Publications and Talks

Charles Henderson and Alvin Rosenthal, Reading Questions--"Encouraging Students to Read the Text Before Coming to Class," Journal of College Science Teaching (July/August, 2006); " . . . we ask our introductory physics students to submit a question they had about the reading . . ."

Noah Finkelstein et al., "When learning about the real world is better done virtually: a study of substituting computer simulations for laboratory equipment," Physical Review, Special Topics: Physics Education Research (010103 2005)

Noah Finkelstein et al., "Virtual lab class is better than the real thing," Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research (July, 2005); "Students master concepts and skills more effectively when they work with computer simulations than when they handle real world components and experiments, according to a study of physics lab students."

Paul Hickman and Marc Reif, "Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP): Providing Feedback to Improve K–20 Science Instruction," invited workshop for the NSF funded SCIENCE ASSESSMENT: Research and Practical Approaches Conference before the 2005 NSTA Regional Convention in Chicago.

Bill Semrau, co-presenter of "Industrial-Strength Physics," 2005 NSTA Regional Convention in Chicago: "Students learn physics concepts by first experiencing such real-world employment settings as welding, law enforcement, or photography. They then 'work backwards' to learn the scientific concepts associated with these fields."

Ted Hodapp, American Physical Society, "*** The Physics Teacher Education Coalition: Results, Directions, Initiatives", presented at the Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), 2005.

FEd Newsletter Summer, 2005: Section on Teacher Preparation, edited by Chance Hoellwarth, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Lillian McDermott, Paula Heron and Peter Shaffer, University of Washington, "Preparing K-12 teachers to teach physics and physical science," APS Forum on Education Newsletter (Summer, 2005)

Lillian McDermott, Paula Heron and Peter Shaffer, University of Washington, "Physics by Inquiry: A research-based approach to preparing K-12 teachers of physics and physical science," APS Forum on Education Newsletter (Summer, 2005)

Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University, Valerie Otero, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Steve Robinson, Tennessee Technological University, "Physics for Elementary Teachers: A New Curriculum" APS Forum on Education Newsletter (Summer, 2005)

"Assessing the effectiveness of a computer simulation in conjunction with Tutorials in Introductory Physics in undergraduate physics recitations," Christopher Keller, Noah Finkelstein, Katherine Perkins, and Steven Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2005. Abstract or Full Text

"*** AAPT Renews Commitment to Teacher Preparation," Warren Hein, American Association of Physics Teachers, and John Layman, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, American Association of Physics Teachers Announcer, Summer, 2005.

FEd Newsletter Spring, 2005: Section on Teacher Preparation, edited by Chance Hoellwarth, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

David Grosnick, Ball State University, "An Advisory Group to Provide Input in the Preparation of Future Teachers"

Ingrid Novodvorsky, University of Arizona, "Partners in the Preparation of Secondary Science Teachers"

Noah Finkelstein, Chris Keller, Steven Pollock, Steve Iona, Valerie Otero, and Michael Dubson, all from the University of Colorado at Boulder, "Recruiting and Preparing Future Physics Teachers"

Jeff Sayers, Ball State University, "High School Physics and Seismic Research," presented at the Indiana Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in April, 2005

Jeff Sayers, Ball State University, "The PhysTEC National Conference at Ball State," presented at the Indiana Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in April, 2005

Mike Wolter, Ball State University, "A Camera in Every Classroom," presented at the Indiana Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in April, 2005

Mike Wolter and Thom Robertson, Ball State University, "Personalized, Web-Based Instructional Materials with LON-CAPA," presented at the Indiana Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in April, 2005

Chance Hoellwarth, Matthew Moelter, and Randall Knight, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, “A direct comparison of conceptual learning and problem solving ability in traditional and studio style classrooms,” American Journal of Physics 73 459 (2005) *** Abstract

Laura Lising and Andrew Elby, Physics Education Research Group, University of Maryland, “The impact of epistemology on learning: A case study from introductory physics," American Journal of Physics 73 4 (April 2005) pp. 293-384 *** Abstract, Full Text

Ingrid Novodvorsky, University of Arizona, "The Impact of Educational Research on Physics Teacher Preparation," presented at the Second International GIREP Seminar on Quality Development in Teacher Education and Training, University of Udine, Italy, September, 2003 *** Abstract, Full Text