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Please note: The dates and times for the special events are subject to change. All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time.

Onsite registration will be available in the Westin Boston Waterfront Seaport District


Cancellation Policy
50% refund until Thursday, June 13, 2024
No refund after Thursday, June 13, 2024

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PhysTEC 2024

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) project and its community addresses the national shortage of physics teachers by supporting teacher education programs, physics departments, and more. At the PhysTEC Workshop, you will drive the future of physics teacher education in workshops, develop new strategies to enhance your physics teacher training program in sessions led by national leaders in research and the classroom, and exchange ideas and solve problems at local and national levels with colleagues from across the United States. By registering for the PhysTEC sessions with AAPT, you agree to have your registration data shared with APS. Your data shared in this manner will be used by APS for the sole purpose of communication and evaluation surrounding the PhysTEC portions of the conference.

If you would like to register for both the 2024 PhysTEC meeting and the 2024 AAPT Summer Meeting choose the registration category InPerson PhysTEC Meeting (7/5) + Summer Meeting Registration.
In person registration for the PhysTEC meeting includes the Online PhysTEC Meeting that is taking place on June 29, 2024. 

PhysTEC meeting registration includes access to the online PhysTEC Meeting. Plus, enjoy provided meals including 2 working breakfasts, 2 working lunches, and morning and afternoon breaks. 
If you have already registered for the 2024 AAPT Summer Meeting, you may add the Online or In-person PhysTEC Meeting to your registration as a program item.

 

 

When
7/6/2024 - 7/10/2024
Where
Boston, MA UNITED STATES

Program

Saturday, 29 June 2024

Description
Please note is you have already registered for the PhysTEC meeting in any Capacity you are already registered for the Online PhysTEC meeting.

