Portal workshop & sessions at AAPT Virtual Summer Meeting 2020

July 18, 2020 at 8:00am - July 24, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
AAPT Virtual Summer Meeting

Register for the AAPT Virtual Summer Meeting here before the July 3 early bird deadline.

Workshop W23: Activities from the Living Physics Portal
Date: July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Cost: $50 for AAPT members, $100 for non-members (in addition to meeting registration fee)

Organizers: Nancy Beverly, Nancy Donaldson, Mark Reeves, Adrian Madsen, and Stephanie Williams

Join other highly engaged physics instructors in exploring, re-thinking and adapting introductory physics activities and assignments for health science and life science students to emphasize interdisciplinary connections. Participants will be exposed to practical changes they can implement at their home institutions that put students’ experiences at the center of classroom interactions. Participants will join a growing network of physics instructors who share curricular materials and troubleshoot instructional challenges through the Living Physics Portal. Participants will use the Portal to share resources and collaborate with other physics educators. Instructors, lab managers, & community college faculty and those with varying degrees of familiarity with physics for life scientists or active learning are welcome! The goals of the workshop are to enable and excite participants to (a) make curricular or lab changes, (b) focus on students’ experiences and learning, and (c) make physics personally meaningful and coherent with students’ other STEM knowledge.

Session: Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS)
Organizer: Juan Burciaga

Session: Finding and Adapting IPLS Materials from the Living Physics Portal
Organizer: Nancy Beverly