:: 2014 AP* Summer Institutes at UT Austin

AP Physics 1 and 2 for Experienced AP Teachers

Institute Code AP14028
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 purpose of this summer institute is to familiarize experienced teachers of AP Physics B with the similarities and differences between the former Physics B curriculum and the new Physics 1 and Physics 2 curricula and assessment style as described within the AP Physics 1 & 2 Course Framework.

The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with the following:

  • Clearly delineating the AP Physics 1 & Physics 2 concepts and assessment framework as distinct from the Physics B topical outline and student expectations
  • Identifying higher order reasoning skills and methods of their evaluation expected with the new Physics 1 & 2 exams beginning May, 2015
  • Formulating and successfully submitting the Course Audit syllabus for Physics 1, Physics 2, or both
  • Developing familiarity with instructional strategies that promote interactive student engagement as required for course audit approval
  • Reviewing and trial running Physics 1 & 2 Inquiry style labs
  • Sharing best practices among participants in all of the above areas

Participants should bring the following:

  • Graphing calculator (TI-84 style) and basic proficiency in its use
  • A laptop computer onto which the teacher can load application software (ie admin authority or pw)
  • A device for the creation of digital videos (Smart Phone, Digital video recorder, laptop camera, etc)
  • A willingness to actively engage with the material and other participants for the four day duration of the institute

Lead Consultant: Jeff Funkhouser

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