February 2020

Professional Development Day @ UBC

Attendees of the BCAPT Pro-D Day at UBC (Photo courtesy of Paul Cheng)

I have been a member of the BC Association of Physics Teachers for almost 16 years now. Very soon after joining the organization, I became a member of the Executive Board. Since then, I had an opportunity to help organize many professional development events. This time, I hosted a special Pro-D day for physics teachers at UBC. This time many of my former teacher-candidates and now practicing teachers came, as well as many friends and colleagues. Now I definitely feel as a member of the community who comes to learn but also to meet friends and colleagues. I also presented a session there on the teaching tools for science. The information about my session can be found below.

Here is the information about this event.

BC Association of Physics Teachers, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, UBC Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy and UBC Teacher Education organized a very successful Professional Development event on UBC campus on Saturday, February, 22nd. The goal of the event was to share with science teachers educational resources provided by the Perimeter Institute and discuss how these resources can be incorporated in science teachers in light of the new BC curriculum. It was a very engaging event and all of the participants and presenters learned something new. We also had Mr. John Munro – the President of the BC Science Teachers’ Association joining us:

Photos from the event can be found here

We would like to express a special thanks to: Svetlana Catia, Edel Vo, Louay El Halabi, Philip Freeman, Jason Chow, Sarah Johnson and Takashi Sato. We are especially grateful to all the amazing participants.

The hosts of the event were Marina Milner-Bolotin and Samson Nashon from UBC Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Materials from the event can be found below:

  1. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Outreach:
  2. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Teacher Resources:
  3. Presentation by Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin: BCAPT_PI__Feb2020Milner-Bolotin
  4. STEM Education Videos for all YouTube channel by Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin and her students:
  5. A Database of conceptual multiple-choice mathematics and science questions with solutions:
  6. VR and AR resources for science teachers:
  7. Ranking Tasks Resource:

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