Sep 09

Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM) conference 2014

Join your fellow TOP teachers at the Science Teachers of Missouri conference on Saturday, Sept. 27th. MU’s Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) grant is providing funding for interested pre-service physics teachers. Contact Karen King ( for details.

Oct 10

STOM Conference

I hope you all had a great time at the STOM conference last weekend! If you would like more information about any of the presentations, let us know, and we’ll help put you in touch with right people. Email Dr. King (

Feb 08

STEM extravaganza at Benton Elementary

Have fun teaching physics to kids at the STEM extravaganza at Benton Elementary school on Wednesday, February 20th. MU’s student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will be helping out at this event, and we’d love to have some TOP teachers there, too! For more information, contact Lankford, Deanna Marie ( or see our informational flyer.

Dec 21

Columbia Public Schools Job Fair

January 26th from 9am-11am is the annual Job Fair for Columbia Public Schools. See their flyer for more information.

Dec 21

Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST)

DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a High School Science Teacher to join one of the leading charter school organizations in Colorado for the 2013-2014 school year.  Learn more: DSST physics teacher announcement. .

Dec 03

TOP Teachers End-of-Semester Pizza Party

Please join us this Thursday at 7:30pm for Pizza and cookies at Dr. Karen King’s house. Check your email for an invitation & directions. Please RSVP by Thursday morning.

Dec 03

AAPT in New Orleans, January 5-9

Get connected to other physics teachers in the home of Jazz. The Winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is in New Orleans, January 5-9. MU TOP Teachers can help support you to go! Contact Karen King today.

Oct 16

Now hiring LA’s for Spring 2013

Want to experience what it’s really like to teach high school physics? Join our team of Learning Assistants! We are now accepting applications for Spring 2013. LA’s earn $10 an hour while gaining valuable teaching skills along the way.

For more information, please email for an application. Applications are due Thursday, Nov 1st.

Oct 09

Teaching Physics: New course offered Spring 2013

This spring, the MU physics department will be offering a new course for all of you! Physics 2002 is a topics course called “Teaching Physics”. We’ll examine the best practices in how to teach difficult concepts in motion, force, energy, electricity and magnetism. Preference for learning assistant positions will to go to students who have taken/are taking this course.

We’ll meet from 4:00-5:15pm every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 127. Course will be available for registration on MyZou soon. Stay tuned…

Oct 03

SPS meeting this Thursday

Come to the Society of Physics Students meeting this Thursday, October 4th for free pizza and liquid nitrogen ice cream. It’s in the physics lounge (room 236) from 5-6pm.

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