SUNY Geneseo: Early Teaching Experience
- Eight different Geneseo physics teacher candidates presented BLTs in local physics classrooms in 2013-14. There were fourteen separate visits to eight different school districts.
- In 2013-14 two sets of BLT equipment ("Gauss Accelerator" and "Poisson's Dot") were designed, assembled, and built. (Goal 5 above).
- Participating students really enjoyed being part of this program.
- Undergraduate researchers took care of many of the logistics associated with arranging visits.
- Second attempt at a BLT Physics Education Research undergraduate research project was successful, although better design and implementation is desirable.
- Transportation - finding ways to get students to the schools was challenging.
- Scheduling - it is difficult to find times when Physics Teacher Candidates can meet with high school physics classes.
- There is significant effort in developing and implementing this program, but employing undergraduate researchers makes this more feasible. It may be hard to sustain beyond the life of the grant.
- Continue the PER undergraduate research.
See www.geneseo.edu/phystec for information on specific visits, etc.