A Project of Joliet Junior College (IL), Lee College (TX) and the National Science Foundation
2009 Excellence in Physics Education Award
was received from the American Physical Society in Denver on May 3, 2009
"For leadership in introducing physicists in two-year colleges to new instructional methods, in developing new materials based on physics education research, and in fostering faculty networking, particularly in two-year colleges."
This group award was presented to the
Two Year College Workshop Team
Curtis J. Hieggelke, Joliet Junior College (Joliet, Illinois)
Thomas L. O'Kuma, Lee College (Baytown, Texas)
David P. Maloney, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
2009 Excellence in Physics Education Award Invited Talk PowerPoint Slides at the APS April Meeting in Denver on May 3, 2009
Physics at the Community College by Thomas L. O'Kuma (pdf, QT movie, or web link)
Revitalizing Introductory Physics at Community Colleges and More.... by Curtis J. Hieggelke (note large file- pdf, QT movie, or web link)
Promoting Incremental Research-based Instructional Innovation by David P. Maloney (pdf or QT movie)
Physics Workshops for the 21st
supported in part by a grant (#0101589) from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) of
the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
This program provided a series of faculty professional development workshops for high school and two-year college teachers who teach the core physics courses for technology and other programs. These workshops cover the major developments in teaching and learning strategies that have emerged in the last few years.
Since 1991, this project has held over 60 workshops at more than 18 sites in 13 states that have served well over 1000 participants from 46 states. In the last several years, there have been twenty-three different workshops connecting physics and technician education at five different sites.
Workshops for TYC and HS physics teachers are now being offered by Lee College (TX) and Estrella Mountain CC (AZ). Information can be found at http://www.physicsworkshops.org/
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Major Projects by Participants
Development of LabVIEW Controllers for Physics Laboratory Exercises by Kent Reinhard from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska
Using Just-in-Time-Teaching Techniques in an Algebra-based Physics Class by James E. Heath, Jr. from Austin Community College in Austin, Texas
Alternating Current and Voltage Circuit Project (A Microcomputer Based Laboratories Using Logger-Pro Interface ) by Imad A. El-Jeaid at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA
Quantum Physics Module for an Introductory Physics Course for Technology Students by Kai Druh from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa
Using GPS to Analyze Real Life Motion in Introductory Mechanics by J.B. Sharma from Gainesville College in Gainesville, Georgia
Waves and Sound using LabVIEW and LabPro by Martin S. Mason from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California
Can You Explain This? - Conceptual Exercises for Physics Students by Christopher Wozny from Waycross College in Waycross, Georgia
VideoPoint Analysis of Bicycle Motion by Chuck Stone, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC
Very Large Contexts (VLC) in Physics by David Weaver of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa, AZ
Analysis of Motion: An Introductory Tutorial by David G. Iadevaia, from Pima County Community College, Tuscon, AZ
E&M TIPERs: Electricity & Magnetism Tasks by Curtis Hieggelke, David Maloney, Stephen Kanim, and Thomas O'Kuma.This is the most complete set of conceptual exercises (tasks) available for electricity and magnetism. This workbook contains OVER 300 tasks that focus on conceptual understanding and reinforce the sense that the ideas of science have coherence and power that extends beyond the facts and equations.
Ranking Task Exercises in Physics: Student Edition by Thomas O'Kuma, David Maloney, and Curtis Hieggelke (new in 2004 and published by Prentice Hall as part of the Series in Educational Innovation)
CaFD Newsletters (in PDF format) includes the latest edition
Workshops by year (1991-2005)
TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research).
Virtual TIPERs Karim Diff
Joliet Junior College
Physics Workshop Project
Natural Science Department
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
or call (815) 773-9359 (new)
For additional information regarding these workshops or project, contact the Project Co-Directors