PhysTEC Regional Conference of MSTI and CalTeach

February 2, 2012 in Ontario, CA at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel

The Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) at the California State University and CalTeach at the University of California came together for the first time for a series of workshops and panel discussions on topics including physics and chemistry teacher preparation and an overview of California PhysTEC programs.


PhysTEC Project Overview, Ted Hodapp, Director of Education and Diversity, APS.
Recruiting Chemistry and Physics Teachers, Barbara Gonzalez and Ruth Yopp-Edwards, CSU Fullerton
STEM Teacher and Researcher Program: A Model for Preparing Teacher-Researchers, John Keller and Bryan Rebar, CESaME, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Research Experiences for Future and Early STEM Teachers, Gerry Simila, CSU Northridge
San Diego State University - Multiple Approaches, Phoebe Roeder, San Diego State University
Attracting and Training Future Teachers with Project-based Instruction, Vera Margoniner, Sacramento State University
Catalyzing Course Transformation with Learning Assistants, Edward Price, CSU San Marcos
CSUEB Future Physics and Chemistry Teacher Recruitment and Training Strategies, Jason Singley, CSU East Bay
Foundational Level General Science Chemistry & Physics Courses at CSUEB, Danika LeDuc, CSU East Bay

Conference Agenda

Thursday, February 2
8:00-9:00 AMContinental Breakfast and Networking
9:00-9:15 AMWelcome from PhysTEC, CSU Chancellor's Office and UC Office of the President, Ted Hodapp (APS), Joan Bissell (CSU), Jane Conoley (UC)
9:15-10:30 AMOverview of Physics and Chemistry Teacher Education Coalitions (PhysTEC and CTEC) Ted Hodapp, Director of Education (APS), Mary Kirchhoff, Director of Education (ACS), Joan Prival, Program Officer (NSF)
10:30-10:45 AMBreak
10:45-12:00 PMPanel Discussion--Dimensions of a Funded PhysTEC Project ChuHee Kwon and Laura Henriques (CSULB), Chance Hoellwarth (CalPoly SLO), Stamatis Vokos (SPU), and Mary Kirchhoff (ACS)
12:00-1:15 PMWorking Lunch--Discipline Faculty and Teacher Education
1:15-2:15 PMHighlights from Additional California PhysTEC Member Institutions
2:20-3:50 PM
Parallel Sessions: Transforming Undergraduate Instruction and Future Physics and Chemistry Teachers
Session A: Course Transformation and Student-Centered TeachingSession B: Innovations in Teaching of University Physics and Chemistry
3:50-4:10 PMBreak
4:10-5:40 PM
Parallel Sessions: Effective Physics and Chemistry Recruitment and Retention Strategies
Session C: Successfully Recruiting for Physics and Chemistry TeachingSession D: Research Experiences for Future and Early STEM Teachers
5:45-6:00 PMSummary of Major Issues and Action Plan Themes