eNNOUNCER May 2023
Barbara Wolff-Reichert Travel Grants
AAPT announces the Barbara Wolff-Reichert Travel Grant. This endowment fund was established in 2023, by Jonathan F. Reichert to honor Barbara Wolff-Reichert and to encourage both new and experienced high school teachers, who have never done so, to attend and participate in national meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Read more
2023 AAPT Summer Meeting
Save the date for the 2023 AAPT Summer Meeting in Sacramento, California July 15-19.
Postdeadline Poster Presentation Submissions
If you want to share innovative ideas about how to teach physics more effectively, please take this opportunity to interact with fellow educators by submitting a presentation for the 2023 AAPT Summer Meeting in Sacramento. Click here to submit your presentation.The last day to submit a postdeadline poster is June 1.
Register before May 17 to receive the discounted early bird registration rate. Register now!
Grants are available to those that may need financial help to attend the summer meeting.
• Travel Grants
• Dependent Care and Accessibility Grants
AAPT is offering a number of workshops in association with the upcoming 2023 AAPT Summer Meeting. These workshops will take place on July 15-16. This is a great opportunity to gather with your colleagues and learn some new teaching techniques, while engaging in thoughtful discussion. Be sure and register early, as these workshops can fill-up quickly. Register for a workshop. You do not need to be a registrant of the AAPT Summer Meeting to attend one of these educational workshops. There is a special workshop only registration rate available.
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Sacramento will be the main hotels for the 2023 AAPT Summer Meeting. Both hotels are located directly across the street from the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, the location of the summer meeting. Secure your room.
Jeffrey Bennett Named as Recipient of the 2023 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award
Jeffrey Bennett, astronomer, teacher, and writer, is the 2023 recipient of the Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award. The lecture and award will be presented during the AAPT Summer Meeting. This award recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics. Read more
Katherine (Katie) Mack Recognized as 2024 Recipient of the Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced that Katherine (Katie) Mack has been selected to receive the 2024 Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award. She is recognized with the award for outstanding contributions to physics and for effectively communicating those contributions to physics educators. The award will be presented at a Ceremonial Session of the AAPT 2024 Winter Meeting. Read more
Alice Flarend to Receive 2032 Paul W. Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Teaching Award
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has announced that the 2023 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Physics Teaching Award winner is Alice Flarend, physics teacher at Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood, PA. This award is in recognition for contributions to pre-college physics teaching and awardees are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to their students.
Lin Ding Named AAPT Fellow
AAPT Fellows Awardee for Summer 2023 is Lin Ding, Physics Education Researcher at the University of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. AAPT Fellows are distinguished physicists, educators, administrators, and communicators who have been recognized for their contributions to the physics education community. Read more
2023 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT to be Awarded to Catherine Herne
Catherine Herne will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2023 Summer Meeting. Read more
PTRA celebrates 35+ years
In celebration of 35+ years of successful professional development, AAPT/PTRA invites you for a weekend of phenomenal physics phun! Join us June 23-25, 2023 for a unique professional development designed for teachers of physics and physical science in grades 6-12. Come learn new ideas, take home resources and equipment, and earn continuing education credits.
Topics include kinematics with a twist, projectile launchers, laser cooling, Doppler shift, astronomy, and energy transformations. There will also be a picnic and a PIRA demo show.
Limited scholarships available for travel and lodging (up to $1000). Equipment to be distributed is valued over $200, so a $25 deposit is required to secure a spot. For additional information and to register please visit our website https://aaptptra.com/workshops/
PTRA Summer Institute
The institute will be different in time, place, and focus in the summer of 2023. We are going to change the time and place of the PTRA Leadership Institute to coincide with another conference where there are already teachers attending. More details to follow, but for now please note the change:
2023 PTRA Summer Leadership Institute in Arlington, TX,
Friday, June 23 (afternoon) - Sunday, June 25.
Note: There will NOT be a PTRA leadership meeting before or after the AAPT meeting.
Put it on your calendar, it will be fun.
Support AAPT and Join the 1930 Society!
Your support goes above and beyond member dues, and we are so grateful to members like you who are investing in the future of physics education. That's why we decided to launch the 1930 Society. This special group of supporters, named after our founding year, honors contributions of $500 or more every year to our association so we can better serve physics educators and the physics education community.
Would you like to get involved with the 1930 Society? Donate today!
