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"Minds-On Physics"
Fall 2012 Joint Meeting of the Illinois
and Chicago Sections of the AAPT

October 26-27, 2012
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois 60431

We are pleased to invite you to attend the fall joint meeting of the ISAAPT and the CSAAPT.  Please come to learn more about physics, discover new tools and techniques for teaching physics, share your experiences via contributed presentations and Take Fives, and meet old and new friends.

When you arrive, please come to the Registration table in the E Building Atrium.  The hours for registration are 8:30 - 4:30 on Friday and 8:00 - 9:00 am on Saturday.


Invited speakers

12:35 - 1:15 pm
Physics Education Research: What and whom we study, and why it matters
Steve Kanim
New Mexico State University
1:15 - 1:45 pm
Data Collection from There to Where:
A Brief Survey of Where Data Collection Has Been and Where It Is Going

John Gastineau
4:15 - 4:45 pm
How do we "Teach Problem Solving"?
Dave Maloney
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
4:45 - 5:15 pm
Grading matters at least one order of magnitude more than you think it does
Shawn Cornally
Science/Math Instructor, Solon High School, Solon, Iowa
8:00 - 9:00 pm
The Science of Speed: Why Driving Fast Isn't as Easy as You Think
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
West Virginia University
10:30 - 11:15 am
The Revised MCAT: Implications for Introductory Physics
 for the Life Sciences

Robert C. Hilborn
Associate Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers
11:15 - 12:00
The American Association of Physics Teachers:
 Providing Information and Professional Development
 Opportunities to Physics Educators

Beth A. Cunningham
Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers

Workshops and Planetarium Program

W1. Friday
9:30-11:30 am
Arduino Open-Source Electronics
   Andrew Morrison, Joliet Junior College
W2. Friday
9:30-11:30 am
New Vernier Physics Apparatus and the Connected Science System
   John Gastineau, Vernier
5:25 - 6:15 pm
Planetarium Program - "A Tour of Tonight's Sky"
   Noella D'Cruz, Joliet Junior College
W3. Saturday
1:00-3:00 pm
Using TIPERS to Help Students Make Sense of Physics
   Steve Kanim, New Mexico State University
   David Maloney, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Call for 15 minute Contributed Presentations - Deadlines: Title (Oct. 12), Description (Oct. 19)

Contributed presentations are scheduled on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  There are five categories of presentations: (a) Active Learning, (b) Teaching Methods, (c) Demonstrations, (d) Research, and (e) Other.  Please check the appropriate box when you fill out the Online form.  Here is the current list of presentations.

● The ISAAPT Council will meet at 7:00 am on Saturday morning.
● The ISAAPT and CSAAPT business meetings will be held during lunch on Saturday.

Take Fives

Anyone who registers for the meeting may take 5 minutes or less to share a favorite item related to teaching physics - a demonstration, a new website, announcement of an upcoming event, ...  Please use the Registration form to tell us the title of your Take Five.  There may be time for a few unannounced Take Fives at the end of the last session of the day.

Registration form.  The deadline for banquet and lunch reservations was Friday, Oct. 19


Doug Brandt - 2012
Distinguished Service Citation

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
West Virginia University

Electronic Circuits Workshop

Beth Cunningham
Executive Officer, AAPT

 ● The local contacts for checking on classroom and lab facilities are:
     Bill Hogan, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois,
     Andrew Morrison, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois, 
 ● If you have any problems with submitting information via the online forms or if there are corrections to be made,
David Renneke, 309-786-5247,

Illinois Section of the AAPT
Last update:  December 21, 2012












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