AAPT Virtual Coffee Hour

AAPT Virtual Coffee Hours are a benefit of membership and open to all AAPT members. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our members to meet virtually in an informal setting to discuss and share teaching methods and practices with your peers.

We began these events as a response to COVID19 and the sudden need for many teachers to quickly adapt to online teaching. The calls typically involve anywhere between 35 and 50 physics educators engaged in dialogue - a healthy mix of live conversation and posting of helpful links and resources in the chat box. After the event, we send everyone who RSVPs a recording of the session along with a summary of the resources provided in the chat. Currently, the Virtual Coffee Hours take place every Tuesday (alternating between a 4:00 PM Eastern and a 7:00 PM Eastern start time).

To participate on the call:
Each week (typically on Thursday), we email our members an invitation for next week’s Virtual Coffee Hour. Please RSVP by replying to this email. About an hour before the call, everyone who RSVPs will receive the link to the Zoom meeting. If you have any questions, please contact us at marketing@aapt.org.

You may also find the event listed on the AAPT Calendar.

Note: Attendees are required to RSVP to each meeting invite in order to receive login instructions.

Interested in moderating a Virtual Coffee Hour?
The Virtual Coffee Hours are typically moderated by your fellow AAPT members. If you are interested in serving as a moderator, please contact mhannum@aapt.org.

For examples of past Virtual Coffee Hours, please check out AAPT’s YouTube channel .

We hope to see you at the next AAPT Virtual Coffee Hour!