Past Episodes


Inspiring Students to Think Like Physicists with Hands-On Data Collection and Real-World Modeling [ep 5] View Recording.

 Thursday, April 18th, 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern (4:00-5:00 PM Pacific)

Fran Poodry from Vernier Science Education and Rhett Allain from Southeastern Louisiana University walk through engaging physics experiments your students can try in or outside the classroom. Whether it is a local slide, a spinning bird feeder, or a clip of a popular movie, you and your students can find ways to measure and/or analyze the “goalless problems” of our surroundings and our imaginations.

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Engaging Students with Realistic Virtual Physics Labs [ep 4] View Recording

 Thursday, February 22nd, 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern (4:00-5:00 PM Pacific)

Polyhedron Physics virtual experiments are 3D simulations of data collection environments that replicate the functionality of a hands-on lab. This episode's presenters share how students can be encouraged to explore interesting phenomena, gather data to develop explanations, test their predictions, and apply the findings.

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Aiding Student Learning through Meaningful Engagement with Interactive Virtual Resources [ep 3] View Recording

 Thursday, January 18th, 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern (4:00-5:00 PM Pacific)

PhET makes available numerous varied interactive simulations, useful as resources for engaging students with thoughtful incorporation of prediction, discussion, and reflection. Interactive Lecture Demonstrations provide successful learning when its instructional components are followed -- developing explanations, committing to predicted outcomes, supporting explanations, and working through revisions.
Prior to the workshop, download this one-page pdf file with the Prediction Sheet to be used during the ILD presentation.


Integrating Customizable e-Texts into your Classroom [ep 2]  View Recording

 Thursday, November 16th, 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern (4:00-5:00 PM Pacific)

Expert TA presents its option to customize an OpenStax textbook, in order to insert links to current events, embed videos or simulations, alter the wording or images, etc.




Solar Eclipse Activities [ep 1]   View Recording.

 Tuesday, September 26th, 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern (4:00-5:00 PM Pacific)

Digitalis Education Solutions leads interactive discussions and activity demonstrations to engage your students with the October 14, 2023 solar eclipse; sharing low cost, inspiring investigations that go beyond the usual activities and advice to safely enjoy a solar eclipse.


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