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Advanced Placement Summer Institute

AP Physics 1 and 2 (combined) Workshop

July 7-11, 2014

This workshop is designed to introduce the teacher to the new AP Physics 1 and 2 courses.  Participants will be introduced to the new Curriculum Framework, and gain experience planning curriculum based on the Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings and Learning Objectives.  Participants will be introduced to the new AP Physics 1&2 exams, including the new multiple-choice questions, laboratory questions and translation questions.    Participants will learn how to construct and conduct inquiry-based AP physics labs to maximize efficiency during laboratory time and discuss pedagogy for challenging content areas. Sources and search procedures for obtaining multimedia materials for all aspects of the AP course will be presented.   Maximum capacity 48. (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am - noon.)


Martha Lietz, M.S. Physics; Advanced Placement Consultant (Physics), The College Board; College Board Advisor to the AP Physics 2 Test Development Committee, ETS; AP Physics C instructor at Niles West High School, Skokie IL.

Connie Wells, M.S. Physics; Advanced Placement Consultant (Physics) for The College Board; AP Physics B and C teacher at Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO;  Member AP Physics Redesign Commission; Co-Chair of Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee; Co-Chair AP Physics 2 Development Committee;  Outgoing Chair of Teacher Preparation Committee for AAPT.

 Gordon Ramsey, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Loyola University Chicago; Coordinator of summer workshops in physics, electronics and computers for high school teachers and students.


AP Summer Institute · Center for Science and Math Education
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.8334

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