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American Association of Physics Teachers 2016 AAPT Summer Meeting; Sacramento, CA

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/16/2016 (All day) to Wed, 07/20/2016 (All day)

To learn more, visit http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/meetings.cfm

 DR K-12 Presenters:

  • Amy Robertson, Kara Gray, Clarissa Lovegren, Kathryn Rininger, and Scott Wenzinger, Seattle Pacific University (Project: Assessing, Validating, and Developing Content Knowledge for Teaching Energy (Collaborative Research: Gitomer))
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Developing Simulation-Based Assessments for Learning Next Generation Science

Day: 
Wed

Participants explore assessments developed in the SimScientists Physical Science Links project, and discuss whether the developers successfully integrated the three dimensions of the NGSS.

 

Date/Time: 
9:45 am to 11:45 am
2014 Session Types: 
Feedback Session (Work in Development)
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The SimScientists Physical Science Links project aims to develop a multi-level system of assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) at the middle school level. The first suite developed focuses on energy. The first iteration of these assessments have been developed and tried out in the classroom of a teacher co-developer with five classes of students.

Using Life Cycle Data to Help Teachers Understand Key Energy Concepts

Day: 
Tues

Participants engage in and provide feedback on digital interactive learning experiences that use National Renewable Energy Laboratory life cycle data and help teachers understand key energy concepts. Please bring your laptop.

Date/Time: 
9:45 am to 11:45 am
2014 Session Types: 
Feedback Session (Work in Development)
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Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and project partners are developing an online course for high school science teachers. The purpose of the course is to help teachers understand key energy concepts in alternative energy contexts. The course includes three interactive learning experiences (interactives) that use life cycle data from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).

Meaningful Support for Teachers: Specific Ways to Encourage Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Day: 
Tues

Panelists from three projects share lessons learned in guiding game use in classroom learning, highlighting specific examples of effective resources.

Date/Time: 
9:45 am to 11:45 am
2014 Session Types: 
Collaborative Panel Session
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The three panelists in this session are in the last one or two years of their game-based learning projects, and all have done extensive work in supporting use of their games in classroom learning. As their work has progressed, each has discovered valuable ways to support teachers as well as encountered surprises in what teachers wanted (and didn’t want), and now recognize things they wished they had learned in the beginning of their projects. Session participants leave with recommendations they can use in their current projects, including:

Opening the Door to Physics Through Formative Assessment

The goal of this study was to develop a high school physics course (Energizing Physics, developed by two Boston physics teachers) with an assessment system that has the potential to enable all students to learn how to learn physics, so they can succeed in their first physics course in college.  Objectives of the research were to: 1) develop and test formative assessment activities that are embedded within the instructional program; 2) Create an assessment framework to enable teachers to monitor each student's progress, and enable students to track their own progress; and 3) Test th

Author/Presenter: 
Cary Sneider
Brenda Wojnowski
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Year: 
2013

Gordon Research Conference 2014 Physics Research & Education

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:00am to Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:00am
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Associated Dates and Deadlines: 
May 11, 2014
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