The Fall Conference is the perfect opportunity to network with other physics teachers, learn about current issues relevant to the physics community, and earn 3 CTLE credit hours.
2023 Fall Conference
Dr. Eric Mazur – “Advancing the Quality of Physics Teaching using Peer Instruction”
Eric Mazur – “To improve learning — and therefore teaching — we need to pay attention to the human, social, cognitive, and aspirational sides of education. A first, key step in the process of improving learning is to shift from teaching by telling to teaching by questioning.” In this lecture, Eric will interactively demonstrate an easy-to-implement way of shifting the focus from the teacher to the learner and create a level of engagement that is difficult to accomplish in the more passive, traditional approach to education.
3. Transforming Energy and Power into an NGSS Investigation – Adriana Wetzel and Sara Whitaker
NGSS focuses on a student-centered approach that has students uncover the relationships involved in a system. In this lesson, the stair lab is transformed as students model energy transformations, and then design, create, and analyze the work and power of their system.
Date: October 28th, 2023, 9 am – 12 noon