PhysTEC Resource Feature Archive

Teacher Education in Physics - Jan 25, 2012

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), a project of the American Physical Society (APS) and American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), has published a compendium of research articles on the preparation of physics and physical-science teachers, "Teacher Education in Physics."

The Role of Colleges and Universities in the Preparation of Future Teachers - May 19, 2011

Results of the experiences of the PhysTEC project in improving physics teacher preparation.

APS Forum on Education Newsletter - Fall 2010 - Jan 21, 2011

This issue of the Forum on Education newsletter features articles on two of the new PhysTEC sites and an article on the University of Colorado's Stage II Noyce grant.

Partnerships for STEM Education - Oct 19, 2010

This article provides a general introduction to the NSF's Math/Science Partnership project. It provides an overview of the project and discusses some of the project's successes.

Video: Introduction to the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program - Aug 5, 2010

A video introduction to the benefits of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, as told by two Noyce Scholars and a Noyce Program Coordinator.

APS Forum on Education Newsletter - Summer 2010 Edition - Jul 6, 2010

In the Teacher Preparation Section of this edition, Gay Stewart talks about the Arkansas Noyce Scholarship Program and Gabe Popkin discusses the PhysTEC Noyce.

PhysTEC at Cornell: A Progress Report - Apr 15, 2010

Cornell physics professor Rob Thorne writes about his university's PhysTEC project.

Doing the Right Thing (and in the Right Place) - Jan 15, 2010

Laurie McNeil, physics department chair at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, discusses their successful effort to implement a teacher preparation program.

Teacher Quality Education Policy White Paper - Nov 13, 2009

The National Academy of Education argues improving teacher quality
entails policies concerning recruitment, early preparation,
retention (including attention to working conditions),
as well as professional development.

Role, Education, Qualifications, and Professional Development of Secondary School Physics Teachers - Oct 2, 2009

This document provides guidance for administrators to gauge a candidate's qualifications to teach physics.

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