Saturday, 06 July 2024

Description
The 2024-25 school year will introduce a new, common, exam format for all AP physics courses, as well as some curricular modifications for each course. This includes a smaller set of science practices, consistent across all four courses. The workshop will familiarize teachers with the new curricula. It will take a deep dive into the key features and major differences between the new curriculum and its predecessor, focusing on science practices. Attendees will develop skills to adapt and implement the new curriculum in their classrooms. The revised exams will be reviewed and participants will work through case studies with sample questions tied to each science practice. Strategies to prepare students will be discussed and modeled.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
27
8:00 AM
Bridging the Gap: Data Science Applications in Modern Physics Education - This workshop will introduce participants to incorporating data science into the undergraduate physics curriculum. The materials were developed by a dedicated team of postdocs and PhD students who were fellows of the Data Science Education Community of Practice (DSECOP). We will do a hands-on walk-through of getting started with Cloud-based tools such as Google Colab before leading an interactive session on two lessons that can be used in different physics courses. One lesson will focus on how Monte Carlo methods in physics naturally extend to machine learning algorithms such as deep neural networks using the Ising model as an example. The other lesson will provide an introduction to histograms as a tool for exploratory and more in-depth data analysis, providing instruction on both constructing and analyzing histograms. We will also have faculty who have taught using these tools provide their insights on what’s required for a successful experience. All of the materials are freely available. The modules are hosted at:https://github.com/GDS-Education-Community-of-Practice/DSECOP Please bring a laptop and make sure you have a Google account. This workshop is targeted toward those who have some knowledge of Python. The material was designed with postsecondary education physics faculty in mind. No prior experience in data science is required.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
29
8:00 AM
Sense making in a science class has the expectation that students think. This workshop will engage participants in a thinking classroom in which thinking to make sense of a phenomena is the norm, and students are discouraged from slacking, stalling, mimicking, and faking their way through the physics content. The goal of a thinking classroom is to build engaged students that are willing to think about any task.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
24
8:00 AM
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an example of how a larger demonstration group operates and how we have integrated ourselves into flipped classrooms beyond providing demonstration services. The workshop will include a tour of all of our classrooms, workshops, storage, and lab spaces necessary for our education mission; a presentation on the structure of PIRL (Physics Instructional Resources Lab), how it fits within the Physics Department; and how we use demonstrations in the flipped classroom model; followed by a physics demonstration show exhibiting many of the historical pieces that currently reside within PIRL's demonstration collection, including Robert J. Van de Graaff's prototype Van de Graaff, and a Marconi coil of the same make as was on the Titanic. There will be a decent amount of travel between rooms so bring comfortable shoes. All spaces will be accessible via elevator for people with mobility disabilities.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
13
8:00 AM
In physics, we often just focus on the forces or motion of one object that we treat as a dot. But we can also make that dot represent what looks like multiple objects at first glance. Learning to think in terms of multiple systems can help students see problems from multiple perspectives or at multiple scales, allowing them to find new insights or simplify their work. In this workshop, we will explore the concept of systems and system models. This NGSS crosscutting concept can be integrated into the four fundamental models of introductory physics (kinematics, forces, energy, and momentum) with small changes or additions that help students think in terms of systems. We will explore using systems thinking in the four models through labs, problems, and discussions. Thinking in terms of systems will even allow us to naturally develop the idea of center of mass and explore interdisciplinary concepts like the sociopolitical context of a nuclear power plant. Although we hope that this workshop will be interesting to a wide audience, our target audience is high school teachers.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
22
8:00 AM
This workshop is appropriate for college and university instructional laboratory developers. At each of five stations, presenters will demonstrate an approach to an intermediate or advanced laboratory exercise. Each presenter will show and discuss the apparatus and techniques used. Attendees will cycle through the stations and have an opportunity to use each apparatus. Documentation will be provided for each experiment, with sample data, equipment lists, and construction or purchase information.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
The Living Physics Portal (LPP) is an effort by the physics and biology faculty and PER/BER researchers to design, develop, and disseminate new curricular materials for the courses in introductory physics for the life sciences. The first part of the workshop will focus on finding, adapting, and using curricular resources on the LPP. Several sample key resources will be identified and studied. The last part of the workshop is designed to introduce the concepts, practices, and standards of educational scholarship. Faculty who adopt curricular resources from the LPP or other sources will therefore be better able to offer insightful critiques to the developers of the curricular resources. Interested faculty may also learn how to develop curricular materials for their own classrooms for use by the LPP community. Attendees will find having a laptop useful but not required.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
19
8:00 AM
High School Teachers!  Enjoy lunch, talks, and lab tours with MIT physics, engineering, and technology researchers and educators.  Room 152 (Building 26, MIT) 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge via car service (Uber or Lyft) or public transportation to Kendall Square/MIT station (20-30 minutes from conference site). Refer to MIT campus map and campus signs to locate Building 26: https://whereis.mit.edu Time - 12:30-1 pm for lunch, 1-5 pm program - If you have any Dietary restrictions or ADA needs, please reach out to [email protected] prior to May 31.
Time
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
22
12:30 PM
High School Teachers!  Enjoy talks, and lab tours with MIT physics, engineering, and technology researchers and educators.  Room 152 (Building 26, MIT) 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge via car service (Uber or Lyft) or public transportation to Kendall Square/MIT station (20-30 minutes from conference site). Refer to MIT campus map and campus signs to locate Building 26: https://whereis.mit.edu, 1:00pm-5:00pm program
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
20
1:00 PM
Cost of workshop will be refunded for attendees. Js9 web-based software allows you to retrieve, display, and analyze data from astronomical archives. This access to real data from observatories in all bands of the electromagnetic spectrum together with js9 analysis tools such as light curves, energy spectra, and more allow one to pursue their own research projects. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the js9 interface and toolbox, how to find FITS files and upload them, and ideas for various research projects such as on colliding galaxies, type 1a vs type 2 supernovae, expansion rates of supernova remnants, and possible evidence for dark matter. We will also discuss how existing scientific papers can be “backwards engineered” to construct introductory activities to familiarize users with js9 before a research project. The material in this workshop is suitable for use in amateur astronomy clubs, Science Olympiad groups, classrooms, and labs. Please bring a laptop.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
16
1:00 PM
Participants will learn a number of ways to incorporate computation in laboratory activities and experiments. Python will be used, along with Jupyter notebooks, and a number of python extensions often used in data science applications. Activities will also involve interfacing with experiments and collecting data directly. Please bring a laptop computer.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
9
1:00 PM
Are you interesting in learning more about Quantum Computing? Have you been asked to teach it or introduce some of the concepts into courses you are already teaching? What’s the state of the field anyway? Do you just want to be more informed about this fascinating, relatively new field? Should it be taught in Physics or Computer Science or Chemistry or Math or all of them!? If you find yourself interested in these questions, this workshop is for you. We will give an overview of the present state of the field, present an introduction to Quantum Computing, including discussion of our experiences learning the topics and teaching them, course coverage, format and learning materials, research we have done on student strengths and difficulties in learning quantum computing topics, and the development of evidence-based materials to teach the course. We will share information on freely available online resources, our own evidence-based materials, and possible texts. We will focus on an undergraduate course, but it will be relevant for classes above and below that level, too. Bring a wi-fi enabled laptop.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
26
1:00 PM