AAPT Participating in the AAAS SEA Change Professional Society Pilot
AAPT has been selected to be one of four participating organizations in the SEA Change initiative. Early in 2021, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) accepted proposals from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) professional societies to participate in a systemic change initiative called SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change. SEA Change provided an award of $10,000 to each organization to participate in the adaptation and piloting of the SEA Change self-assessment and action planning framework. The AAPT Board of Directors has made a $10,000 match to support completing the AAPT self-assessment. Read More.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AAPT - An Update from the DEI Task Force
We have had a very productive 2022! The AAPT vision, value proposition, guiding principles, and roadmap have been approved by the Board of Directors in early November and are now on the AAPT website. See this. A new DEI governance structure, the DEI Council, that will serve the needs of our members and the community of physics educators was approved by the Board during their recent meeting at WM23. More information will be forthcoming about the DEI Council. We thank members of the DEI Task Force for their valuable contributions over the past two years!
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Catherine Herne, David Marasco, Beth Cunningham if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to making AAPT a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.
Catherine Herne, DEI Task Force Co-Chair, email@example.com
David Marasco, DEI Task Force Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Cunningham, AAPT CEO, email@example.com
Call to Area Committees and List Serves - AAPT COMMUNITIES
As you know, AAPT is retiring its Lyris list serves.
If you chair an Area Committee or run one of the list-serves, and are interested in creating a group on COMMUNITIES, please get in touch with us. This may be the best way to create a "friends of the committee" group going forward. Using this method, the Chair could set the default delivery option for the group to Real-Time, which would most accurately mirror the current list serve model. These groups would be open for any AAPT member to join. We would like to start with a handful of these groups as a pilot program to see how it works. If you are interested, please reach out to Mike Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For those who do not choose to create a dedicated group on COMMUNITIES, you can still use the platform to let AAPT members know about your activities by posting in the General Community. We encourage all AAPT members to visit the AAPT COMMUNITIES platform and follow the Tag for any committee that you are interested in. Likewise, we encourage Committee Chairs to use this tag when posting information relevant to your committee.
Join Us for the AAPT Virtual Coffee Hour and Remote Instruction Share-a-thon
AAPT is working to help our members communicate with one another to provide the best physics education possible. AAPT members bring questions about physics education (taken broadly) to discuss and share their experiences in a confidential setting.
Please join us for these events!
Check here for next Virtual Coffee Hour. Check your in-box for an invitation. Please make sure you RSVP (email@example.com) to the event. Everyone who RSVPs will be sent log-in instructions a few hours prior to the call. We hope you can join us!
Help Support AAPT!
We are living in incredibly challenging times. AAPT has been on the forefront providing resources to help physics educators. However, we need your support to continue AAPT's programs and resources. Gifts to the AAPT Annual Fund support the everyday operations of AAPT, from inspiring excellence through educational programming to recognizing award winning physics professionals, all critical pieces in supporting the advancement of physics education. Many of these programs run year round that need your support--donate today to the Annual Fund to make a difference!
Find a New Job for the New Year
If your New Year's resolution includes finding a new job teaching physics, the AAPT Career Center is here to help make that happen! With our powerful search tools, you'll be able to narrow things down by education level, sector, and experience, to find exactly what you're looking for. We work directly with academic institutions searching for the finest talent to fill the latest teaching posts, including positions like lecturer, instructor, and full professor. Browse our full list of jobs today.
Want to Engage More with AAPT? Nominate Yourself to Become a Member of an Area Committee!
The National Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for all Area Committee. As an Area Committee member you will play a crucial role in helping your Area Committee actively work on their respective missions. All AAPT members are eligible to serve on an Area Committee.
Nominees will be considered for the WM24-WM27 Cycle (term begins at the conclusion of WM24 and ends at the conclusion of WM27). Nominations are considered on a rolling basis but priority will be given to applications submitted by August 4, 2023. Read Moreor go directly to the nomination form
CRC Handbook Needs Physics Teachers!
The CRC Handbook is looking for a physics teacher (high school or undergraduate) to help review physics topics in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. If interested, please contact Dr. John Rumble - Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking Candidate for One Part-Time Position at AAPT
Are you interested in a part-time position identifying fundraising opportunities and developing donor relationships? If so, you may be interested in the Development Manager position.
Click here to learn more about this position and apply today! Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until each position is filled.
