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Once again NJAAPT hosted its annual Spring Section Meeting on Saturday March 24, 2018 at Princeton University.

The usual Friday evening dinner + speaker will be held separately in April.  

Schedule --    McDonnell Hall Auditorium (near Jadwin Hall)

8-9                      Registration/Coffee/Bagels/Muffins

9-9:15                 Introduction

9:15 - 9:45         Summer Science Experiences

9:45-10:45        Michael Heinz,  Science Coordinator, NJ Dept. of Education               

                          New Jersey High School Student Learning                                           Assessment in Science

  • Why the shift from end-of-course exams to a comprehensive exam at the end of 11th grade?
  • What will be assessed?
  • What are the implications for curriculum, teaching and learning, and preparation for post-secondary college or careers?

10:45-11:00      ~Break~

11:00-11:30       Section Business Meeting

11:30-11:40       Science Competition Opportunities

11:40 - 12:00    Cracker Barrel discussion

12:00-1:30              Lunch

1:30-3:30          Make 'n Take sessions:

                           AC Current Demo

                          Sound/Laser Demo


In the discussion of Summer Physics OpportunIties, many programs were mentioned, and can be found on the NJAAPT website under "Teacher Resources" -- drop down menu will show opportunIties for Physics Teachers and also Physics Students (separate web pages).  If you know of any programs, submit them to the Executive Board and we will be glad to post them.

Michael Heinz, NJ Dept. of Education--Presenation, Handouts

Power Point Presentation 

Link to NJ Science Assessment Resources

Handout -- Examples of Physical Science Assessment Items

Science Instruction Companion to the Danielson Framework (NJDept of Ed)

Science Program Rubric (NJDept of Ed)

Booklet from AAPT -- was not sent in time for meeting, but can be accessed here (links below):

Physics & 21st Century Standards -- The Role of Physics in the NGSS  (html version, needs Flash)   or use this PDF version:        PDF version here

Other AAPT Physics Education publications


Handouts from other presenters:

Summer Opportunities -- Info from Pat White

Quarknet Student Summer Program application

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