Sunday, 07 July 2024

Description
The Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations team welcomes participants to a half-day workshop including a tour of as many of our demonstration spaces (storage, fabrication, and preparation) as the untimely renovation of our Science Center and lecture halls will permit, as well as performing and answering questions on selected demonstrations spanning mechanics and fluids, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, thermal, and modern physics. Each year we support roughly thirty courses reaching approximately two thousand students, who report demonstrations are among the most memorable and enjoyable aspects of their Harvard experience. In this workshop, we aim to provide the same to you. (https://sciencedemonstrations.fas.harvard.edu/)
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
26
8:00 AM
The purpose of this workshop is to collectively develop strategies for accessible and inclusive group work. Through an extensive literature review, we have developed a guide of effective and inclusive group work strategies. Using this guide as a jumping off point, we will discuss and document accessible and inclusive practices to support disabled students in physics courses. This workshop is appropriate for high school teachers, postsecondary instructors, and students with an interest in teaching. Please bring your own computer to use during the workshop.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
19
8:00 AM
The Underrepresentation Curriculum is a free, open, modular, teacher-created resource that supports high school and college science instructors in empowering students to examine issues of equity, identity, and justice in society and in STEM. This workshop will introduce the curriculum by engaging participants themselves in the learning activities (e.g., discussing the role of objectivity and subjectivity in science and analyzing data about disparities in representations of certain groups of people). The workshop will familiarize participants with the support materials available and make space for exploration. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how the curriculum can be implemented in their classrooms, and collaborate with other instructors to create viable actions beyond the workshop.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
This interactive workshop welcomes all physics instructors from high schools (AP), two-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities who are interested in including a computational component in their courses. The workshop will offer multiple resources attendees can use in the classroom including instructional materials and assignments. We will also include an introduction to the resources on the PICUP web site (Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics) https://www.compadre.org/PICUP/, and assessment tools. Attendees will also benefit from getting to know others who are interested in computing in the physics curriculum, and network with others with similar interests. The workshop will include hands-on time, so please bring a laptop. No prior programming experience is needed. We will present materials and provide resources in multiple formats including excel spreadsheets. This workshop is supported by the NSF, grant DUE-2021209.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
19
8:00 AM
Participants* will learn how to modify introductory physics courses at any level to help students develop a good conceptual foundation, apply this knowledge in problem solving, and engage them in science practices. The framework for these modifications is the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) approach. We provide tested curriculum materials including: (a) The second edition of College Physics Textbook by Etkina, Planinsic and Van Heuvelen, the Physics Active Learning Guide and the Instructor Guide; (b) a website with over 200 videotaped experiments and questions for use in the classroom, laboratories, and homework; (c) a set of innovative labs in which students design their own experiments, and (d) newly developed curriculum materials that implement the ISLE approach in both online and in-person settings. During the workshop the participants will learn how to use the materials in college and high school physics courses to help their students learn physics by practicing it. *Please bring your own laptop to the workshop if you own one. If you do not own a computer, you will be paired with somebody who does.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
25
8:00 AM
Learning From Drawings: Using TYLeS to Survey Educational STEM Programs: I led a group of students at a hands-on event for a Girl Scout STEM Expo in October of 2023, at which we had 3rd-6th grade school children rotate between three stations. The stations were each themed (Optics, Waves, Electrostatics) and at each station students would learn about the topic for 4-5 minutes, get to play with the science toys for 5-7 minutes, and then draw what they learned for 2-3 minutes. Students were asked to take their drawings home with them, but some drawings were left behind. This incidental data set I conducted a qualitative review of using the Thank You Letter Surveys (TYLeS) methodology in order to discern what students were drawing, and to learn what they were learning.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Students who complete an introductory physics course may be under the impression that physics somehow “stopped” in the late 19th or early 20th century. Of course this idea could not be further from the truth, as physicists today continue to work on addressing an ever-growing list of unsolved questions: Where has all the antimatter gone? What is dark matter? What is dark energy? (What questions have we not thought of yet?) Physicists from all over the world work to address these and many other questions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, on the border of Switzerland and France. This workshop will focus on how teachers can tap into the excitement of LHC physics to both motivate students and provide a contemporary context for them to engage with topics and practices covered in introductory physics courses, including (but not limited to) conservation laws, data collection, organization, and analysis, and making claims based on evidence. Participants in this workshop will alternate between “student mode” and “teacher mode”, will analyze authentic LHC data, and will get a chance to work through some activities from QuarkNet’s Data Activities Portfolio. The workshop will conclude with a discussion on classroom implementation. Some of the activities will be computer-based, so please bring along a laptop! This workshop is supported by the NSF-funded QuarkNet program, https://quarknet.org, and OPTYCs, https://optycs.aapt.org/.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
