Many physics departments do some sort of professional development for area teachers, often summer workshops or summer courses. A program that is of high quality, already developed and perfect for teachers is already available, AAPT's PTRA. State MSP funding requires careful evaluation, and the PTRA program is already set up to do this sort of evaluation, both of teacher and student learning gains, as well as teacher confidence and use of technology. The professional growth of teachers involved in the program is amazing, and it is much easier to host PTRA workshops than try to develop something at your own institution from scratch. Assistance was even made available from AAPT/PTRA in preparing a proposal for the state. Some of our experiences in hosting PTRA workshops and pursuing state funding will be shared.
2009 PhysTEC Conference
Part of the PhysTEC Annual Conference series
March 13-14, 2009
<a href="http://www.compadre.org/PhysTEC/items/detail.cfm?ID=8722">Stewart, Gay. "Physics Teacher Resource Agents." Paper presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13-14, 2009.</a>
Stewart, G. (2009, March 13-14). Physics Teacher Resource Agents. Paper presented at 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Retrieved March 9, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8722&DocID=1108
Stewart, Gay. "Physics Teacher Resource Agents." Paper presented at the 2009 PhysTEC Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13-14, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8722&DocID=1108 (accessed 9 March 2014).
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