Illinois Section
American Association of Physics Teachers
Started in 1941

Solar CME

Council Meeting - Retreat at the Bone Student Center, Illinois State University
 Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10 am - 3 pm (note the change of starting time)
Free parking in the faculty lot just west of the Bone Center
on School Street across from the Methodist Church.

Fall Meeting
"Physics and Occupations"
Bradley University, Peoria 
Oct. 21-22, 2016

Workshop Request Form - submit by Friday, Sep. 2, 2016
Call for Presentations for the 2016 Fall meeting - Current list of presentations



 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
Bradley University, Peoria
"Physics and Occupations"
    Oct. 21-22, 2016
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
    Apr. 7-8, 2017
Rockford University, Rockford
    Oct. 13-14, 2017
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 / Flickr
Repairing the Illinois High School Physics Teacher Pipeline
Saturday Physics at UIUC
Student Research Symposium

New website for ISAAPT - being created on Google sites - under construction

David R. Renneke, webmaster
(309) 786-5247
Last update:  July 22, 2016