FEd Invited Sessions for the 2014 March and April Meetings

Forum on Education Invited Sessions – March 2014 meeting

Bringing Newcomers into the Physics Community – The Importance of Growth and Community Support

(A38, Monday 8:00 AM, Chair: Angela Little, University of California, Berkeley)

Graduate Education: Sustaining Thriving Programs by Embracing Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

(G38, Tuesday 11:15 AM, Chair: Theodore Hodapp, APS)

Assessment Issues in Physics Education

(S38, Thursday 8 AM, Chair: Eric Brewe, Florida International University)

Reichert Award Session: Preparing Students for the Transition from Instructional to Research Lab

(T38, Thursday 11:15 AM, Chair: Heather Lewandowski, University of Colorado - Boulder)

Forum on Education Invited and Focus Sessions – April 2014 meeting

Impacts and experiences with MOOCs

(C10, Saturday 1:30 PM, Chair: James Brown, Wabash College)
  • A MOOC for Introductory Physics, Michael Schatz, Georgia Inst of Tech
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Physics – and for You?, David Pritchard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Riding the MOOC Tsunami, Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State Univ

AAPT: Physics in the life sciences

(H10, Sunday, 08:30 AM, Chair: Randall Knight, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo)
  • From Random Walks to Brownian Motion, from Diffusion to Entropy: Statistical Principles in Introductory Physics, Mark Reeves, George Washington Univ
  • Optimizing Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences: Placing Physics in Biological Context, Catherine Crouch, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College
  • Coordinating an IPLS class with a biology curriculum: NEXUS/Physics, Edward Redish, Univ of Maryland-College Park

Excellence in Physics Education Award: American Modeling Teachers Association

(J11, Sunday, 10:45 AM, Chair:  Michael Fauerbach, Florida Gulf Coast Univ)

AAPT: Readying Physics Departments to Engage in Teacher Preparation and Course Transformation

(M10, Sunday, 3:30 PM, Chair: Monica Plisch, APS)

Open Innovation Labs for Physics Undergraduate Independent Research

(X10, Tuesday, 10:45 AM, Chair:  Duncan Carlsmith, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison)

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.