Methods of Teaching The AP Physics Course – Physics 1

Physics SCE 5191-Manhattanville College

Presented by

Greg Jacobs, Teacher at Woodberry Forest School, AP Physics Consultant and Reader (Click for Bio) 

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Course Description:

This is not your typical teacher training seminar. Why not? We’re not going to just talk, we’re going to see and do things that will be immediately useful in your classroom.

• We’re going to create and do experiments that you can use with or without modification.
• We’re going to see proven, effective methods of helping students understand difficult content
• You will get a gigabyte of files that can be used this fall in your classes.

Techniques for Regents, honors, and conceptual physics are consistent with approaches to AP Physics 1. We will discuss and model ideas for lower-level classes that will produce success there… and then can inspire those students to show up next year in your AP course.

In this summer institute, we will discuss in detail the content and structure of the AP Physics 1 exams. More importantly, we will talk about how to teach students the physics skills that will be tested on the AP exams, and which are useful at all levels of physics.

We’ll be sharing teaching ideas within the group, especially including creative laboratory activities. I encourage attendance from those who are focused on improving their Regents, honors, or conceptual physics courses, as well as from those who are establishing or enriching an AP Physics program.

You will get an extensive set of materials intended for each of those courses in addition to materials for AP Physics 1. The overarching goal of the week will be to communicate and share physics teaching ideas that, while focused on AP Physics 1, can be applied to any level of physics, including Regents / conceptual physics.

In particular, we will discuss:

· Quantitative use of demonstrations… whenever students can be asked to predict the result of a demonstration, that demonstration has served a purpose beyond simply attention-grabbing.

· Laboratory activities… we will perform two or three of these. We will discuss how to create activities that are not only pedagogically valuable, but which also directly prepare the students for the types of exam questions they will face.

· In- and out-of-class assignments and activities that bring students beyond focusing on an abstract answer. We’ll talk about specific ideas that will help get students writing, communicating, and experimenting.

Event Date and Registration Information

Date: Monday, June 25th – Thursday ,June 28th, 2018
Time : 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Cost:  $695.00
Place: Science Wing, Mahopac High School, Mahopac, New York
Sponsored by: PWISTA-Mahopac , Manhattanville College  and the  College Board.

Credit : A 30-hour certificate toward in-service credit will be issued for use according  to your school district’s policy.

Manhattanville College – Three Graduate Science Education Credits available upon  completion of Project  at an additional cost.

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