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Introduction
Goals & Outcomes
Recruitment
Early Teaching Experience
Induction & Mentoring
Teacher-In-Residence
Course Reform
Faculty
Collaboration
Publications & Talks
Demographics
Assessment

Contact

Robert Thorne
Professor of Physics
Phone: 607-255-6487
Email: ret6@cornell.edu

Deborah J. Trumbull
Associate Professor of Education and Director, Cornell Teacher Education
Email:  djt2@cornell.edu
Phone:  607-255-3108

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Cornell University’s PhysTEC project leaders recognize that relatively few Cornell physics students pursue teaching, and Cornell faculty have not traditionally promoted it as a potential career. As a result, the project aims to raise the awareness and change the attitudes of students and faculty regarding careers in high school science teaching, provide opportunities for students to experience the challenges and rewards of classroom teaching, and provide mentoring and support as they work through the education program and into their first years as teachers. Through targeted one-on-one conversations, the TIR has attracted record numbers of physics majors to School of Education recruiting sessions for future teachers. Cornell’s Learning Assistant program launched with eight undergraduates in spring 2008.

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Site Leaders

Robert Thorne, Professor of Physics Robert Thorne, Professor of Physics

Teachers-in-Residence

Marty Alderman (2007-2009) Marty Alderman (2007-2009)
Jim Overhiser (2009-2010) Jim Overhiser (2009-2010)