© 2018 by Matthew Blackman

Rutgers Department of Physics, SAS and

Graduate School of Education Present:

Physics teacher Summer training

July 15th - August 8th, 2019     8AM - 2PM

Overview

Rutgers Physics Teacher Summer Training is a four-week professional development program for physics teachers of all levels, from conceptual to AP. Teachers meet Monday-Thursday in the Serin Physics Building at Rutgers New Brunswick to do the following:

  • Design and conduct NGSS-aligned lessons and activities.

  • Implement, modify and discuss inquiry-based lab exercises.

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  • Develop and modify formative and summative assessments.

  • Receive and unpack a large number of classroom-ready resources for all core topics in the physics curriculum.

  • Discuss classroom management and student motivation strategies.

  • Meet and share ideas with peers and colleagues.

  • And a whole lot more!

testimonials

       Each day I gained deeper understanding in physics as well as pedagogical design, which has fundamentally elevated my teaching and dramatically improved learning outcomes for my students.

Rebekah DiGiacomo

Lonoke High School, AR

       During the workshop I was able to develop a solid foundation in multiple representations and questioning techniques. I was able to enhance my current lessons to offer a very thorough treatment of the subject matter right from day one.

Chris George,

Rutgers Preparatory, NJ

        From this course, I have developed a deeper understanding of physics for myself and I learned completely new ways to stimulate thinking in my students.  The entire course was a model for how to run a successful physics classroom. 

Donna Saulys

Franklin High School, NJ

          Since I took the Rutgers course, my students are more engaged, able to collaborate more effectively about physics concepts, and are enjoying the class much more.  Matt’s class has given me the tools to help my students reach new heights.

Alice Fahy-Elwood

Somerville High School, NJ

       I learned that it is most important for students to grapple with concepts first and design their own questions. I have been inspired to change my teaching style, and my classroom is a more collaborative community of learners because of my experience this summer. 

Keisha Stephen

Highland Park High School, NJ

       My teaching is orders of magnitude better because of the experiences I had in the course. I teach at a much deeper level, and the students are all the better for it. It was worth every penny, and I recommend it to every physics teacher that I know.

Gil Rozensher

Cranford High School, NJ

 
 

OUR TEAM

Eugenia Etkina
GSE Coordinator, Pedagogical Design
Eugenia is a global thought leader in physics education, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, award-winning author and recipient of the 2014 Millikan Medal. Her approach to teaching and learning has revolutionized the way that physics is taught in countless classrooms around the world.
Amit Lath
Physics Department Coordinator, Teacher Outreach
Amit Lath is a particle physicist working on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, on one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. He is committed to outreach and education and continues to work with the National Science Foundation's REU and Quarknet programs.
Matthew Blackman
Lead Instructor, Course Development
Matthew is an award-winning physics teacher, graduate instructor at the Rutgers GSE, and educational game designer. He has taught all levels of physics over the past decade, and has been recognized at the national and state levels for excellence in physics education and content design.
 

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Schedule

Week 3
7/29 - 8/1
Electricity and Circuits
Week 2
7/22 - 7/25
Conservation Laws: Momentum and Energy
Week 1
7/15 - 7/18
Motion and Forces
Week 4
8/5 - 8/8
Waves and Optics
Labs: Buggy Crash Course, Motion Detector Jeopardy, Investigating Newton's 2nd Law, Finding the Mass of a Car with a Bathroom Scale
Labs: Building Momentum, Collision Stations, Energy Skatepark, Video Analysis
Labs: Modeling Charge Interactions, Coulomb's Law, Circuit Challenge, Investigating Ohm's Law, Loop Rule and Junction Rule
Labs: Standing Waves, Sound Lab, Developing Models for Light, Reflection Lab, Exploring Refraction 
 

RSVP

For information on how to register for the Summer 2019 session, please email Lisa Cascio 

lcascio@physics.rutgers.edu with the subject line Physics Teacher Summer Training.

Housing options are available for out-of-state attendees. Inquire for rates and availability.