2020 PhysTEC Conference

February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020 in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

The 2020 Conference was a great success! Thank you to those who joined us.

If you would like to see notes from this year's conference, head over to the schedule page.

Enhance Your Institution's Physics Teacher Education Program
Did you know that school districts across the United States consistently rank physics as the highest need area among all academic disciplines with regard to teacher shortages?

Join us in future years for the nation's largest meeting dedicated to the education of future physics teachers–featuring workshops on best practices, panel discussions with leading experts, and numerous networking opportunities.

The 2020 conference took place from February 29 - March 1 in Denver, Colorado.

The conference included plenty of events to benefit both new and returning participants. You may view the schedule here.

Here's what happened!


Presented by Vince Kuo
Sign up to share your new ideas about teacher preparation in the Share-a-Thon. Share your successful tips and ideas for preparing physics teachers and learn what you can do to impact physics teacher preparation at your own institution.

Call for Poster Abstracts
Would you like to tell us about new physics education research, or highlight your program's best practices for preparing future physics teachers? Submit an abstract to present a poster at the PhysTEC Conference! Get started by reviewing our poster presentation guidelines. Abstracts will be accepted from October 21, 2019 - February 14, 2020.


Post-Conference Workshop: Setting up Your Learning Assistant Program
Presented by Valerie Otero, Laurie Langdon, Eleanor Close, and Brooke Evans
Learn the basics of setting up your own Learning Assistant (LA) program. LA programs improve student success in STEM majors by giving undergraduate students the skills to facilitate discussions and provide peer-to-peer academic help. This creates a welcoming and supportive environment for fellow students in gateway STEM courses.


Hotel and Travel
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has given us an excellent rate. To qualify, please book before February 7, 2020. Get the full details from our Hotel and Travel page.

Travel Support for Minority-serving Institutions
We are committed to supporting minority-serving institutions that wish to become leaders in physics teacher preparation and are offering a limited number of travel stipends. More information can be found on the registration page.

About PhysTEC
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is a partnership between the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Learn more by visiting the PhysTEC homepage.