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STEM Ed Announcement: BU HS AP Physics 1 Partnership through Online Course
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: BU HS AP Physics 1 Partnership through Online Course
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:22:29 -0400
This is not a UMass program
Contact information is below.
BU HS AP Physics 1 Partnership through a Small Private Online Course
We are looking to fill a few remaining slots in our AP Physics 1 Small
Private Online Course supporting students who would otherwise not have
an opportunity to take AP Physics 1. The program will run from
September 2015 through May 2016 and we are hoping to recruit all
students by the end of June. This program is not restricted to
Massachusetts schools and we welcome inquiries from all school types.
The focus of this project is to deliver AP Physics 1 to students who
would otherwise not have this opportunity at their home school. The
primary instructional tool will be the BU AP Physics 1 edX platform
Small Private Online Course supplemented with a daily online forum and
weekly online office hours.
The BU AP Physics 1 Small Private Online Course is an official College
Board audited course, and hence students, successfully completing the
course, are eligible to receive high school credit for AP Physics 1.
This is a partnership between Boston University, the student and the
students home school. The school site liaison, a teacher, guidance
staff or building administrator, will receive bi-weekly reports
concerning the participating students online activity and progress. It
is expected that the students home school site will enroll a
participating student in an independent study AP Physics 1 course. The
project director, a certified Massachusetts physics teacher, will
provide appropriate grade reporting as needed to the participants
Students completing all project requirements will be provided a $200
project completion stipend, and, if the school indicates the student
has a financial hardship, the College Board AP Physics 1 test
registration fee will be waived. A small monthly gratuity provided in
one installment at the conclusion of the online course will be provided
to the school site liaison as an expression of appreciation for
supporting and encouraging student participants.
There is no cost to the students home school and other than the College
Board AP Physics 1 test registration fee, if not waived, there is no
cost to the student participant.
To participate in this project, at least two students from a single
school must be accepted into the project. Students are expected to
express a desire to participate and they must have reliable access to
online services. This connectivity can be provided in a structured
fashion at the school during the school day or after school on or off
the students home school campus. Our preference would be for the school
to provide a structured time and location at the school during the
For additional information about the program and qualifications to
participate, kindly email me or call me at my office or mobile phone.
Mark D. Greenman
BU Physics Department
Project Director: AP Physics 1 Partnership
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