Physics Department Chairs Conference Schedule Now Available
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Physics Department Chairs Conference program is now available! Get your first look at the workshops, breakout sessions, and talks that will be presented June 12-14. Haven't registered yet? Registration is open through May 5! Finalize your registration today.
2023 AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest
The 2023 High School Physics Photo Contest registration is now open, and will close May 15.The contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Teachers register on the AAPT website and receive a confirmation code that they will use to allow their students to submit their entries (essay and photo). Photos may be entered in either the Natural photo or Contrived photo category. The top 100 entries will be displayed and judged during the 2023 Summer Meeting in Sacramento, CA. Learn more
2023 AAPT PhysicsBowl Contest
Registration for the 2023 PhysicsBowl contest is now closed. Updates will be posted on the PhysicsBowl webpage.
Support the U.S. Physics Team - Donate Now
Each year AAPT sponsors a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad. AAPT is responsible for recruiting, selecting and training teams each year to compete in the International Physics Olympiad Competition. Your contribution is needed to support these high school students as they prepare to represent the U.S. internationally. Donate now!
The Physics of Living Systems Teacher (PoLS-T) Network
The Physics of Living Systems Teacher (PoLS-T) Network invites all who want to advance the teaching of secondary/high school level physics to join, especially high school physics teachers, physics education researchers, and decision makers in school administration and government. PoLS-T is organized by Eric Mazur at Harvard University to support high school physics teaching and teachers worldwide.
Join the PoLS-T Network: https://forms.gle/cj87TLRzJ6zcCEUL6
EDI Fellows Program Summer Pilot Workshop!
The American Physical Society (APS) Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Fellows Program will be holding a pilot workshop July 15th (Sacramento). This workshop is designed to support physics educators who desire to address classroom EDI issues in a timely way but are hesitant because they lack preparation to do so. By holding this pilot workshop, we hope to receive formative feedback to refine the workshop before we offer the workshop to the broader physics community after the completion of our Innovation Fund Award. If you are interested in attending this upcoming workshop, please visit our website to sign-up for our newsletter and receive periodic program updates. You may also contact email@example.com to express your interest in participating in the workshop. Space is limited.
Journal of High School Discovery
The Journal of High School Discovery is a new outlet for young researchers to share their work. We are the only journal created and run by high school students to publish the work of other high school students. This is a project we started out of a strong passion for science and a desire to show the world the passion of other like minded students.
We are looking for physics teachers to help curate our articles. As a curator, you would assist us by reviewing submissions for accuracy and scientific value, shaping the future of the journal. In addition, we ask for your help in connecting us with passionate students who may be interested in publishing their work.
We ask that interested teachers and students check us out at hsdjournal.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIREP_EPEC Conference and Award
On 3rd -7th July 2023 the GIREP_EPEC Conference will be held in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, UPJS, Košice, Slovakia on site at the Faculty of Science and online. The theme of the conference is "Physics learning for promoting culture and addressing societal issues". To the GIREP-EPEC 2023 Conference page, Košice, Slovakia (3-7 July 2023): Home page all the details are presented. I ask you to help in spreading the information, to send to the Conference a poster with the information you want to be disseminated and to honor GIREP participating in the opening ceremony in the form you deem most appropriate: in presence, online or with a message.
GIREP is paying more and more attention to a policy that brings quality research into its initiatives and at the same time favors the participation of teachers with research-based contributions. In this context it promotes the SARA BARBIERI Award for a work done by a teacher. On the page of the GIREP GIREP AWARDS-GIREP is published the call concerning a research activity conducted in a school class for at least 12 hours during the last 2 years. I take this opportunity to remind you that the Deadline for the submission was February 28. The evaluation period is March by a Commission of experts by means of a Rubric prepared by GIREP Board and decision will be announced on April 15 in order to invite those who win the prize of € 1000.00 to the GIREP_EPEC Congress in July 2023. The contact person for GIREP is my colleague Marco Giliberti of the University of Milan, who is available for clarification email@example.com
2023 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open
The PhysTEC Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding high school physics teachers who are alumni of PhysTEC member institutions. All institutions are encouraged to nominate a deserving graduate for this award who has at least three years of full-time teaching experience, including substantial coverage of physics. If you are an eligible teacher, consider requesting that someone at your alma mater nominate you. Several local winners will be selected, who can then apply for the National Teacher of the Year award. The deadline to submit nominations is May 1. Nominate on the PhysTEC website.
