Virtual 2021 Workshops | Session 2 | July 12-21

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

 

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based - Virtual

Instructor: Barry Panas

 

Greetings fellow AP Physics 2 Teachers! I am looking forward to the new challenges (this is AP Physics – we thrive on challenges!) and more importantly, the new opportunities that will come with a move to an online Institute this summer. Whether you are new to AP Physics 2, or have been teaching AP Physics for many years, I will be doing my best to make this a meaningful, engaging, and highly productive professional development experience for you. Sessions will consist of a well-balanced mix of group synchronous meetings, one-on-one synchronous meetings with me, and asynchronous activities for you to complete on your own. Group synchronous meetings will give you the opportunity to get to know the other participants, share your best practices with them (and benefit from theirs) and will ideally lead to newfound friendships and professional networking that will extend well beyond the Institute itself. During group synchronous sessions I will also be able to provide you with essential content reinforcement and share a number of insights and teaching strategies to help maximize your and your students’ success in AP Physics 2, as well as provide participants the opportunity to share demonstrations and ideas with the rest of the group. One-on-one synchronous meetings will give me the opportunity to work more closely with you in order to answer your specific questions and try to meet your individual needs, as well as giving us the chance to get to know each other better! Asynchronous activities will consist of a range of activities selected to complement all of the above, and will give you the opportunity to direct your efforts where you most need to do so. You can expect to come out of this institute with a deeper comprehension of Physics, a good understanding of the AP Physics 2 course and everything needed to teach it well (including updates such as the NEW course audit process), ideas for labs and demonstrations, and (if you aren’t there yet) confidence and enthusiasm for teaching the course – especially (but not only) if you are new to AP Physics! Oh yeah – I’ll also do my best to make sure that you have fun throughout the week too! APSI at St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

Group synchronous meetings will give you the opportunity to get to know the other participants, share your best practices with them (and benefit from theirs) and will ideally lead to newfound friendships and professional networking that will extend well beyond the Institute itself. During group synchronous sessions I will also be able to provide you with essential content reinforcement and share a number of insights and teaching strategies to help maximize your and your students’ success in AP Physics 1, as well as provide participants the opportunity to share demonstrations and ideas with the rest of the group. One-on-one synchronous meetings will give me the opportunity to work more closely with you in order to answer your specific questions and try to meet your individual needs, as well as giving us the chance to get to know each other better! Asynchronous activities will consist of a range of activities selected to complement all of the above, and will give you the opportunity to direct your efforts where you most need to do so.

 

You can expect to come out of this institute with a deeper comprehension of Physics, a good understanding of the AP Physics 1 course and everything needed to teach it well (including updates such as the NEW course audit process), ideas for labs and demonstrations, and (if you aren’t there yet) confidence and enthusiasm for teaching the course – especially (but not only) if you are new to AP Physics! Oh yeah – I’ll also do my best to make sure that you have fun throughout the week too!