2006 PhysTEC Conference Agenda and Workshop Schedule

2006 PhysTEC Conference Agenda

Friday, March 24

8:00 - 8:15   Registration--Graduate Education Building Auditorium Lobby
8:15 - 9:00   Welcome
9:15 - 10:45 Workshop Session I
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:45 Workshop Session II
12:45 - 1:30  Lunch
1:30 - 3:00    Workshop Session III
3:00 - 4:45    Break (buses will go back to the Radisson and pick up at 4:45 for the Reception)
5:00 - 6:00    Reception and General Poster Session
6:00 - 7:00    Dinner
7:00 - 8:00    Plenary I: Michael Marder

Saturday, March 25

8:30 - 10:00  Workshop Session IV
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Workshop Session V
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch
1:00 - 2:00    Plenary II, Joan Prival
2:15 - 3:45    Workshop Session VI
3:45 - 4:15    Break
4:15 - 5:45    Workshop Session VII
6:00 - 7:00    Barbecue Dinner

Sunday, March 26 (post-Conference)

08:00 - 12:00 PhysTEC Leadership Council
9:00 - 3:00    Physics for Elementary Teachers (PET), Fred Goldberg

Workshops Offered in Each Session (I - VII)

The Session number is listed in the column on the left.

I Sandifer/Renwick: Lessons Learned: Improving and Assessing an Elementary Science Field Experience MacIsaac/Mason: Supporting Physics Teacher Education through an Online Community Library Etkina: Building Physics Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge
II Goldberg: Physics for Elementary Education (PET) Otero/Vokos/Stewart: Undergraduate Learning Assistants: A powerful way to improve student learning and recruit future teachers Wainwright: The CASTLE Curriculum: Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity
III Heron: Physics by Inquiry Finkelstein: Learning about the Physical World Virtual: Computer Simulations from the Physics Education Technology Project Fetters: NCATE Licensure Standards Developed by NSTA
IV Fetters/Hickman:
Teachers-in-Residence: What does the data tell us?
Heron: Research on the Learning and Teaching of Thermal Physics: Microscopic Models and Macroscopic Processes Wainwright: The CASTLE Curriculum: Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity
V Freeland/Olson:
Reducing Teacher Isolation: Induction and Mentoring
Etkina: Building Physics Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge MacIsaac: Alternate Physics Teacher Certification at SUNY-Buffalo State College
VI Goldberg: InterActions in Physical Science: A new curriculum for middle school physical science Finkelstein: Learning abut the Physical World Virtual: Computer Simulations from the Physics Education Technology Project Buck-Moyer/Isola: K-12 Teachers on Campus: Their Impact on Teacher Preparation Programs
VII Hickman: Providing Feedback to Improve Science Instruction Otero/Vokos/Stewart: Undergraduate Learning Assistants: A powerful way to improve student learning and recruit future teachers Escalada/Unruh: PRISMS Plus