Teacher Preparation Section
In this issue, continuing a series of articles on ComPADRE collections that are of interest to teachers, we start with Ed Lee’s article on Physics To Go. Physics To Go contains articles of interest to the broader community and is an excellent reference for teachers wishing to direct students to interesting reports on exciting topics in physics. The site also contains instructional resources to facilitate the use of these materials in the classroom.
Our second article discusses the Science Math Teacher Imperative (SMTI), a major initiative by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Howard Gobstein, the Executive Vice President of APLU and Co-director of SMTI, introduces the initiative, which applies the resources of APLU to the problem of increasing the number and quality of STEM teachers. The 2012 PhysTEC Conference, focusing on New Paradigms for Physics Teacher Education, will be held in conjunction with the AAPT Winter Meeting, Feb. 3-4, 2012 in Ontario, California. Information about registration and submission of abstracts will be posted at ptec.org.
John Stewart is a physics professor at the University of Arkansas
Disclaimer- The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on Education Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.