Watch the Newly Available Video, "Professional Societies and You"
It's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day professional responsibilities that you end up working in a bubble. Yet if your goal is to expand your career opportunities, engaging in the larger physical sciences community is an important step. For students and early-career scientists especially, joining a professional society can help build interpersonal networks and open up avenues for career advancement. Watch the video to learn more!
Opportunity: Help Identify High-Quality Instructional Materials with EdReports
EdReports is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower educators with independent, credible, evidence-rich information about instructional materials to ensure students have what they need to be college and career-ready. They are now accepting applications for reviewers for reviews of K-12 science instructional materials starting in April 2023. Apply now to engage in deep professional learning on the Next Generation Science Standards with a national network of skilled educators. Learn more about EdReports here and apply to become a reviewer here.
"Physics in an Astronomy Context" Mini Workshop Series
The AAPT team of the NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT) will be offering a series of short 1.5-hour workshops one Saturday each month from February through June 2023. These workshops are directed to all physics teachers (middle school, high school, two-year college, and university), and will focus on lesson ideas and digital resource packages (AAPT Digi Kits) that help teach physics topics in an astronomy context. Register for one or more sessions, and learn more HERE.
Calling TYC members!
The Organization for Physics at Two-Year Colleges (OPTYCs) has a number of upcoming free events and programs:
Engineering for US All (e4usa)
Engineering for US All (e4usa) aims to increase national access to engineering by providing a free high school engineering curriculum. This course can be taught by any high school teacher to any high school student who has completed Algebra I. Teachers are supported by participating in professional learning activities in the summer and throughout the academic year. Early Bird deadline has been extended to May 1. The cost for schools that apply by May 1 is $1,400. This covers the cost of summer professional development and a one-year membership in the e4usa professional learning community. Additional information about the year long e4usa professional learning can be found here.
Summer Online Training to Integrate Computer Science Into Physics and Physical Science
Are you code curious? In partnership with AAPT, this summer Prof. Chris Orban will be leading a beginner and intermediate level online course for high school physics and physical science teachers on how to integrate computer science into these subjects in a way that strongly aligns with traditional physics learning goals. Back in 2017, Chris and others started the STEMcoding Project and began creating activities on the physics of video games. Participants have the option to purchase grad credit. Click here for more information.
AAPT Member Spotlight
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University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Ut
Delivery Options for Print Journals
Many of you receive the print editions of our journals at your workplace, which you may not have access to currently. We wanted to provide you with instructions on how to update your preferred mailing address in your member profile.
- 1. Log in to www.aapt.org and sign in.
- 2. Click on MY ACCOUNT.
- 3. Click the EDIT button (pencil) under ADDRESSES.
- 4. Address preferences should be listed on the right side.
As always, if you need assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301.209.3333).
We appreciate our community of members, and we are here to serve you. If you have any difficulties renewing your membership or have any membership-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the Membership Department at 301.209.3333 or email@example.com.
Member Discounts Now Available!
AAPT Members can take advantage of major discounts at retailers such as Hertz, Office Depot/Office Max and HotelEngine.com. You save a percentage of your bill and a portion of the proceeds helps to support AAPT as well! Be sure to check the Member Discounts Program page for details.
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ODP Business Solutions Spring Refresh: Restock Your Essentials and Save
Spring is a great opportunity to declutter and organize your space. It is also the perfect time to restock your work or home essentials. By taking inventory of what you have and what you need, you can ensure that you're prepared for the busy spring and summer months ahead. Use your AAPT savings and get deals on top must-haves without overspending.
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What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?
Teachers make a difference. Given the chance, most of us would like to leave a legacy to organizations we valued in our lifetime. You help shape the future. AAPT can help you determine what you want your legacy to be-to your family, to your fellow teachers, and to tomorrow's future teachers. Planned Giving creates opportunities for you to make a lasting difference to physics education and AAPT. Consider including AAPT in your estate and financial plans. Click here for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAPT Member Benefit: Up to 25 Free Downloads of AIP Journals Every Year
AAPT has partnered with AIP Publishing on a valuable member benefit. AAPT members now have access to 25 free article downloads every year from any of the AIP Publishing journals
This is an exclusive AAPT member benefit. Access any one of the journals in this list, now by clicking the 'SIGN IN' link in the right hand corner, and logging in with your Scitation username and password. Access the full text of an article from the journal by going to the article page and clicking either the "PDF" download or the "FULL TEXT" menu buttons. You will then be given an option to use one of your AAPT member credits to access the article. If you do not have a Scitation username and password e-mail Scitation and let them know.
