Conference Schedule

The 2021 PhysTEC Conference will be hosted via the virtual platform QiqoChat on March 5th and 6th, 2021.

The program includes time for networking and several types of sessions and workshops. The grid schedule follows, with sessions listed below. Details for attendance via QiqoChat will be added soon.

All stated times are in Eastern Time. 

  Day 1  Plenaries  Breakouts  Networking         Day 2  Plenaries  Breakouts  Networking
 11:00 AM   Welcome         11:00 AM   Welcome     
 11:10 AM        11:10 AM    
 11:20 AM        11:20 AM    
 11:30 AM          11:30 AM      
 11:40 AM  

 Breakout 1 
  A, B, C, D 

     11:40 AM    Breakout 3 
  A, B, C 
 
 11:50 AM        11:50 AM    
 12:00 PM        12:00 PM    
 12:10 PM        12:10 PM    
 12:20 PM        12:10 PM    
 12:30 PM        12:30 PM    
 12:40 PM          12:10 PM      
 12:50 PM          12:10 PM      
 1:00 PM      Talk-out 1    1:00 PM      Talk-out 2 
 1:10 PM        1:10 PM    
 1:20 PM        1:20 PM    
 1:30 PM          1:30 PM      
 1:40 PM            1:40 PM      
 1:50 PM     Plenary 1 
                          1:50 PM    Plenary 2 
                 
 2:00 PM        2:00 PM    
 2:10 PM        2:10 PM    
 2:20 PM        2:20 PM    
 2:30 PM        2:30 PM    
 2:40 PM          2:40 PM      
 2:50 PM          2:50 PM      
 3:00 PM    Breakout 2

  A, B, C 

     3:00 PM    Breakout 4
  A, B, C 
 
 3:10 PM        3:10 PM    
 3:20 PM        3:20 PM    
 3:30 PM        3:30 PM    
 3:40 PM        3:40 PM    
 3:50 PM        3:50 PM    
 4:00 PM          4:00 PM      
 4:10 PM                                                                4:10 PM                                      
 4:20 PM    

   Awards;
    Poster
   Session

   4:20 PM         Table
 Discussion 
 4:30 PM        4:30 PM    
 4:40 PM        4:40 PM     
 4:50 PM        4:50 PM    
 5:00 PM        5:00 PM    
 5:10 PM        5:10 PM   Closing    
 5:20 PM          5:20 PM      
 5:30 PM          5:30 PM      

 

Topics for this year's conference have been scheduled and are laid out below. This session list will be updated with exact titles when titles are available.

Plenary sessions:

  • Plenary 1: Strategies for a Just and Inclusive Culture
  • Plenary 2: New Online Teaching Strategies for Physics Teacher Education

Breakout Sessions:

Session 1:

  • A: PhysTEC 101
  • B: Trauma and Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • C: Periscope
  • D: Maintaining Physics Teacher Education Programs through Budget Cuts

Session 2:

  • A: Recruiting Using Get the Facts Out Materials
  • B: Online Teacher Community
  • C: EP3 and Departmental Survival

Session 3:

  • A: Successful Strategies from PhysTEC Supported Sites
  • B: Creating an Inclusive Culture with a Learning Assistant Program
  • C: Advocacy for Physics Teacher Education at the State Level

Session 4:

  • A: DUE Funding
  • B: Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Justice: The Role of Whiteness
  • C: Teachers-in-Residence During a Pandemic

Table Topic Discussions:

  • Table 1: TBD
  • Table 2: TBD
  • Table 3: TBD
  • Table 4: TBD
  • Table 5: TBD
  • Table 6: TBD
  • Table 7: TBD
  • Table 8: TBD
  • Table 9: TBD

Talk-out Sessions:

Talk-out sessions will be a semi-structured networking opportunity where participants will get to debrief about the sessions they have attended thus far. 

Poster Session: 

The format for the poster session and instructions for posters are TBA.