American Association of Physics Teachers

Monday, July 4, 2016

Simon Wright

It has been another exciting week for this SPS intern. On Monday, Rebecca and I went to UMD at Shady Grove to share some of our lesson plans with in-service STEM teachers that are in a Masters course on STEM education.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Simon Wright

This week has been quite as packed as the last. On Tuesday, I went to a 100K in 10 Solutions Lab where we discussed how to incorporate the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into a successful curriculum for STEM teachers.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Simon Wright

The second week of working with AAPT has been exciting, and very full. I spent a few days working on an upcoming project aimed at teaching physics to young students through computer science and programming, which is something I have always been interested in.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Simon Wright

I arrived in dc on May 22nd, with two weeks to go before I started my internship. Even as I enjoyed the beginning of summer, I started to feel a little bit anxious about starting this job.

Simon Wright

AAPT/PTRA Teacher Professional Development Intern

New York State Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NYSS-AAPT) Meeting will feature SPS posters and talk abstracts, our version of Teslamania, where you present a cool physics demo, and a PTRA workshop chosen from one or more of the extremely interesting Perimeter Institute suite of workshops.

The American Association of Physics Teachers will hold their Summer Meeting in Scaramento, CA, July 16-20, 2016.

Exploring cutting-edge physics education research

Patrick Mangan

Monday, September 28, 2015

Patrick Mangan

When I first found out that I was accepted for this internship and that I would be spending the summer in Washington D.C., I made it my goal to be on a first name basis with Barack and Michelle Obama. And while I didn’t come anywhere close to achieving this, I still could not be happier that I went. This summer was an insanely good experience for me. I met a lot of great people, lived in a completely new environment, had a lot of unforgettable experiences, and did a lot of work that I think could really benefit the education system in America.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the the AAPT Winter Meeting in New Orleans, LA in January 2016. Abstracts will be accepted from August 5 to September 9.

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