:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP Physics 1 for New AP Teachers

Institute Code AP14025
July 21 - 24, 2014, 8:00AM to 4:45PM
UT Thompson Conference Center

This class has reached maximum enrollment and registration is now closed.

The goal of the AP Summer Institute is to help prepare teachers for the new AP Physics 1 curriculum. Substantial changes have been made with the Algebra-based physics curriculum, changing it to a two year format, adding content, new question types, and a new set of science practices. Participants will be introduced to the new curriculum, and practice new strategies so students will be prepared for the new test format. Strategies for incorporating reasoning tasks that build a deeper understanding will also be introduced.

The goals of the four-day session are to allow the participants to:

  • Become familiar with the new Physics 1 curriculum
  • Understand the new science practices
  • Introduce the new test format
  • Incorporating new reasoning tasks into their curriculum

What participants should bring:

  • A graphing calculator
  • An electronic version of a favorite lab or activity to share
  • A thumb drive and/or laptop computer to hold all the information from the week

If you have not already looked at the new curriculum, please go to http://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/math-and-science/physics and become familiar with contents of the new curriculum.

Lead Consultant: David Brink

David Brink currently teaches College Physics, University Physics, Physical Science and Astronomy at Frank Phillips College. He also has taught Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics B, Calculus AP/AB, and Astronomy at Borger High School in Borger, Texas, with AP Physics C Mechanics in some years. He has been a College Board presenter at 2 Day Science Conferences in the Southwest Region since 2008, and has taught AP Summer Institutes since 2009. Mr. Brink holds a BS with a double major in Physics and Mathematics from Texas Christian University and a MEd in Physics and Mathematics Education from West Texas A&M University.



Participants should be aware there is a 20 minute walk from Lot 40 to the classroom location or you may take the 40 Acres Shuttle. If participants would like to pay to park on campus the San Antonio and San Jacinto Garages are both near Welch Hall.


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