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written by Lawrence T. Escalada and Julia Moeller
With the existing shortage of qualified high school physics teachers and the current mandate of the No Child Left Behind Act requiring teachers to be "highly qualified" in all subjects they teach, university physics departments must offer content courses and programs that would allow out-of-field high school physics teachers to meet this requirement. This paper will identify how the University of Northern Iowa Physics Department is attempting to address the needs of the high school physics teacher through its course offerings and professional development programs for teachers. The effectiveness of one such physics professional development program, the UNI Physics Institute (UNI-PI), on secondary science teachers' and their students' conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics, and the teachers' instructional practices was investigated. Twenty-one Iowa out-of-field high school physics teachers participating in the program were able to complete the physics coursework required to obtain the State of Iowa 7–12 Grade Physics Teaching endorsement. Twelve of the participants completed a two-year program during the 2002 and 2003 summers. Background information, pre- and post-test physics conceptual assessments and other data was collected from participants throughout the Institute. Participants collected pre and post-test conceptual assessment data from their students during the 2002–2003 and 2003–2004 academic years. This comprehensive assessment data revealed the Institute's influence on participants' and students' conceptual understanding of Newtonian Mechanics. The results of this investigation, the insights we have gained, and possible future directions for professional development will be shared.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 11-14
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Education - Applied Research
- Professional Development
- Teacher Preparation
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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- Teacher Characteristics
= Content Knowledge
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2177011
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01.40.jc
01.40.ek
Keywords:
PERC 2005, continuing education, out-of-field professional development, teacher training
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L. Escalada and J. Moeller, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8884&DocID=3495).
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L. Escalada and J. Moeller, The Challenges of Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development for Out-of-Field High School Physics Teachers presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8884&DocID=3495>.
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Escalada, L., & Moeller, J. (2005, August 10-11). The Challenges of Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development for Out-of-Field High School Physics Teachers. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8884&DocID=3495
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Escalada, Lawrence T., and Julia Moeller. "The Challenges of Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development for Out-of-Field High School Physics Teachers." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8884&DocID=3495 (accessed 23 April 2014).
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Escalada, Lawrence T., and Julia Moeller. "The Challenges of Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development for Out-of-Field High School Physics Teachers." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 11-14 Vol. 818 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8884&DocID=3495>.
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