High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers meeting

The University of Maine Department of Physics and Astronomy has hosted an annual meeting for high school physics and physical science teachers since 1979.

Information about this year’s meeting (2016) is located here.

Information about meetings before 2010 can be found here.

Here are directions for those who are attending the meeting.

Dear Teaching Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the University of Maine Department of Physics and Astronomy, together with the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) and the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, will be hosting the 36th Annual High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers Meeting on the UMaine campus in Orono on Friday, May 27, 2016. (Scheduling conflicts again prevented us from holding the meeting in March.)

All physics and physical science teachers in the state of Maine are invited to attend. Math teachers and other interested teachers are also most welcome. Please join us!

We will come together to discuss issues of teaching and learning, to showcase demonstrations and teaching ideas, to share ways to get involved at the university, and to promote interactions between all involved parties. We will have presentations, workshops, and tours of campus facilities.

Bring your physics and physical science colleagues. We hope that high school and middle school teachers, physics and physical science teachers can attend!

We will be able to give 0.5 CEU (continuing education units) for participation in this meeting. If you wish to receive this 0.5 CEU you must: (a) attend the events of the meeting (of course!) and (b) pick up your certification at the end of the meeting. There is no advance paperwork on your part; however, there is a $10.00 fee to have the credits registered.

We look forward to seeing you on May 27. Please RSVP to Pat Byard in the department of physics: Patricia.Byard@umit.maine.edu or 581-1039. A parking permit is required on campus, and this permit will be sent to you once you have indicated that you will be attending.  If you have questions, please contact MacKenzie Stetzer.