Illinois Section
American Association of Physics Teachers
Started in 1941

Solar CME

"Physics and the Arts"
Meeting of the Illinois Section of the AAPT with MACTLAC
October 16-17, 2015
Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

Call for Contributed Presentations is now open. The title deadline is Friday, Oct. 2
Registration is now open.  The deadline for meal reservations is Friday, Oct. 9.



 Should I consider a  A Career in Physics Teaching?

Should I consider a  A Career in Science Teaching?

Below are two related ISAAPT documents that we have prepared to help solve the current crisis in high school science teaching.  Both are color, printable PDF files (click on the images below).  Thanks to generous financial contributions totaling $3,750 from four Illinois teacher organizations (ISAAPT, IACT, ISTA and CSAAPT), copies of the brochure and the booklet were printed and made available at meetings of these organizations.  Special thanks to Carl Wenning for the central role he played in creating these two carefully crafted, professional-looking documents.

This tri-fold brochure is designed for anyone who might wish to become a high school science teacher.

As a concerned teacher, we need your help to inspire, identify, and recruit prospective science teacher candidates. This 8-page booklet explains why.
Future Illinois Section Meetings Future Chicago Section Meetings
Millikin University, Decatur
    Host:  Eric Martell
    October 16-17, 2015
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Spring, 2016
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    Fall, 2016
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Continuing Professional Development Units - available for attending ISAAPT workshops
Favorite links - AAPT, AIP, APS, AVS, SPS, nearby sections, publications, articulation initiative...
Illinois Science Teachers Association (ISTA) | membership form

Guidebook program - for physics teacher education majors at Illinois schools
Hosts of section meetings | Planning Guide for Hosts | Dates for Easter

Illinois colleges and universities | Illinois online colleges and universities

History - list of officers

Leaders archive  - Council members, officers and appointed positions
Picture archive / Flickr
Repairing the Illinois High School Physics Teacher Pipeline
Saturday Physics at UIUC
Student Research Symposium

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