PhysTEC Resource Feature Archive - Page 2

Effects of Teacher Professional Development on Gains in Student Achievement - Jul 11, 2009

This meta
analysis shows important cross-study evidence that teacher professional development in
mathematics does have significant positive effects on student achievement. The analysis results
also confirm the positive relationship to student outcomes of key characteristics of design of
professional development programs.

Science Teaching as a Profession: Why It Isn't How It Could Be - Jun 26, 2009

In this book, education writer Sheila Tobias and high-school science chair Anne Baffert report from hundreds of teacher interviews and website postings, that there are ways for science teachers, in collaboration with scientists and willing school administrators, to reverse trends that diminish teaching as a profession.

NSF S-STEM Solicitation 2009 - Jun 26, 2009

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines.

PhysTEC Teacher Recruiting Materials - May 3, 2009

The PhysTEC collaboration includes diverse institutions each with their own methods of teacher recruitment. This page collects recruiting materials from the University of Arizona, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The site also provides templates allowing the creation of individualized materials.

Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics - May 3, 2009

Preliminary results from the joint APS/AAPT/AIP National Task Force on the Professional Preparation of Physics Teachers.

APS Forum on Education Newsletter - Spring 2009 - Feb 22, 2009

The spring 2009 edition of the newsletter includes articles on the new solicitation for the Noyce Scholarship program and a discussion of the funding provided by Toyota for teacher training at James Madison University.

Preparing high-school physics teachers - Feb 22, 2009

This February 2009 Physics Today article argues that by taking on a significant part of the education of high-school physics teachers, physics departments in the US can inspire their students and help ensure a scientifically educated population.

At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard - Jan 16, 2009

This article describes the success of the MIT initiative to add interactive engagement strategies to its introductory physics program.

APS Forum on Education Newsletter - Fall 2008 - Jan 5, 2009

The fall 2008 edition of the APS Forum on Education newsletter.

The UTeach Model - Nov 23, 2008

As part of an NSF funded Math and Science Partnership grant, we have developed and implemented a yearlong series of science content courses for future elementary teachers based on Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET).

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