2009 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference Schedule

Harrisburg
Erie
Lancaster
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
Washington
Westmoreland E

Institutional Transformation: Building Sustainable Teacher Education Programs

The PhysTEC Conference was held on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Suites in Pittsburgh, PA.

The conference featured four parallel tracks of 90-minute workshop sessions, and two lunchtime plenary talks. Two post-conference workshops with limited enrollment were held on Sunday, March 15, 2009.

Click on any of the session titles for workshop descriptions or presenter names for biographical information.

Thursday, March 12, 2009
5:00pm-6:00pm
Registration
6:00pm -
Informal gathering for dinner
Friday, March 13, 2009
  Partnerships for Transformation Professional development Education Research Introductory Course Reform
8:00am-9:00am
Registration and continental breakfast
9:00am-10:00am
Philadelphia
Opening Remarks
Punctuated equilibrium in higher education Don Langenberg
10:00am-10:30am
Break and refreshments
10:30am-12:00pm
Harrisburg
Playing well with others Laurie McNeil, Jill Fitzgerald, Steve Matson
Erie
Physics Teacher Resource Agents Gay Stewart
Lancaster
Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM: The Need to Problematize and Improve Our Approaches to Change Charles Henderson, Noah Finkelstein
Pittsburgh
Transforming an Introductory Class with Modeling Discourse Management Laird Kramer
12:00pm-1:30pm
Philadelphia
Lunch and Plenary
What Predicts Success in Learning Physics? Philip Sadler
1:30pm-3:00pm
Harrisburg
Shaping the PTEC agenda Monica Plisch
Erie
In-service certification programs Moderator: Dan MacIsaac
Panel: Lok Lew Yan Voon, Cliff Chancey
Lancaster
What every physics teacher should know about cognitive research Chandralekha Singh
Pittsburgh
How to Increase Student Intellectual Engagement and Understanding During the Lecture Portion of Your Class Edward Prather
3:00pm-3:30pm
Break
3:30pm-5:00pm
Harrisburg
Building relationships with schools and two-year colleges Stamatis Vokos, Kathee Terry, Gay Stewart
Erie
Physics by Inquiry and in-service teachers Lillian C. McDermott, Peter Shaffer
Lancaster
Evaluation Instruments in UTeach Michael Marder
Pittsburgh
Parallel parking an aircraft carrier Gary Gladding
6:00pm-8:00pm
Philadelphia
Poster session and reception
Saturday, March 14, 2009
  Resources for Transformation Early Teaching Experiences Teaching Methods Recruiting Teachers
8:00am-8:30am
Continental breakfast
8:30am-10:00am
Harrisburg
National Science Foundation CAREER grants Eugenia Etkina
Erie
Running weekly planning sessions for Learning Assistants: A workshop for physics faculty Valerie Otero, Steven Pollock
Lancaster
Learning Physical Science (LEPS): an active engagement course suitable for large enrollments Fred Goldberg, Stephen Robinson
Pittsburgh
10,000 Undergraduate Physics Majors: Role and importance of preparing more high school physics teachers Moderator: Theodore Hodapp
Panel: Michael Marder, Gay Stewart, Gary Gladding
10:00am-10:30am
Break
10:30am-12:00pm
Harrisburg
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Deborah Allen, Linnea Fletcher
Erie
Bringing the research model of teaching to the classroom Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Shaun Murphree
Lancaster
Pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach physics Eugenia Etkina
Pittsburgh
The MIT-Harvard Teaching Opportunities in Physical Science (TOPS) Program Daniel Kleppner
12:00pm-1:30pm
Philadelphia
Lunch and Plenary
The National Science Foundation and teacher education Linda Slakey
1:30pm-3:00pm
Harrisburg
The University Role in Teacher Preparation: Perspectives of a Chair, a Dean, and a Provost Moderator: Howard Gobstein
Panel: Phil DiStefano, Wolfgang Bauer, N. John Cooper
Erie
Early Field Experiences for Recruiting Future Teachers Michael Marder, Jason Ermer
Lancaster
Strategies to Support Novice Physics Teachers Paul Hickman, Dan MacIsaac, Lezlie DeWater
Pittsburgh
Recruiting top math and science graduates for the classroom – Teach For America’s model Lauren Secatore
3:00pm-3:30pm
Break
3:30pm-5:00pm
Philadelphia
Closing session
The role of professional societies in physics teacher education Panel: Judy Franz, Warren Hein, Fred Dylla
Moderator: Theodore Hodapp
5:00pm-6:00pm
Pittsburgh
Reception
Sunday, March 15, 2009 - Westin Convention Center
8:00am-8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am-12:00pm
Washington
Instructional strategies proven to increase students' learning in the lecture classroom Edward Prather
Westmoreland E
Transforming your undergraduate physics course using Learning Assistants Valerie Otero, Noah Finkelstein