Articles you download will be saved in your Scitation profile. AAPT members receive 25 free downloads each year as long as their membership remains in good standing.
Thank you for supporting AAPT, and we hope you enjoy this new membership benefit.
Call for Award Nominations
The AAPT Awards Committee invites nominations for all of AAPT awards, citations, and medals. We are particularly interested in nominations for AAPT Fellows and for the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT. Deadlines for nominations are June 1st and December 1st.
Infusing Engineering Into the Science Classroom
Join other teachers seeking to integrate engineering into their science classroom with this unique professional development opportunity. Headed by AAPT/AIP Master Teacher Policy fellows Matthew Peterie and Andrew Edmondson, you will learn from experienced and skillful teachers. The cost will be $385 for individual attendee which includes your registration for the year long program and meals for the two days at Olathe Northwest. If a group of teachers from a building or district would like to attend, reduced pricing is available. After registering your team by completing the form below, subsequent correspondence will make arrangements for payment. Sign up here.
OSTP/NSF Working Group on Quantum Information Education
The OSTP/NSF working group on Quantum Information Education finished its report and there was a NSF press release. Read More. Also click here for full report.
Get the Facts Out
Do you need help with recruiting future teachers to your teacher preparation program? Check out these resources from Get the Facts Out. Our student and faculty presentations are designed to be easy to use as virtual presentations or for webinars that you can use to promote your programs. Here's an example you can watch. Have you seen the newly redesigned "Inspire Young Minds" GFO posters? Check them out here.
In the News
AAPT Member, Paul Miller Recognized with 2023 West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award
Paul Miller, teaching professor and associate chair in the Department Physics and Astronomy, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Miller is recognized for his long-standing exceptional teaching effectiveness in the introductory physics courses at WVU. He is known for creating engaging and meaningful active learning classroom experiences that have lasting positive impacts on students. Miller started his higher education teaching career at WVU in 2009 and has since taught 84 sections of eight different courses. He specializes in and actively seeks out opportunities to teach large-enrollment courses and has directly taught more than 7,000 students. Read more
Spring and Summer PICUP Computational Physics Workshops
TheAttention all physics faculty. Consider participating in one (or more!) of these upcoming workshops sponsored by the Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics (PICUP). Please share these opportunities with fellow faculty members. These workshops are a great way to introduce colleagues to the pedagogical possibilities and benefits of integrating computational activities into their physics courses.
Spring 2023 PICUP/OPTYCs Virtual Workshop: Introductory Physics Course Activities Using Spreadsheets , to be held online Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 11:00am to 2:00pm CDT. The workshop is open to anyone who teaches introductory physics courses. Details can be found on the PICUP website
2023 Boston and New England PICUP Workshop: Open up bold new teaching horizons with computational activities, to be held at Tufts University on Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:00pm EDT. The workshop is open to high school, 2-year college, and 4-year institution physics faculty. Details can be found on the PICUP website
IUPUI Physics Department / PICUP Workshop: Incorporating Computational Physics in the Undergraduate Physics Curriculum , to be held on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT. The workshop is open to all physics instructors from high schools, two-year colleges, 4-year colleges and universities who are interested in including a computational component in their classrooms. Details can be found here: www.compadre.org/PICUP/Events/
Data Science Education Community of Practice Workshop in College Park, MD from June 26-28.
The Data Science Education Community of Practice on including data science in undergraduate physics curriculum. This workshop will be from June 26 through June 28 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Participants are expected to attend the entire workshop.
The primary goal of this workshop is to develop a community of practice around incorporating data science into the undergraduate physics curriculum. This workshop will include lectures from faculty who are already engaged in this process. It will also include presentations from fellows in our program who are developing modules for inclusion in the existing curriculum. It will also include time for discussion, contributed talks, and participation from industry.
To meet these goals, this workshop will be focused on physics faculty teaching undergraduate physics. Faculty who are accepted to the workshop will need to pay for travel and $75 USD registration fee. Because of the interactive nature of this workshop, in-person attendance is expected.
