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STEM Ed Announcement: NES AAPT Active Learning Short Course July 28-30 Sect2

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies 
 that Improve Student Learningâ??July 28-30, 2016, Portland, Oregon
 Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges 
 and high schools. Graduate credit will be available through the University 
 of Oregon.*
 Instructors: Priscilla Laws, Dickinson College, David Sokoloff, University 
 of Oregon, Ronald Thornton, Tufts University 
 Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested 
 strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been 
 demonstrated to improve learning. These include Interactive Lecture 
 Demonstration (ILDs), RealTime Physics (RTP) labs, Collaborative 
 Problem-Solving Tutorials, Workshop Physics (WP), Physics with Video 
 Analysis (PVA), and related online video analysis exercises. The course 
 will also include the use of video analysis to identify analytic functions 
 describing real data. Among other recent developments are (1) 3rd ed. RTP E 
 & M labs using video analysis, (2) ILDs using clickers, and (3) online 
 homework using Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs). Topics will be chosen 
 from both semesters of introductory physics. Research on the effectiveness 
 of these strategies will also be discussed.
 The tools and software used in these active learning curricula are 
 compatible with Macintosh and Windows OS, and with the popular interfaces 
 and sensors. Participants will receive complimentary printed copies of the 
 curricula (published by Wiley and Vernier, and also available for high 
 school use as the ABP High School E-dition). Teaching Physics with the 
 Physics Suite, a comprehensive book by E.F. Redish (University of Maryland) 
 on strategies for implementing physics education research-based curricula, 
 will also be distributed.
 The course fee is $200. (Early bird registration until April 15 is $180.)
 * Up to three graduate credits from the University of Oregon will be 
 available for an additional $90/credit.
 For more information and to register: 
 David Sokoloff
 Professor of Physics, University of Oregon
 Way Past President, American Association of Physics Teachers (2011)
 AAPT Fellow
 Department of Physics
 1274 University of Oregon
 Eugene, OR 97403-1274
 Phone: 541-221-6543
 Fax: 541-346-5861
 e-mail: sokoloff@uoregon.edu

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