Supported Site SUNY Geneseo: Goals & Outcomes
Project Goal: Double the number of physics majors at Geneseo recommended for certification in physics.
Goals for this year:
- By May 2013 at least six students from the class of 2014 and six students from the class of 2015 will be enrolled as physics teacher candidates (with a major listed as Physics: Adolescent Education: Physics & General Science).
- Travel with at least four Geneseo physics teacher candidates to a national physics meeting to attend PER presentations.
Project Goal: Develop and test a model of collaborative Activity Teams, bringing together upper level teacher candidates, 1st and 2 nd-year physics majors, and area high school students as a way to encourage physics majors to understand and consider careers in high school teaching.
Goals for this year:
- By May of 2013, at least six of our physics majors will participate on Build-it, Leave-it, Teach-it (BLT) teams involving three or more local high schools.
- By May of 2013, a team of Geneseo undergraduate researchers will have completed an undergraduate research project on PER using data from the BLT
- The TIR, student researchers, and Activity Teams will design and fabricate at least two pieces of equipment for the Build-it, Leave-it, Teach-it program.
Project Goal: Develop two new courses that integrate physics content courses with physics pedagogy to support the new 5-year master’s program.
Additional Goals for this year:
- 6) Goals for this year: By May of 2013, The PhysTEC team will have submitted a course proposal to the Education and Physics and Astronomy Departments that meets the needs of the new 5-year combined degree program.
- There are six students from the class of 2014 and five students from the class of 2015 listed in the "Physics: Adolescent Education: Physics & General Science" program, which is how we define a physics teacher candidate. (Goal 1 above)
- Seven Geneseo physics teacher candidates attended the 2013 PhysTEC National Meeting in Baltimore Maryland. (Goal 2 above)
- Ten different Geneseo physics teacher candidates presented BLTs in local physics classrooms. There were thirteen separate visits to six different school districts. (Goal 3 above)
- Three students hired as undergraduate researchers designed, implemented and completed a BLT PER project based on Interactive Lecture Demonstrations. They reported this work at SUNY Geneseo's GREAT ("Geneseo Recognizes Excellence, Acheivement, and Talent") Day. (Goal 4 above)
- Two sets of BLT equipment ("Slinky" and "Faraday Jump Rope") were designed, assembled, and built. (Goal 5 above)
- The Geneseo TAG met on March 7, 2013 and had a good discussion about ways to involve Geneseo students in local physics classrooms and a good interaction at a mixer for teachers and PhysTEC students.
- We have submitted a proposal for a chapter in the Effective Practices in Preservice Physics Teacher Education, a peer-reviewed book sponsored by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition, and we were invited to submit a full proposal.