2016 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference

March 11, 2016 - March 13, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court - Baltimore

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition 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. The conference will precede the APS March Meeting.

The Conference began at 7:00 pm Friday, March 11 and ended at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 13.

A no-cost post-conference workshop on Periscope was held on the evening of Sunday, March 13. Additional information is provided below.

Conference Participants

Plenary Speakers

Paul Cottle
Florida State University
Terhi Mäntylä
University of Tampere
Valerie K. Otero
University of Colorado at Boulder
Eugenia Etkina

Travel Support for Minority-Serving Institutions

We are committed to supporting faculty at minority-serving institutions that wish to become leaders in physics teacher preparation and are offering a limited number of stipends of up to $1000 to qualified US-based faculty to support travel to the conference. Applications to receive an MSI travel grant will be accepted on a rolling basis until registration for the conference closes.

Download the MSI travel grant application
(Download this PDF to your computer. Then fill out the PDF using Adobe Acrobat and email the completed application to

Post-conference Workshop

Periscope: Looking Into Learning in Best Practices in University Physics Classrooms
Sunday, March 13, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Baltimore, Maryland

Periscope provides physics faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate learning assistants with the opportunity to "look into learning" in best practices university physics classrooms.

Click here for more information about this no-cost workshop and to register.