Illinois Section
American Association of Physics Teachers
Started in 1941

Solar CME

Spring Meeting of the Illinois Section of the AAPT
Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
April 10-11, 2015

"Particles and Waves"
Joint Fall Meeting of the Illinois and Iowa Sections of the AAPT
October 24-25, 2014
Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa - Photos

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Photographs taken at the 2014 Spring Meeting at Illinois Wesleyan University

Hands-on fun

Gabe Spalding - Instructional Labs

On-campus observatory -
11" telescope

Council meeting

Here are two excellent Web pages that will help
you answer the questions:  Should I consider a

A Career in Physics Teaching?

A Career in Science Teaching?

Here 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.

Repairing the Illinois High School Physics Teacher Pipeline (updated regularly)
High School Physics Teacher Recruitment, Preparation and Retention: The Illinois Model

  Future Illinois Section Meetings Future Chicago Section Meetings Future Conferences of the
National Science Teachers Association
Spring 2015 Principia College, Elsah
    Host:  Jonathan Langton
    April 10-11, 2015
  McCormick Place, Chicago
March 12–15, 2015
Fall 2015 Millikin University, Decatur
    Host:  Eric Martell
    October 16-17, 2015
Spring 2016 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign    
Future National AAPT Meetings
No. Dates Event Location City
150 Jan. 3-6, 2015 Winter Meeting   San Diego, California
151 Jul. 25-29, 2015 Summer Meeting   University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
152 Jul. 9-12, 2016 Winter Meeting   New Orleans, Louisiana

Constitution and bylaws

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
Repairing the Illinois High School Physics Teacher Pipeline
Saturday Physics at UIUC
Saturday Engineering for Everyone at UIUC
Student Research Symposium

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Last update:  November 10, 2014