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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS INC
February 21, 2011

From 1987 to 2005, I was a member of AAPT and ISPP. Over those years I attended many meetings of the organizations and was a contributor to the meetings. The organizations increased my personal knowledge of effective methods of teaching physics. I learned how to adapt laboratory experiments and classroom demonstrations to the community college teaching environment. I discovered that no matter how many years of teaching experience you have, you will always learn something new from one of the many colleagues in these organizations. I found that the participants were always generous with their time and experience. I always found the atmosphere of the organizations open and friendly. This was an excellent support system for any physics teacher.

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There was good advice on how to adapt my skills teaching physics in the community college to the high school environment. AAPT and ISPP provided wonderful resources for the Physics Day at Great America. I, also, benefited from the expertise of high school physics teachers who taught advanced placement physics C.

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There is currently outreach to physics teachers at both the high school and community college levels. I am not aware of any formal outreach to science teachers who teach middle school and junior high. AAPT may be able to integrate programs with NSTA.

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Professional with expertise in this field & I presented papers on classroom demonstrations and lab experiments that I developed.

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