Physics Workshops for Two-Year College and High School Instructors
A Project of Lee College (TX), Estrella Mountain Community College (AZ) and the National Science Foundation
ATE Program for Physics Faculty
This project is supported in part by a grant (#0603272) from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) through the
AdvancedTechnological Education Program (ATE) of the National Science Foundation.
This Project will provide a series of three-day, intensive focused, hands-on professional and curriculum development workshops/conferences and follow-up activities for physics teachers in TYCs and HSs. These workshops and conferences are aimed at teachers who serve students involved in technology-based or technician careers. There will be four workshop/conferences per year held at various TYCs with special incentives to encourage teams of HS and TYC teachers. This project is builds upon and earlier physics workshop project that held 61 workshops over 15 years.
Educators from TYCs HSs, and colleges/universities, which include implementation leaders, and developers from buisness and industry will lead these workshops. They will deal with effective integration, technology implementation, and learning strategies in areas such as micromputer-based laboratories, digital video, computer simulations, conceptual tasks and tools, web and internet activities, group work, assessment of learning, and physics related technician education. Click here to read what particpants can hope to gain from attending a workshop/conference.
For information on a particular workshop select the workshop from the pull down menu below.
Nov. 4-6, 2010 Simulation Tools for Introductory Physics (STIP) Workshop (Thurs.-Sat.) at Lee College in Baytown, TX. Click here for more information.
Feb. 3-5, 2011 Simulation Tools for Introductory Physics (STIP) Workshop (Thurs.-Sat.) at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. Click here for more information.
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P.O. Box 818
Baytown, TX 77522
For more information please contact the Project Co-Directors
Baytown, TX 77522
Estrella Mountain Community College
Avondale, AZ 85326