28
8:00 AM
PEER is designed for emerging education researchers interested in expanding theoretical or methodological expertise. Through peer and near-peer exchange, this PEER workshop involves hands-on activities to increase participants' capacity for Discipline-based Education Research. Topics include research design, choosing appropriate theoretical frameworks, and matching one's research questions to accessible data. A hallmark of PEER workshops is their responsiveness to participant interests, and activities center around advancing each individual's specific research project.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
40
8:00 AM
In this workshop we will introduce and play games that we have developed to motivate K12 students to learn concepts from quantum information science: quantum key distribution, quantum cloning, and quantum teleportation. No prior quantum knowledge needed.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spots available
40
8:00 AM
In this workshop, participants will explore more than 200 physics simulations, learn about research-based best practices for their use, and create activities for their own classrooms. The VIPER physics simulations (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/VIPER/) and best practices shared in this workshop are for introductory physics and astronomy at both the college and high school levels. The majority of the time spent in this workshop will be in creating new activities, providing opportunities for participants to share in small groups, elicit feedback from each other, and work through a multi-step design process. Existing activities created by our Boston University PER group and others will be shared as examples and models for the developed work. As the goal of this workshop is for participants to walk away with completed activities for their own classroom, we ask that everyone please bring a laptop to the workshop. The Visualizations in Physics Education Research (VIPER) project is supported by NSF DUE-2120980 and DUE-1712159.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
21
1:00 PM
How can your smartphone help you investigate blood flow across your heart valves? The normal forces that act on you during a walking gait? A running gait? Participants in this workshop will use their smartphones to experience hands-on, inquiry-based biomedical investigations designed to engage physics students interested in health and life sciences. The workshop curriculum will use the sensors already embedded in every smartphone, thus increasing usability and making it possible for every student in your classroom (in-person or remote) to conduct the experiments. Using state-of-the-art medical applications, participants will conduct experiments using the accelerometer, gyroscope and image sensors on your phone to characterize the biomechanical motion of your gait, cardiac cycle including aortic and mitral value opening and closing, the periodic blood flow in your finger during systole and diastole, and the physiological tremors of your hand. Editable, active-learning biomedical physics curriculum using the smartphone as a sensor will be shared allowing faculty to implement the smartphone as an investigative tool in your “Introductory Physics for the Life Science and Beyond” classrooms. Participants should bring their own smartphone to this workshop and a computer loaded with their favorite spreadsheet software to process data that will be collected during the workshop.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
22
1:00 PM
Computer Science Integration in HS Physics and Physical Science - Ever wondered how to integrate a little bit of coding or data science into a high school physics or physical science class without overwhelming your students or taking up lots of class time? This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of simple, conceptually-motivated “STEMcoding” exercises where students construct PhET-like games like asteroids and angry birds using an in-browser editor that works great on chromebooks or whatever devices you have. We will also provide a tutorial of the STEMcoding Object Tracker which is a browser-based program that can track the motion of brightly colored objects moving against a solid colored background. These activities are part of a much wider curriculum that is highlighted on the STEMcoding YouTube channel (http://YouTube.com/c/STEMcoding). The STEMcoding project is led by Prof. Chris Orban from Ohio State Physics. PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP, chromebook or a tablet with a physical keyboard.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
23
1:00 PM
Physics has been and continues to be a site of racial oppression, as evidenced by both the stories of harm voiced by People of Color in the discipline and by the large-scale patterns in outcomes for People of Color in the field. A critical lens calls us to both acknowledge and seek to dismantle the impacts of white supremacy in physics and to lean into a liberatory imagination, envisioning and then working to co-create a future that centers collective thriving. As a conceptual framework and methodological approach, critical race spatial analysis (CRSA) provides such a lens to help identify spatial dimensions of injustice in physics teaching and learning, while simultaneously curating “counter-spaces” that dream imagined futures to design racially just classrooms. As part of a NSF-funded project, an interdisciplinary team that includes physics undergraduate students are collaborating to articulate the possibility of a new spatial imaginary in physics, guided by the tenets of CRSA. For this workshop, we will share both the process and products of this dreaming process, including visualizations of liberatory physics classrooms. We will invite participants to co-dream with us about liberatory physics education through a series of discussions, art-making, and curricular planning centered around three questions: 1) How can art be employed to examine oppression in classrooms and other learning spaces and used to design a physics community in which everyone gets what they need and deserve? 2) What kinds of collectives and strategies could we curate or join to make a vision of a liberatory physics education “real”? and 3) How might we build from this workshop, as physics instructors, to transform physics classrooms going forward?
