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Free Professional Skills Seminars for Students
Interested in hosting a communication and negotiation seminar for students next semester? With support from the National Science Foundation, APS has trained 20 women in physics to facilitate professional skills seminars for students and postdocs at your university! Find a facilitator near you.
2018 PhysTEC Conference: Registration is Now Open
The 2018 Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Conference will take place February 10–11 in College Park, Maryland at the American Center for Physics. The annual conference of PhysTEC is the nation's largest meeting dedicated to the education of future physics teachers, and features panel discussions by national leaders and workshops on best practices, as well as excellent networking opportunities for physics teacher educators. Register now.
Register now for the Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop
The Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop will be held February 10–11, 2018 in College Park, MD. The goal of the workshop is to assist departments in developing strategies for increasing enrollment of physics majors. Institutions are invited to send teams of two to four faculty members to analyze their department’s performance and decide how to take actions that will help them achieve their goals and sustain their progress. Experienced faculty—from departments that have had large increases in their numbers of physics majors—will facilitate workshop activities in small groups and present information on their own experiences through plenaries and case-study talks. The workshop will follow the 2018 PhysTEC Conference. The workshop registration fee is $295, and the PhysTEC Conference fee is discounted for participants attending both the conference and the workshop. Register now.
Travel funding to attend the Next Generation Physics and Everyday Thinking Workshop
In this one-day workshop, learn about the Next Generation Science Standards-based course for prospective elementary teachers using the comprehensive and flexible set of Next Generation Physics and Everyday Thinking (Next Gen PET) materials for students and instructors. Individualized versions of these materials have been prepared for small lab-style (Studio) courses and large (Lecture) courses. A new hybrid implementation that fully supports a general education lecture/lab schedule will also be presented. Travel support is available if you are considering implementing a version of PET at your institution. Register and learn more about the workshop.
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