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Science   ( Week 1 )
 
#109
AP Physics 1 (Combined teachers)
Chris Bruhn
 

 
Course Description
 
 

This summer we will be having fun as we dive into the redesigned AP Physics 1 course.
The course goals are for each participant to have:
1. Awareness of the redesigned course mindset and requirements
2. Understanding of the new exam format
3. Practical methods for utilizing physics education research instructional strategies
4. Hands on experience with guided inquiry labs
5. Self-confidence in the all the course curricular

 
Items to Bring
 
 

  • A good attitude and readiness to participate in a collaborative environment!
  • Calculators
  • Laptop (These will be used during the institute.)
  • Digital camera and a method to transfer video files to your laptop. (We will be practicing how to use of video analysis in class.)
  • A method for taking notes

 
Biographical Sketch for Chris Bruhn
 
 

Chris was an aerospace engineer with Bell Helicopter before becoming a teacher. He taught 10 years as a physics teacher at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, TX and 10 more as AP Physics Lead Teacher for Dallas ISD at several of the district high schools. Before joining Haltom High School, Chris was as a Regional Director at the National Math and Science Initiative. Chris is the author of "5 Steps to a 5 - AP Physics 2" and is working on his second book for McGraw Hill. He has worked with students and teachers from around the country.

 

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