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2009 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference

Physics Teacher Education Coalition
March 13, 2009 - March 14, 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA at the Doubletree Hotel & Suites

Institutional Transformation

The 2009 PhysTEC Conference explored institutional transformation as it pertains to physics teacher education. The conference featured parallel workshop tracks, plenary speakers, a poster session, and time set aside for informal discussion and network-building.

Workshop tracks

  • Early Teaching Experiences
  • Education Research
  • Introductory Course Reform
  • Partnerships for Transformation
  • Professional Development
  • Recruiting Teachers
  • Resources for Transformation
  • Teaching Methods

Plenary Speakers

  • Don Langenberg Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland; President Emeritus, American Physical Society; Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
  • Phil Sadler, Director, Science Education Department, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Executive Producer of A Private Universe; Recipient of Journal of Research in Science Teaching Award; Former Middle School Math and Science Teacher
  • Linda Slakey, Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation; Former Dean and Professor of Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Post-Conference Workshops