Physics 1 – Agenda

Goals and Objectives

To familiarize participants with…
● the AP Physics P1 curriculum framework and the AP science practices.
● the expectations for students and teachers.
● the depth and breadth of the physics content.
● methods and strategies that will increase their student’s success.
● relevant demonstrations and experiments.
● the grading of the exams.
● how to organize and run an AP Physics program.

Day One
Overview of the course
Prerequisites, pass rates and what to expect from the students
Introduction to the Course & Exam Description (CED), Big ideas, Enduring Understandings, Essential Knowledge, Learning Objectives, and the Science Practices.
The AP Audit and how to complete it
Selecting course materials: textbooks, review guides, online resources
Pacing and sequencing, the first few weeks of the course & course planning
Lab requirements, minimum lab equipment
Inquiry style labs & instructional strategies for kinematics, dynamics, and SHM

Day Two
Equity and Access, Diversity and Inclusion
Exam format and types of questions on the exam
Sample Exam Questions and discussion
Scoring guidelines and grading student responses from recent exams
How the test is developed and graded at The Reading
Inquiry style labs & instructional strategies for dynamics, energy & momentum

Day Three
AP Central and AP Classroom Resources
Interpreting the Instructional Planning Report
Inquiry style Labs and instructional strategies for Circular Motion & Gravitation

Day Four
Rotational Unit Overview
Inquiry style labs for torque, rotational kinematics & dynamics
Connecting with other AP physics teaching community
Sharing Session for Participants to share useful and/or interesting demonstrations, favorite resources, labs, demonstrations, and more
AP Community and supports