Century Room
Millennium Room
Suite 231
Suite 331
Suite 431

PhysTEC 2007 Conference Schedule

The PhysTEC Conference will be held on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the Millennium Harvest Hotel in Boulder, CO.

The conference will have 21 workshops, 2 plenary sessions, and 3 focused discussions. Additionally, there are 2 focused discussions that will occur during a Post-Conference session.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Breakfast and Welcome, 7:15am-8:30am
Century Room
Session 1, 8:45am-10:15am
Century Room
Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to help students learn physics Eugenia Etkina and Alan Van Heuvelen
Millennium Room
Direct Practices for Physics Teacher Candidate Recruitment Carl Wenning
Suite 231
From Research to Practice: Why hasn’t educational research had more of an influence on teachers and what can we do about it? Charles Henderson
Suite 331
"Why Should I Care?" Making Physics Relevant to Non-Believers Robert E. Thorne

Break: 10:15am-10:45am

Session 2, 10:45am-12:15pm
Century Room
"Just Can't Be Done": Four Year Degree Plans, Full Internal Funding, and Other Secrets for Doubling Science and Math Teacher Graduates Michael Marder
Millennium Room
Attending to More than Content Mastery: assessing student attitudes and beliefs in our classrooms Noah Finkelstein, Wendy Adams, Katherine Perkins, and Steven Pollock
Suite 231
An Undergraduate Teacher Education Program For Engineering Students Janet A. Blume
Suite 331
Modeling Instruction in Physics: An Appetizer Kathleen A. Harper
Lunch and Plenary, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Century Room
Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the tools of physics to teach physics Carl Wieman
Session 3, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Century Room
Resources and tools that can help you implement the Investigative Science Learning Environment Eugenia Etkina and Alan Van Heuvelen
Millennium Room
Promise and pitfalls of reformed instruction for female students Catherine Crouch and Noah Finkelstein
Suite 231
Recruiting Females into High School Physics Teaching: Issues, Actions, and Results Patsy Ann Johnson
Suite 331
TIR'S and Teacher Preparation: The What, When, Why and How! Dave Buck-Moyer and Nancy Stauch

Break: 3:30pm-4:00pm

Session 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Century Room
Indirect Practices for Physics Teacher Candidate Recruitment Carl Wenning
Millennium Room
Recruiting and Retaining Minority Students David Aragon
Suite 231
How to most effectively use a master teacher
Focused Discussion: Gay Stewart, Facilitator
Suite 331
Ways to provide an early teaching experience
Focused Discussion: Cody Sandifer, Facilitator
Suite 431
What should a definitive volume on Teacher Preparation Include?
Focused Discussion: David Meltzer, Facilitator
Reception and Poster Session, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Millennium Room

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Breakfast on Your Own

Session 5, 8:15am-9:45am
Century Room
Why Having a Theory of Learning Changes What I do in Class on Monday Edward F. Redish
Millennium Room
A research-based approach to helping students understand mechanical waves Lillian C. McDermott, Peter Shaffer, Paula Heron, and Mila Kryjevskaia
Suite 231
Recruiting a New Generation of Physics Teachers: The Role of Mentoring in the Learning to Teach Continuum Drew Isola and Bob Poel
Suite 331
Cultivating Our Physics Community and Reaping the Next Generation of Physics Teachers Cathy Ezrailson

Break: 9:45am-10:15am

Session 6, 10:15am-11:45am
Century Room
The development of scientific reasoning skills in a Physics by Inquiry course Lillian C. McDermott, Peter Shaffer, Paula Heron, and Mila Kryjevskaia
Millennium Room
The Nuts and Bolts of designing a Pedagogical Course for Learning Assistants Valerie Otero and Steve Iona
Suite 231
Retaining a New Generation of Physics Teachers: The Role of Physics Departments in Effective Mentoring Programs Drew Isola and Bob Poel
Suite 331
Do student accommodations only mean I need to give them more time for the test? Julia Olsen
Lunch and Plenary, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Century Room
Rising Above the Gathering Storm Cherry Murray
Plenary Panel, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Century Room
Representatives from IBM, Intel, and Lawrence Livermore discuss the corporate/foundation view of the importance of teacher preparation
Post Conference Session, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Century Room
Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP): Providing Feedback to Improve Science Instruction
Focused Discussion: Paul Hickman, Facilitator
Millennium Room
National Task Force on Teacher Preparation
Focused Discussion: Stamatis Vokos, Facilitator