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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

  • Long Island Physics TeacherWorkshop at Brookhaven Lab

    Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28, 2024
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    What you will:

    ● Learn how you can bring the excitement of particle physics to your teaching
    ● Open to all current and prospective QuarkNet teachers from the East River to Montauk and Orient


    o Middle school physical science
    o High School physics, chemistry, astronomy, or mathematics


    o Stipend: $120/day
    o Lunch
    o See the Lab!
    o 12 hours CTLE credit to current LIPTA members

    ● Web page: https://quarknet.org/node/2515

    ● Register at: https://cern.ch/qnbnl2024.

    ● Contact: Susan Wetzler, swetzler@pobschools.org, or Ken Cecire, kcecire@nd.edu.

    Click Here for more information

  • Worlds of Physics public lecture

    On Friday this week (March 8) we have a Worlds of Physics public lecture
    by Prof. Laszlo Mihaly entitled “Electron Spin”.

    The venue is Harriman Hall 137 which is in between the ESS building where these lectures
    used to be and the physics building. The abstract is attached to this
    email, and more information can be found on the website http://chi.physics.sunysb.edu/wop/

    Could you please distribute this announcement to the LIPTA?

  • 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