Meet and learn from professional physics demonstrators
Earn CEUS, Continuing Education Units (30 hours/6 units)
Lower cost and higher value than other workshops
Delicious lunch included
Attend the workshop on a beautiful campus on Newport Coast for one week this summer, and you will be prepared to engage your students in lively and challenging physics classes!
Hands-on Learning and Instructional Methods
In this week-long workshop, you won’t just sit and absorb ideas. While short lectures are often essential, lecturing does not make up the bulk of this workshop. The instructional methods we suggest that you use with students will be modeled andyou will participate in demos and lab stations throughout the week.
We believe in hands-on learning experiences for both students and workshop participants. Introducing students to physics concepts using demonstrations can enliven your classroom and help you to improve your teaching.
The workshop will have only 25 spots. Space is limited! While you can learn from other participants’ questions, too, we are committed to this—there will be time for you to experiment with materials, learn how to use physics equipment, or ask workshop leaders your questions.
Workshop leaders are available for follow-up questions after the course; we want you to apply what you have learned in the classroom with your students.
Whether you are a new physics teacher or an experienced one, you may not have all the materials in your lab that you’d like. We can teach you to use physics apparatus that you did not quite understand before.
We will provide you with ideas about how to use free, cheap, or readily available materials for many of the labs and demos. We will also discuss how you can maximize the materials you already have in your classroom.
Finally, you will leave the workshop with an awesome goodie bag full of materials required for some of the demos and labs that we demonstrate. There will also be giveaways of physics apparatus and other materials from universities and science supply companies.