The 2014 AAPT/PTRA (Physics Teacher Resource Agent) Trainer Institute was July 23-26, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota just prior to the national AAPT summer meeting.
Wednesday night was a recap of the UWGA institute
Thursday focused on the TINspire, Vernier, and engineering design.
Friday focused on pedagogy in the classroom. Tom OKuma shared the use of TIPERS and Ranking Tasks then the participants worked on modifying current resources to include engineering design, technology, learning cycles, and NGSS components.
Perimeter Institute shared modules they have developed on Saturday and PASCO share some engineering products.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this a productive, fun, and collaborative institute!. Follow us on twitter, instagram, and facebook for more pics and updates.
If you made your own travel arrangements or if you are driving and will be requesting mileage reimbursement, you will need to submit a form for reimbursement AAPT Travel Exp Reimburse 21411b. Submit to Janet Lane at AAPT. Forms should be submitted within 2 weeks after the institute.
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