Because this workshop has limited space, we have an application process. Applications received by April 14th at 5 PM ET will receive full consideration for travel support and contributed talks. We will notify you by April 21st when we make our decision. Apply here
4th Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY4) Registration Open
The Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA) is hosting the 4th Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY4) at Cal State Chico in Chico, CA, July 12-14, 2023, immediately before the 2023 AAPT Summer meeting in Sacramento. The theme of the conference is Advanced Labs: Transformative Hubs for STEM Careers. This is a hands-on, workshop-based conference for those who teach ANY lab beyond the introductory sequence (Optics, Electronics, Modern Lab, Advanced Lab, etc.). There will be opportunities for presenting a workshop and/or a poster and publishing in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings. ALPhA will be providing free bus transportation from Chico to Sacramento for BFY4 attendees also attending the AAPT Summer Meeting so that you can keep the conversations going. Registration for BFY4 is now open at: https://advlab.org/sys/website/?pageId=18230. Early Bird registration ends April 30.
Arizona State University Master of Natural Science Degree for High School Teachers
Arizona State University has an interdisciplinary Master of Natural Science (MNS) degree in physics for high school and TYC teachers. Courses are in summer, and the degree is founded on Modeling Instruction. Teachers in 15 western states can apply for 150% of resident graduate tuition; the deadline is APRIL 1.
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Medical physics website available as resource for physics educators
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), an affiliated organization with AAPT, just completed a large-scale effort to launch a public education website. Medical physics is a field that uses concepts in physics to address questions in medicine. Medical physicists work in research, education, and clinical capacities in medical imaging, radiation therapy, and health physics. Physics students who want to learn how an MRI scanner works, read about how radiation affects cells, or just want to learn about a career in applied physics will enjoy this website, which includes an active "Ask the Expert" platform. https://www.medicalradiationinfo.org/.
The American Modeling Teachers Association
The American Modeling Teachers Association has been transforming STEM education since 2005. AMTA provides professional development on an instructional strategy called, Modeling Instruction, which builds conceptual understanding, improves classroom discourse, and engages students in the learning process. AMTA will soon announce our slate of virtual and face-to-face courses for 2023! Hosts are also beginning to schedule Modeling Workshops in different regions across the country. Details will be updated and registration will be open soon. You can see a full list with details as they become available at modelinginstruction.org/pd.
The Knowles Teaching Fellowship provides financial support, mentoring and coaching, and community membership for pre-service and first-year math and science teachers. Applications for next year's cohort are now open; submit a referral for a student you know today!
Let U.S. K-12 Educators Know: Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Application is Live!
The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a yearlong professional learning opportunity and short-term exchange for elementary, middle, and high school educators from the United States to develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms equips educators to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.
Find Resources for Teaching Physics for Life Sciences Students on the Living Physics Portal
The Living Physics Portal is an online environment for physics educators to find, share, and discuss free teaching materials for introductory physics for life sciences (IPLS). The objective of the Portal is to improve the education of the next generation of medical professionals and biologists by making physics classes more relevant for life sciences students. The Portal is available for free to all verified educators.
Features available on the Portal are:
• Anyone can view and download over 200 resources in our Vetted Library.
• Registered users can also view and download over 100 resources in our Community Library, along with answer keys and other instructor supplements, and join discussions about resources.
• Registered users can contribute curricular resources and instructor resources to our Community Library and Vetted Library, including adaptations of others' resources, and join our discussions. We accept all kinds of resources at all grain sizes, from a single activity to materials for a whole course. We encourage you to start by submitting a small activity to our Community Library. Once you get the hang of that, we invite you to contribute your polished materials to our Vetted Library to be reviewed by our editors.
Career Toolbox for Undergraduates
The Careers Toolbox for Undergraduate Physics Students is a set of tools and exercises designed to help undergraduate physics students prepare to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. Tools range from exploring the common job titles of physics bachelor's to preparing for interviews, and are all geared specifically for physics students. This resource is brought to you by the American Institute of Physics and the Society of Physics Students. The 4th Edition is now ready for use.
Recruit STEM Interns from the Best Job Sites for FREE!
The AAPT Career Center offers no-cost postings to employers recruiting seasonal interns. Locate the best fit for your organization by reaching the future of the science community - the AAPT membership, as well as the members and student members of the American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology, and the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma.
Get the word out! Your posting will also appear on the Physics Today Jobs site, which when combined with the job sites of the organizations mentioned above forms the ultimate online science, engineering, and computing career network, ensuring maximum relevant visibility for your internship. Visit https://jobs.aapt.org/employers/ to get posting!
Jobs Announcements from the Career Center
Assistant Professor of Practice (Physics)-Non-Tenure Track
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