PhysTEC Archive - Page 2


LA Video Resource - Nov 9, 2012

The Video Resource for Learning Assistant Development is a package (under development) of thematic case-based "video workshops," designed to supplement the University of Colorado's widely disseminated LA development program.


PhysTEC 2013 RFP - Oct 1, 2012

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is requesting proposals for new sites. The deadline for submitting an initial proposal is October 26.

Proposals are requested for comprehensive sites (up to $300k) and targeted sites (up to $75k). Comprehensive sites are expected to implement the PhysTEC key components and show a substantial increase in physics teachers. Targeted sites are an opportunity to explore innovative models for improving physics teacher education.


PhysTEC News, Fall 2012 - Oct 1, 2012

PhysTEC News, Fall 2012


Featured Supported Site: SUNY Geneseo - Aug 29, 2012

SUNY Geneseo PhysTEC site leader Kurt Fletcher has published an article in the Forum on Education Summer 2012 Newsletter about the Geneseo physics teacher preparation program.


Call for Manuscript Proposals - Aug 23, 2012

Manuscript proposals are currently being solicited for Effective Practices in Preservice Physics Teacher Education: Recruitment, Retention, and Preparation. This peer-reviewed book, which is being sponsored by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), will be co-edited by Dr. Eric Brewe and Dr. Cody Sandifer. Effective Practices in Preservice Physics Teacher Education is scheduled for publication in 2015.


2012 Colorado Learning Assistant Workshop - Aug 20, 2012

The PhysTEC project will co-sponsor its fourth workshop focusing on the University of Colorado's Learning Assistant program in October 2012. The Learning Assistant program is a highly supported peer teaching experience that has been shown to improve students' learning and attitudes toward science in undergraduate lecture classes and recruit talented science and math students into teaching careers.


Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop - Jun 20, 2012

APS in conjunction with AAPT held a workshop June 10-12, 2012 in College Park, MD to assist departments in developing strategies for increasing the number of physics majors. Presentations and resources from the workshop are now available.


PhysTEC announces new funded sites - May 14, 2012

The PhysTEC project recently announced it would fund Arizona State University; California Polytechnic University, Pomona; Central Washington University; James Madison University; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; University of Missouri, Columbia; and University of Wisconsin - La Crosse to develop their physics teacher education programs into national models.


Article: Preparing Physics Teachers at Chicago State - May 2, 2012

Site leaders at PhysTEC supported site Chicago State University (CSU) have published an article in the May 2012 edition of The Physics Teacher titled "A Collaboration Between University and High School in Preparing Physics Teachers: Chicago State University's Teacher Immersion Institute." CSU is now exploring exciting changes to its physics teacher preparation program by utilizing the expertise of Chicago Area teachers and early teaching experiences for students interested in, but not yet committed to, the physics teaching profession.


Workshop on Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program - Apr 16, 2012

Are you concerned about the number of majors in your department?  Would you like to build a thriving undergraduate program? APS in conjunction with AAPT will be holding a workshop to assist departments in developing strategies for increasing the number of physics majors. Institutions are encouraged to come as teams of two or more to help develop effective, workable plans that can be implemented on their campuses. Plenary speakers Carl Wieman, Office of Science and Technology Policy and S. James Gates Jr., University of Maryland, will contribute their insights on the topic as well.

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early.

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