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
150
1:00 PM
Dual Process Theories to Interpret Students' Physics Reasoning - We have been investigating the relationships among students’ intuition, reasoning, and conceptual understanding in physics. A major part of this project has been the development of assessment tasks and methods for disentangling conceptual understanding and reasoning. We have drawn on dual-process theories of reasoning from cognitive science in the interpretation of student learning data and the development of instructional interventions to improve student reasoning. In this workshop, participants will engage with these issues by examining written student responses and viewing and discussing video. We will present curricular interventions developed in alignment with dual-process theories and will describe a framework that can be used for the development of additional interventions.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
Fun, Engaging, Effective, Intro Labs and Demos (plus Virtual Options)  - Participants in this workshop will have hands-on experience with research-validated active learning activities for the introductory laboratory—including Realtime Physics (RTP) labs using computer-based tools and video analysis—that have been used effectively in university, college and high school physics courses. They will also experience Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs)—a strategy for making lectures more active learning environments. These active learning approaches are fun, engaging and validated by physics education research (PER). Research results demonstrating the effectiveness of RTP and ILDs will be presented. Emphasis will be on activities in mechanics, electricity and magnetism and optics. Distance learning options for lab and lecture will also be included. The following will be distributed: Modules from the Third Edition of RTP, the ILD book and free access to virtual materials for lab and lecture.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
7
1:00 PM
Scientific reasoning and decision-making abilities are highly sought outcomes of modern education. We have developed and evaluated a complete inquiry-based lab curriculum that explicitly promotes these abilities by engaging students in activities that include designing and conducting controlled experiments, making appropriate decisions, conducting data analysis, and interpreting and synthesizing results to construct meaningful evidence-based claims. The curriculum aligns with the AAPT Lab Guidelines and cultivates an inclusive culture to support a diverse population. During the workshop, participants will work through several lab activities to learn about the underlying curricular framework, which involves operationally defined sub-skills: including abilities for controlling variables in multi-variable contexts, data analytics, and causal reasoning. Participants will learn how assessments can be used to measure important skills-based outcomes, and our own results will be shared. Participants will be provided access to all lab materials (both in-person and online versions) and assessments, as well as learn how to modify their existing in-person or online labs, if preferred.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
18
1:00 PM
Reasoning with Multiple Representations in AP Physics (and Beyond) - The 2024-25 school year will introduce revamped AP physics exams in all courses. This workshop will briefly share highlights of the exam redesign, one of which is reasoning with multiple representations (words, diagrams, equations, graphs, etc.). The bulk of the workshop will be participants working through and discussing a variety of problem solving activities that incorporate multiple representations. While these curricular tools will be presented in the context of AP courses, they are impactful in any physics course.
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
35
1:00 PM
Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) is a twenty-three year ongoing educational experiment at MIT in developing a flipped active learning model for two introductory physics courses, Physics I Newtonian Mechanics (8.01) and Physics II Electricity and Magnetism (8.02). The workshop will be held in the TEAL classroom at MIT. It will include a description of the pedagogical model and an example lesson illustrating how Faraday’s Law is taught in the TEAL style. Participants should bring their laptops. Time and Date TBD
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
97
1:00 PM
TEAM UP Together & Transfer Students: Supporting student transfer between two- and four-year institutions - For students transferring from two-year to four-year institutions, the transition itself is known to have multiple challenges. Given that a larger proportion of minoritized students, especially Black and African American, begin their physics degrees at two-year colleges, building better bridges across these institutions can provide necessary support for student success. In this workshop, we explore the findings from the TEAM-UP report, and work collaboratively to strategize ways to make the transfer process seamless. These plans will help all transfer students succeed, and have the potential to help all students by reducing barriers to success. This workshop is sponsored by the TEAM-UP Together Program and The Organization for Physics at Two-Year Colleges (NSF grant #2212807).
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
27
1:00 PM

