AAPT in San Diego, January 3-6

Get connected to other physics teachers in sunny San Deigo. The Winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is in San Diego, January 3-6.

STEM Extravaganza at Benton Elementary-October 9th

Have fun teaching physics to kids at the STEM extravaganza at Benton Elementary school on Thursday, October 9th. 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 Deanna Lankford (lankfordd@missouri.edu) or Kara Schrand, (klsd98@mail.missouri.edu)

Now hiring LA’s for Spring 2014

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 2014. LA’s earn $10 an hour while gaining valuable teaching skills along the way.

For more information, please email kingkar@missouri.edu for an application. Applications are due Monday, Nov 3rd.

Teaching Physics: Offered Spring 2014

This spring, the MU physics department will again offer Physics 3100, 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 1:00-2:15pm every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 127. Course will be available for registration on MyZou soon. Stay tuned…