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AP® Physics 1&2 - Online

Week 3: June 29 - July 2, 2020

The AP Physics 1 & 2 Summer Institute is designed to help teachers build the foundation for a successful AP Physics program. Emphasis will be placed on the rigor of the material that students need to be successful on the AP Physics 1 & 2 exam. A significant amount of time will be spent addressing how AP Physics is an adjustment in not just what we teach, but how we teach.  Laboratory investigations will be incorporated throughout the workshop, with special emphasis on transitioning your laboratory into a guided-inquiry based program.  We will also focus on the exam and how best to prepare your students for it.  We will review the requirements for the course audit and the syllabus requirements.  Time will be allotted for best practices and for sharing ideas as a group.  As an AP Physics 1 & 2 workshop, options will be presented during each activity to help prepare you to teach either or both courses.  So if you teach AP Physics 1, 2, or both, this workshop is for you! 

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What You Will Learn

  • AP Physics 1&2 Course and Exam Descriptions
  • Hand-on Inquiry Labs
  • Parts of the AP Exam and Question Types
  • AP Physics 1 Workbook and TIPERs for 1&2
  • Learning Objectives and Science Practices
  • Planning and Pacing

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How You Will Benefit

  • Develop a course pacing guide by unit/topic to incorporate the full scope of your AP Physics 1&2 course into your school's academic calendar
  • Examine formative and summative assessment item types to identify and explain how pairings of content and science practices are the focus of instruction and also the targets of the AP Physics 1&2 exams
  • Practice applying the scoring rubrics from the most recent AP Physics 1&2 exam to actual samples of student work
  • Acquire ready-to-use strategies and pedagogical tools to use in your AP Physics class
  • Design and complete guided inquiry laboratory experiments

How Online Workshops Will Work 

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 No one wants to sit and watch a 32-hour long webinar, so we are working closely with our consultants to develop a modified course schedule that allows you greater flexibility, but still getting the knowledge and skills you need.  

Live-online instruction will be conducted through Zoom while asynchronous learning assignments will be managed through Canvas, the University’s learning management system (LMS).

Once you register, we will provide you with more details on how to access the platforms as well as your materials.

To register, please visit our registration portal.


Meet the Instructor

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Oather Strawderman

Oather Strawderman has taught Physics in Lawrence Kansas for the past 23 years.  He currently serves as the Science Department Chair at Lawrence Free State High School.  His teaching experience includes all forms of AP Physics. He has worked as a Question Leader, Table Leader and Reader at the annual AP Physics Reading in June since 2012.  As a result of his experience as a Reader, he has had the opportunity to be an item writer and reviewer for the AP Physics 1, 2, and C exams, including as a member of the AP Physics Instructional Design Team helping to develop the resources on AP Classroom.  As a College Board-Endorsed AP Physics International Consultant, he has presented daylong and week-long workshops in 33 states. He has also presented at multiple AP Annual Conferences and AAPT National Conferences. In addition, Oather was honored to have had the opportunity to present International Workshops in Kunming, China and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Oather is currently the Co-Chair of the AP Physics 2 Development Committee where he helps develop the exam and works on the preparation of the Curriculum Framework. His work on the Development Committee has also included membership on the AP Physics Course Audit Scoring Guide Development Committee.

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How to Register

To register, please visit our registration portal. Attendees will need to register using their College Board login credentials. 

If paying by check or purchase order, CPE staff will follow up with an invoice. Please reference invoice number on check.

If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact or 423-425-4344.

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