Monday, 08 July 2024

Description
Monday, July 8 from 7:30 to 8:45 AM - Are you new to an AAPT National Meeting? If so, this is the best time to learn about AAPT and the Summer Meeting, as well as meet fellow attendees. AAPT leadership will be represented to discuss ways to get more involved with AAPT. You are also welcome to participate in any of AAPT's Area Committee meetings. Please reference the program for a committee meeting that piques your interest.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7:30 AM
Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Celestron 70mm Travel Scope. *Must be Present in the Exhibit Hall during the drawing of your name to Win*
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM
Monday, July 8 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM - Career development and networking can be time consuming, so AAPT is offering a fun and exciting way to get connected to a large number of early career and seasoned physics professionals in a short amount of time. Speed networking provides the opportunity to discuss career goals and challenges with a new contact for five minutes, exchange information, and then move on to the next person. By the end of the event each participant will have meaningful interactions with over half a dozen colleagues and the opportunity to meet many more. If you think you made a good contact, follow up with the person and schedule a time to meet for coffee. It's that simple! By the end of the first day of the conference, you would have already made several personal connections with other attendees. If you have business cards, don't forget to bring them. Date and Time subject to change.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Monday July 8th from 12:30pm to 2:00 pm.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Come join our STEP UP Physics community for a snack and learn about our program and opportunities for high school physics teachers, teacher preparation faculty, STEM education faculty, and physics education practitioners. We are a welcoming community for all the physics educators interested in shifting cultures within physics education classrooms and making physics more welcoming for different types of students. During this session, we will summarize our program, answer your questions, mingle, snack, and build community.
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Spots available
46
12:30 PM
Enter for a chance to win a Drone with 1080p Camera *Must be Present in the Exhibit Hall during the drawing of your name to Win*
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM
Monday, July 8th from 8:30 to 10:00 PM - Relax, network and share your experiences and resources with members and friends of the LGBTQ/Physics Community. Light refreshments will be provided. The dates and times are subject to change. (Organizers request that no photographs are taken at this event)
Time
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Spots available
44
8:30 PM
Monday, July 8th from 9:00 PM to Midnight - Wind down the night and meet new friends with a round of table tennis, foos ball or bring your favorite game and card games.
Time
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
9:00 PM

Tuesday, 09 July 2024

Description
Walkers and runners get up and get going! Lace up your shoes and enjoy the fresh air with your colleagues. Thanks to the generosity of Vernier, complimentary t-shirts, water, and fruit will be provided for all participants. Specific details about the route will be emailed to all walkers and runners.  Walkers are encouraged to participate! By registering for this event, you grant AAPT permission to share your email address with the designated AAPT member facilitator responsible for distributing the route and any pertinent information.
Time
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
6:00 AM
Two Year College staff begin their day by sharing ideas and networking.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7:30 AM
Enter for a chance to win a Celestron 70mm Travel Scope *Must be Present in the Exhibit Hall during the drawing of your name to Win*
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM
Tuesday July 9th 12:30 to 2:00 PM - Relax, network and share your experiences and resources with members and friends of the community.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Tuesday, July 9 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM - Join this special meet-up for K-12 physics teachers attending the conference for the first time. This meet-up is open to anyone who would like to attend. The dates and times are subject to change.
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Enter for a chance to win a Drone with 1080p Camera *Must be Present in the Exhibit Hall during the drawing of your name to Win*
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

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PERC provides an opportunity for those in the field of physics education research and allied fields to share their research, obtain feedback, explore diverse perspectives and discuss issues relevant to the community. In order to attend the PERC Conference, you must register for the AAPT meeting. Members may use any PERC administered grants to reimburse the cost of the PERC conference afterwards.

Thursday, 11 July 2024

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