2013 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference

March 16, 2013 - March 17, 2013 in Baltimore, MD at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Preparing the Next Generation of Physics Teachers

The Physics Teacher Education Conference is the nation's largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education. It features workshops, panel discussions, and presentations by national leaders, as well as excellent networking opportunities. In collaboration with the American Chemical Society, this year's conference will also feature sessions on chemistry teacher preparation.

The 2013 conference is being held in conjunction with the American Physical Society March Meeting.

Plenary Speakers

Dr. SteinbergDr. MarderDr. Good
Opening Plenary:
Richard Steinberg, Program Director of Science Education at City College of New York and author of An Inquiry Into Science Education, Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Lunch Plenaries:
Michael Marder, Associate Dean for Science and Mathematics Education in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin
Catherine Good, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Baruch College, CUNY

Plenary Panel:
Implications of the Next Generation Science Standards for Teacher Preparation in Physical Science
Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Chemistry, Michigan State University (as of January 2013)
Andy Jackson, Harrisonburg High School STEM Academy & James Madison University
Ramon Lopez, University of Texas at Arlington
Helen Quinn, Stanford University

Bios of all presenters & speakers are available on the Speakers page.

Conference Threads

Workshops and panels will be presented in the following threads:
  • Preparing the Next Generation: Issues Beyond the Classroom
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Induction and Mentoring
  • Course Reform
  • Sustaining Reforms
  • Innovative Practice
  • Assessment
  • Partnerships