Physics Boot Camp & Interactive Lecture Demonstrations - A Professional Development Recipe for Success Feature Summary

Physics Boot Camp & Interactive Lecture Demonstrations
This workshop was presented at the 2011 PhysTEC conference. Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs) provide a pedagogical tool that has been shown to improve college and pre-college student's conceptual understanding of ideas in classical physics.  Teachers in this PD showed fractional gains in concept understanding ranging from .44 to .75 with participants in every comparison group showing strong gains.  Just as encouraging, these gains showed no decay over time.  In this highly interactive presentation findings were presented along with a model of how the Interactive Lecture Demonstration 8-step methodology is used as a tool to both engage and prepare teachers.
June 9, 2011 - July 9, 2014