Physics Teacher Institute

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The APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI)

APEX PTI will be comprised of three cohorts of teachers:

Each cohort will participate in two week summer workshops and three two day follow-up workshops during the academic year, for three consecutive years.

The following topics are covered:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
DCK
  1. Kinematics
  2. Newton's Laws of Motion
  3. Work, Energy & Power
  4. Impulse & Momentum
  5. Circular Motion & Rotation
  6. Oscillations
  7. Gravitation
  8. CASTLE
  1. Fluid Mechanics
  2. Temperature & Heat
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Electrostatics
  5. Conductors & Capacitors
  6. Electric Circuits
  7. Magnetic Fields
  1. Electromagnetism
  2. Waves
  3. Sound
  4. Geometrical Optics
  5. Physical Optics
  6. Atomic Physics
  7. Nuclear Physics
PCK
  1. Misconceptions & Ideas
  2. Effective Teaching Strategies
  3. Learning Environments
  1. Misconceptions & Ideas
  2. Metacognition
  3. Collaborative Learning
  1. Misconceptions & Ideas
  2. Assessment Methods
  3. Constructivist Epistemology
TPACK
  1. Content Management Systems
  2. Blackboard
  3. Computer Modeling
  1. Social Media
  2. Groupware
  3. Class Presentation Tools
  1. Audio Podcasting
  2. Video Podcasting
  3. Visualization Tools