AP Physics 1 Summer Institute
In this week long institute we will be covering all of the essentials needed to teach the AP Physics 1 courses including the Curriculum Frameworks, Course Audits, and Exams. A significant portion of the week will focus on Inquiry Based Learning and establishing an AP Physics experience that maximizes student learning. Numerous practical tips will be provided throughout the week on teaching strategies, demonstrations, audiovisuals, computer-based learning opportunities and teaching resources. Participants will have opportunities throughout the week to ask questions and to share their own strategies and approaches with other participants.
The week will also include content reinforcement. Topics addressed will include selected areas that are especially problematic, as well as any other topics requested by participants. A number of experiments will be discussed, with a selection being conducted throughout the week as time allows.
Participants are asked to bring a calculator and laptop if available.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4|
Introduction – Course and Exam Description
|COM & Momentum||Magnetism
Charged particles in magnetic fields & Magnetism due to wires & Induction
|Overview of the course
Exam structure / TOI and equations
SHM Torque and Rotational Motion
|Electrostatics||Equity & Access
Growing the program
|MC Samples, scoring, and strategies||Torque and Rotational Motion||DC Circuits: Kirchhoff’s Rules & Concept Inventories||Waves & Fluids|
|Kinematics and dynamics||Formative and summative assessments
Philosophy & Practices
|Introduction to Audit/Syllabus/Pacing Guides (Follow-up throughout the APSI)||Energy & Gravity||TIPERS||Magnetism & Waves & Fluids labs and demos|
|FR Mechanics scoring with rubrics
|Teaching strategies, Multiple Representations & Inquiry Based Labs||Graphical analysis:
Work on/scoring electricity MC/FR Questions
|Mechanics labs and demos||Mechanics labs and demos||Electricity labs and demos||Administration end matters|