2011 AAPT Winter Meeting

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Sat, 01/08/2011 (All day) to Wed, 01/12/2011 (All day)
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Abstract Submissions due September 19, 2010

AAPT welcomes you to Jacksonville, Florida for the 2011 Winter Meeting from January 8th to the 12th. Whether you're looking to learn, share, collaborate, network, or look for a job, we hope you can join us for two days of workshops and three days of sessions, plenaries, awards, and more.

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SURGE: Connecting students' intuitive understandings about kinematics and Newtonian mechanics into explicit formalized frameworks (Clark)

Douglas Clark
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Assessing the Learning in Cyberlearning: Supporting Teachers with Technology- Embedded Assessment
Kimberle Koile and Paul Horwitz, Concord Consortium; Doug Clark,Vanderbilt University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, Temple University

In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting; Portland, OR

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Sat, 07/17/2010 - 8:00am to Wed, 07/21/2010 - 5:00pm
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AAPT summer meeting post-deadline abstract submission date: May 24

This year's summer meeting will occur in the Portland Hilton Executive Tower and Portland State University in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The hotel will host sessions, plenaries, and other meeting events while the campus will serve as the location for workshops during the initial days of the meeting.

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National NSTA Conference

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Thu, 03/18/2010 - 6:00am to Sun, 03/21/2010 - 11:00am
Associated Dates and Deadlines: 
January 22, 2010 - Earlybird registration deadline
February 12, 2010 - Advanced registration deadline

Join your colleagues in the City of Brotherly Love for NSTA's 58th National Conference on Science Education. Conference registration and exhibits will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Most sessions and events have been scheduled at the Convention Center and the Doubletree Philadelphia Hotel, Loew’s Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, and Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel.

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American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. 

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Common Misconceptions about Heat and Insulation

Fries-Gaither, Jessica
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The concepts of energy and heat are challenging for elementary students. Because young students are not ready to delve into kinetic theory and molecular motion, much of the explanation of heat and energy transfer is inaccessible to them. In addition, the use of the word "energy" in popular culture may interfere with the development of scientific understanding. Nevertheless, elementary students are capable of exploring heat through observations and qualitative, developmentally appropriate explanations.


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