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Join the community of Physics teachers on Long Island to share your ideas, find support from fellow Physics teachers, and stay informed. To learn more about the many ways we support our physics teachers, go to ABOUT LIPTA.


Benefits of Membership

All Physics, by Physics people, for Physics teachers of Long Island, NY:

  • Fall Conference – for Physics teachers, typically on a Saturday morning
  • Spring Conference – for Physics teachers, typically on a Saturday morning
  • Physics Olympics: 1-day event for student teams, typically in March
  • Discussion of AP/IB exams – for Physics teachers, typically in May
  • BBQ social: for Physics teachers, typically in June
  • Newsletters: delivered to your email of choice

You can now renew your LIPTA membership! Go HERE.


Latest Posts

  • Short Course: Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies 

    Short Course: Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies 

    that Improve Student Learning (Including Virtual, Distance Learning)

    See: http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/CHAUT.htm

    July 29-31, 2024, Portland, Oregon

    Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools. Graduate credit will be available through the University of Oregon*

    Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton, Tufts University

    Participants in this two and a half day course will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning. These includeRealTime Physics (RTP) labs (including a distance-learning version), Interactive Lecture Demonstration (ILDs) (including Clicker ILDs and Home-Adapted ILDs—for distance-learning), Collaborative Problem-Solving Tutorials, and Physics with Video Analysis (PVA). Participants will be introduced to the latest, versatile data acquisition and video analysis software that—in addition to Mac OS and Windows—is compatible with Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones. Physics topics will be chosen from both semesters of introductory physics. Research on the effectiveness of these strategies will also be discussed.

    Complimentary printed copies of and online access to curricula (published by Wiley and Vernier) will be distributed. (These are also available for high school use at a special price as the ABP High School E-dition.) 

    The course fee is $250. (Early bird registration until June 10 is $225.)

    * Up to three graduate credits from the University of Oregon will be available for an additional $150/credit.

    For more information and to register: http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/CHAUT.htm

  • October “Open Nights” at SUNYSB

    Attached is the most up-to-date information on this month’s talks. For
    new updates, please visit the website listed under the corresponding
    discipline, and be on the lookout for emails from the respective
    organizers.

    Please note that this fall’s Living World talks will be given on
    Mondays. This month’s talk will be on October 16 at 5:30 pm at the
    Javits Center, room 103. There is free parking.

    Please note that Astronomy, Physics, and Geology talks will be given on
    Fridays at 7:30 pm at Harriman Hall 137.

    Zoom option: Living World and Geology talks are hybrid format, while
    Astronomy and Physics are in-person only.

    More info click here

  • Physics Teacher Opening: St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School (West Islip)

    St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School is looking for an experienced physics teacher to fill a full time position. The principal suggested they might be able to make the position part time instead, in case a currently retired teacher would be interested taking on a smaller teaching assignment. If you are interested contact the school’s principal, Biagio M. Arpino (Principalsoffice@sjbdhs.org).