The CAP 16th annual Physics Teachers’ Workshop which will be held on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the University of Ottawa as part of the CAP’s 2016 Congress. This exciting and informative workshop will give our local CEGEP and high school teachers access to world experts in physics, new learning techniques, and educational resources aimed at improving the learning experience.
Canada has demonstrated that it can be a world leader in physics research, but to increase its international impact and remain competitive, innovative and productive, we need a workforce literate in science and technology and our teachers are the most effective way to accomplish this goal. This workshop provides an important link between the scientific community and our local teachers, giving visibility to local scientific success stories and supporting both formal and informal science education.
The day will feature a full roster of workshop activities and speakers, including tours of the University of Ottawa’s advanced biophysics and photonics research laboratories. Registration for this workshop is only $10 for teachers and covers parking, lunch, all materials and activities, and access to all the CAP Congress events and lectures held from June 13th – 17th. Each teacher will also receive a certificate for their participation in this event.
|Meet and Greet, Coffee (at MCD) and Registration
|Welcome and Introduction
|Paul Corkum: Attosecond Science
|Calvin Kalman: Changing Students’ Approach to Learning Physics
|CAP Undergraduate Teaching Award Talk
|Hands-on workshop by the Perimeter Institute
|Buffet Lunch and Physics Outreach Discussion
|13:30 – 15:00
|Hands-on undergraduate lab activities
|Participation Certificates given out
|Tours of labs in the Advanced Research Complex
|CAP High School Physics Teaching Award Talk (Diana Hall)
|Trends and challenges in teaching physics: panel discussion
|Extended Day Activities (Open to all Attendees)
|Visits to the Observatory and uOttawa Makerspace (3D Printers)
|Free time for dinner at local restaurants (meal not included in fee)
|19:00 – 22:00
|CAP Congress Poster Session, with beer (one complimentary beverage included)
|19:30 – 20:00
|Jobs in Physics: Industry meet and mingle for teachers and students