:: 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



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 RLM.




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