The 1905 Theories

Fall 2005 Meeting of the Illinois and Chicago Sections of the AAPT
"Inquiry in Physics Education"
October 28-29, 2005
Riverside-Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road 
Riverside, Illinois 60546-2408 

Einstein on education: "Teaching should be such that what is offered is
 perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."

Einstein Quotes

Program Details  (pdf)
Directions - Map - Parking
Pictures from the meeting

Call for Papers

For this meeting, to encourage wider participation there are two categories of papers: (a) Regular and (b) Active Learning. Please check the appropriate box on the online form.

Invited speakers and guest panelists

     ●   "Project ARISE: A Revolution in Science Education", Friday evening banquet speaker
           Leon Lederman, Pritzker Professor of Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology
     ●   "Panel Discussion on Physics Modeling", Friday at 4:00 pm
           Panelists:  Carl Wenning (moderator), Jim Stankevitz, Joselita Velasco, Johan Tabora,
                           Yvonne Richter, Rodger Baldwin, Mona Hicks, Barbara Gottemoller,
and John Sunta
●   "Teacher Candidate Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention", Saturday at 8:00 am
                 A roundtable discussion lead by Carl Wenning, Illinois State University
     ●   "Problem Based Learning: A Bridge to Inquiry in Physics", Saturday at 10:00 am
           Deb Gerdes and Mike Lejcar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Call for Papers - Online - Mail or Fax
Contributed papers are scheduled on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Current list:  submitted abstracts | details

Registration form - Online - Mail or Fax
Reg. info - name tags | list | feestake-fives | banquet/lunch
Riverside area - motelsdirections - map - parking
         alternate map and directions (Google Local)

The 2005 Distinguished Service Citation will be awarded at the banquet on Friday evening. The recipient is Diana Roth, physics teacher at Lanphier High School in Springfield. Congratulations, Diana !

The Council of the Illinois section has a regular meeting scheduled for Saturday morning at 7:00 am.

The co-chairs and local contact for sending forms by regular mail or Fax and for checking on classroom and lab facilities are:

Troy Gobble and Zak Knott
Riverside-Brookfield High School
160 Ridgewood Road 
Riverside, Illinois 60546-2408 
Phone: 708-442-7500
Fax: 708-447-5570

If you have any problems with submitting information via the online forms or if there are corrections to be made, contact the person who maintains these pages:

David R. Renneke

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: 309-794-3403
Fax:  309-794-7722

Illinois Section of the AAPT
Last update:  October 30, 2005