Category Archives: General

Opportunity: Chautauqua Short Course

Chautauqua Short Course

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning

NEW: Including RealTime Physics 3rd Edition, Clicker Interactive Lecture Demonstrations and Video Analysis

June 18-20, 2015  •  Portland, Oregon

Presented by: David Sokoloff  •  Priscilla Laws  •  Ronald Thornton

This hands-on course is designed for college, university and high school* teachers of physics interested in making learning in their introductory courses more active. Participants will be introduced to research-validated strategies for each component of the course: lecture, lab, problem-solving, modeling and video analysis. Course fee is $200. For more information: http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/CHAUT.htm

*One or two graduate credits are available from the University of Oregon for $90 per credit.

For registration and payment information, please visit: http://academicextension.uoregon.edu/course_desc.php?CourseKey=724907

or call 800-824-2714; or e-mail academicextension@uoregon.edu

The Fall Meeting at Gannon

Thank you very much to those of you who came out to Gannon for our Fall Meeting.   The rain didn’t dampen the spirit any – we had great talks and great conversation as always.  Special recognition is owed to Nick Conklin and the Gannon faculty who put together a great meeting for us.   We will look forward to seeing both old and new faces in the Spring!

AAPT Summer Meeting

The 2013 Summer meeting just kicked off in Portland, Oregon.  The sun is shining and all of the Section Representatives are gathered to plan and work on professional development – including working on these websites!  

Check back soon for info about our section and the coming Fall meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Welcome to our Website!

Thanks for visiting our new Western Pennsylvania Section Website.  Thanks to Lee’s efforts, we have a new page up and running and we couldn’t be more excited about having a single place to house our archives and share information about upcoming meetings.  Stop back often – we’ll keep the page up-to-date as new information comes in.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our next meeting …