- 2012 AAPT/PTRA ToPPS II: Designed for In-Service Oklahoma Teachers of Physics and Physical Science, this professional development opportunity is a 5-day summer institute (with 2 follow-up sessions during the 2012 – 2013 academic year). This is a very “hands-on,” “minds-on” professional development opportunity. Those seeking to enhance their students’ learning in physics and physical science are encouraged to apply!
o Summer institute runs July 9 – 13that the Alva campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University
o $600 stipend ($400 at end of 5-day summer institute; $100 for each follow-up session)
o Free instructional/curriculum materials endorsed by AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers)
o High-tech and Low-tech equipment used
o This year’s topics: Energy, Momentum and Impulse
o Total of 40 hours of professional development (30 in July, 5 at each follow-up session)
o Free on-site housing (if staying in dorms)
o Website: www.nwosu.edu/ToPPS
o Participants may enroll in 3 hours of graduate EDUC, PHYS or PHSC credit to apply toward an advanced degree
o A $100 refundable check will be required of applicants (checks will be returned at the close of the summer institute)
While this PD opportunity is designed for HS physics teachers, MS and ES teachers may also apply. We are fully aware that science teachers wear many hats, and we want to encourage teachers of all grade levels to consider this opportunity.
Please let list members know that they can contact me directly if they have any questions.
Steven J. Maier, PhD
Chair, Department of Natural Science
Associate Professor of Physics
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Science Building 107-B
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717