Physics Teaching Resource Agents (PTRA) program provides peer-led professional development for K-12 teachers of physics and physical science.  The foundation of the AAPT/PTRA program is the annual Summer Institute, which provides PD on pedagogy, classroom applications for technology, STEM and NGSS applications, and physics content.  The institute prepares these master teachers to return to their community as PD providers.


PTRAs are highly experienced teachers of physics who would like to become involved in providing professional development to their peers and colleagues. 

For more information regarding the Summer Institute or PTRA requirements contact Karen Jo Matsler (kjmatsler@gmail.com).  Thank you for your interest in PTRA.