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, D 
 
 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, D 

     3:00 PM    Breakout 4
  A, B, C, D 
 
 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      

 

Sessions at this year’s conference will cover the following topics :

  • Effectively supporting physics learning and pedagogical training in virtual environments
  • Maintaining institutional commitment to PTE
  • Culturally-responsive and trauma-informed teaching
  • Recruiting students to physics and physics teaching
  • Continuing physics teacher preparation amid budget changes
  • Building a just and inclusive culture in your department
  • Successful strategies for running PTE programs
  • Navigating the teacher certification process in an online environment

Plenary sessions:

  • Plenary 1: 
  • Plenary 2: 

Breakout Sessions:

Session 1:

  • A: TBD
  • B: TBD
  • C: TBD
  • D: TBD

Session 2:

  • A: TBD
  • B: TBD
  • C: TBD
  • D: TBD

Session 3:

  • A: TBD
  • B: TBD
  • C: TBD
  • D: TBD

Session 4:

  • A: TBD
  • B: TBD
  • C: TBD
  • D: TBD