Our invited speaker, Dr. Beth Cunningham (Executive officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers) will talk on Friday evening about the role of the physics education community in teaching sustainability, and will present a set of recently developed resources for teaching sustainability, developed in collaboration with other science disciplinary societies and funded by the Department of Education.
The contributed talks are scheduled on Saturday mornng and mid-afternoon. There will be also a workshop presented by Doug Forrest, of Pickerington High School – North, Pickerington, OH, and Kevin McChesney, of Pickerington High School – Central, Pickerington, OH. Doug Forrest leads Team Physics, and Kevin McChesney created Web O’Phun and TigerPhysics. They will show how a modeling lesson function, then follow up with a discussion about how modeling works. The title of their workshop is: "A Modeling Teaser”
The Department of Physics and Physical Sciences, host of the 2013 meeting of the AAPT-Appalachian Section, is located in the Science Hall, on the north side of the Marshall University Huntington campus. The meeting was hosted at Marshall University previously, in 2001, 1992, 1983, 1977, 1972, 1962, and 1953.