Monday, May 24, 2010

Registration AAPT 2010 Summer Meeting - Portland, Oregon

Finally i registered!

Registration Type Early Bird
(by June 1)
(by July 1)
(July 2 - 22)
Full Registration AAPT Member $295 $395 $553
AAPT Associate Member $370 $470 $628
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $200 $268 $375
Non-member $445 $545 $703
AAPT Undergraduate/Graduate Student Member $25 $33 $47
High School Student Complimentary

Registration for: Your price*
Full Meeting Registration $295.00

W05: Research-Based Curricula and Computer Supported Tools
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 9:00AM - 4:15PM W05: Research-Based Curricula and Computer Supported Tools ($50.00)

Title  W05: Research-Based Curricula and Computer Supported Tools 
Date and Time  Jul 17 2010 9:00AM 
iMIS Description  Workshop Leader: David Sokoloff This hands-on workshop is designed for those who want to introduce active learning and computer tools into their introductory courses. We will introduce new approaches to teaching based on physics education research (PER) in lectures, labs, and recitations as well as studio and workshop environments. Among the approaches presented will be Interactive Lecture Demonstration (ILDs), Web-Based ILDs, RealTime Physics Labs, Activity Based Tutorials, Collaborative Problem-Solving Tutorials, Live Photo Assignments and Workshop Physics, as well as analytic modeling and video analysis tools. The computer tools used are available for both Macintosh and Windows computers. Results of studies on the effectiveness of these teaching strategies will also be presented. Current versions of the curricula, along with the book Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite by E.F. Redish will be distributed. Partially supported by the National Science Foundation.
You will need to take Portland's Trimet Metropolitan Area Express (MAX), which is 25 minutes from the Hilton and will drop you off directly behind Vernier Software Technology.
Workshop will be held at Vernier Software & Technology. 

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010

W20: Computer Modeling & The Physics Classroom Web Resources
8:00AM - 5:00PM  W20: Computer Modeling & The Physics Classroom Web Resources ($55.00)

Title  W20: Computer Modeling & The Physics Classroom Web Resources 
Date and Time  Jul 18 2010 8:00AM 
iMIS Description  Workshop Leader: Wolfgang Christian Creating good and thorough web resources that allow teachers to easily incorporate computer-based modeling into their curriculum requires the right tools. The ComPADRE National Science Digital Library (NSDL) provides curriculum material and tools that are easy to use, open, extensible, and free to solve this integration problem. This workshop will show participants how to combine curricular material in The Physics Classroom with simulations in the Open Source Physics Collection to improve the understanding of physics concepts and to make difficult topics more accessible to students. Participants will create personal resource collections that integrate these diverse ComPADRE materials for their students. Afternoon technical and non-technical breakout sessions will allow participants to develop their own simulations and learning resources.
This workshop will benefit anyone teaching introductory physics. Information can be obtained from <> and .
Partial funding for this work was obtained through NSF grants DUE-0442581 & DUE-0840768.
Workshop will be held at Portland State University. 

Commercial Workshops
 Monday, Jul 19, 2010 12:00PM - 1:00PM
12:00PM - 1:00PM
 Monday, Jul 19, 2010 1:30PM - 3:00PM
1:30PM - 3:00PM
 Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 8:20AM - 10:10AM
8:20AM - 10:10AM
 Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 12:15PM - 1:15PM CW06: And You Thought It Was About Homework

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010
PER Conference & Banquet
3:30PM - 5:30PM  ($155.00) THINK i would attend this :)

SM10/CW02MEETINGCW02: Kinetic Books1$0.00
SM10/CW04MEETINGCW04: Physics2000 Workshop1$0.00
SM10/CW05MEETINGCW05: Quality Educational Demo1$0.00
SM10/CW06MEETINGCW06: And You Thought It Was A1$0.00
SM10/REGMEETINGFull Meeting Registration1$295.00
SM10/W05MEETINGW05: Research-Based Curricula 1$50.00
SM10/W20MEETINGW20: Computer Modeling & The P1$55.00


15.  2:00PM - 2:50PM FI Simulated Learning: Using Simulations to Teach Physics

Hotel Information
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland,  Oregon
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Room & Rate Information
Room Description: 2 DOUBLE BEDS
Room Type: Non-Smoking Room Confirmed
Rate Type: AAPT SUMMER MTG 2010
Rate per Night: 155.00 USD
Total for Stay per Room:
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1220.63  USD

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Additional Charges
  • Parking Charges:   Self Parking: 20.00 ;    Valet Parking: 27.00

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nurturing Our Young for the Future

Nurturing Our Young for the Future

Diagram 1: 21st Century Competencies and Desired Student Outcomes
Desired Student Outcomes
The desired outcomes for every student are:
  • a confident person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively.
  • a self-directed learner who questions, reflects, perseveres and takes responsibility for his own learning.
  • an active contributor (collaborative learning) who is able to work effectively in teams, is innovative, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks and strives for excellence.
  • a concerned citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong sense of civic responsibility, is informed about Singapore and the world, and takes an active part in bettering the lives of others around him.

The broad strategies of the third Masterplan for ICT in Education are:

  • To strengthen integration of ICT into curriculum, pedagogy and assessment to enhance learning and develop competencies for the 21st century;
  • To provide differentiated professional development that is more practice-based and models how ICT can be effectively used to help students learn better;
  • To improve the sharing of best practices and successful innovations; and
  • To enhance ICT provisions in schools to support the implementation of mp3.
which then transform into self directed learning (or what i think is also life long learning) and collaborative learning (or what i believe to live in today's connected world surely require working with others).

in part, reference was made to
for the Twenty-First Century Student Outcomes
But the "links" are not directly traceable on the websites, but rather require some critical thinking and imagination.


The relationship between SDL, CoL and 21CC.

  • SDL and CoL are skills sets and learning processes integral to achieving 21CC


  • SDL and CoL are important skill sets for students to learn and work effectively in the 21st century knowledge-based environment
  • ICT lends itself particularly well (but not exclusively) to delivering and supporting these two skill sets
  • Leads primarily to the development of a confident person, a self-directed learner and an active contributor (C2015 student outcomes)

5 phases of knowledge creation

  • Sharing and comparing of information
  • Exploration of inconsistency among participants
  • Knowledge co-construction
  • Testing and modification
  • Application of newly constructed meaning

IAM Model from Gunawardena, C.N., Lowe, C.A., & Anderson, T. (1997).