PTEC Slideshow Feature Archive - Page 3
2011 Solicitation for New PhysTEC Sites - Oct 11, 2011
The PhysTEC project requests proposals for new sites to develop model physics teacher education programs. Initial proposals are due October 26 for comprehensive sites (up to $300k) and targeted sites (up to $75k). A webinar on October 5 discussed the solicitation.
Call for PhysTEC 2012 Conference Workshop Proposals - Sep 26, 2011
The PhysTEC Conference is the nation's largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education. It features workshops, panel discussions, and presentations by national leaders, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The 2012 conference will be held in conjunction with the American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting.
PhysTEC invites proposals for 90 minute workshop sessions at the conference. The theme for the conference is New Paradigms for Physics Teacher Education, though proposals related to any aspect of physics teacher preparation will be considered. Submission does not guarantee a workshop slot, and project management will determine appropriate sessions based on a number of criteria. If a proposal is accepted, the presenters' documented travel expenses will be reimbursed if requested.
The proposal requires a 100 word abstract, a list of objectives, the intended audience, an outline of facilitation strategies, and a brief professional biography. Applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Eastern, October 10, 2011. Applicants will be notified by October 31st, 2011 if their proposal has been accepted.
2011 Colorado Learning Assistant Workshop - Aug 29, 2011
2011 Colorado Learning Assistant Workshop
Video Feature: Dr. Carl Wieman - Jul 7, 2011
Video presentation by Dr. Carl Wieman.
2011 PhysTEC Conference proceedings - Jun 3, 2011
2011 PhysTEC Conference proceedings available on the conference webpage.
PhysTEC Announces New Funded Sites - May 13, 2011
PhysTEC Announces New Funded Sites
Noyce Funding - Feb 14, 2011
Funding for the NSF's Noyce Scholarship program, which supports future math and science teachers, has increased dramatically as a result of the federal government's commitment to STEM education. The application deadline for the next round of Noyce funding is March 23, 2010.
In response to substantial evidence that many U.S. students are inadequately prepared in science and mathematics, we have developed an effective and adaptable model that improves the education of all students in introductory physics and increases the numbers of talented physics majors becoming certified to teach physics. We report on the Colorado Learning Assistant model and discuss its effectiveness at a large research university.
2011 PhysTEC Conference - Feb 8, 2011
The PhysTEC Conference is the nation's largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education. The 2011 conference will focus on Sustainability for Teacher Education Programs, and will be held jointly with the UTeach Institute Annual Conference in May.
Featured PhysTEC Funded Site: MTSU - Feb 8, 2011
Physics chair Ron Henderson's recent article describes the new momentum behind physics teacher education at Middle Tennessee State University. Pictured above are the first physics teachers that will graduate from MTSU as part of the PhysTEC program: Paul Turner, Hilary Ball, and Dylan Russell.