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High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers meeting - 2011 Schedule

Join us on Friday, March 11, 2011

This page will be updated as new information arrives and is subject to change. If you’re interested in giving a workshop or presentation, please contact Michael Wittmann.

Introductions

9 – 9:15, Bennett 137

  • Welcome to the University of Maine
  • Welcome to the Physics Department
  • Information about the Maine RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership

Workshops and Roundtable

9:20 – 10:50 am, Bennett 3rd floor lab facilities

  • Jamie Vesenka (University of New England) – Workshop: Modeling Method and Resonance Conditions
  • Brian Frank and Benedikt Harrer (University of Maine) – Workshop: Argumentation and Inquiry in the Classroom
  • John Thompson (University of Maine) – Roundtable: What’s expected in the 9th grade curriculum

Presentations

11 – 11.30, Bennett 137

  • Rob Meulenberg (UMaine) – talking about his path toward an academic career and his work in nanoscience

Lunch

11.30 – 12.30, Bennett 102

Workshops

12.30 – 2, Bennett 3rd floor lab facilities

This is a chance to visit a second workshop of the three being offered, so we repeat them.

Presentations

2:10 – 4, Bennett 137

  • Dave LaBrecque (UMaine) – describing a low-cost computer controlled spectrometer
  • The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership – building a teacher professional community with the goal of a vertically integrated grade 6-9 curriculum.
  • A demo show – “Made in Maine” as a theme

Adjourn

 


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The Physics Education Research Laboratory
Phone: (207) 581-1237 and (207) 581-1030
E-mail: wittmann@umit.maine.edu and john.thompson@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865