Rutgers Department of Physics, SAS and
Graduate School of Education Present:
Physics teacher Summer training
Cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19,
will resume Summer 2021
Rutgers Physics Teacher Summer Training is a four-week professional development program for physics teachers of all levels, from conceptual to AP. The course is designed in the style of student inquiry and guided investigation, and is taught by 2019 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year Matt Blackman. Participants meet in the Serin Physics Lab at Rutgers Busch Campus to do the following:
Design and conduct NGSS-aligned lessons and activities.
Implement, modify and discuss inquiry-based lab exercises.
Develop and modify formative and summative assessments.
Receive and utilize a large number of classroom-ready resources for all core topics in the physics curriculum.
Discuss student motivation and classroom management strategies.
Network, share ideas and talk about best-practices with peers and colleagues.
And a whole lot more!
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.
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.
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.
St. Peter's Prep, 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.
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.
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.