28 December 2011

Summer 2012 with Jacobs Physics

Several folks have asked about my summer schedule.  As usual, I'll be running several AP summer institutes.

Do note -- you don't have to be teaching AP to come to an AP summer institute!  We discuss far, far more than simply "How do I teach my students to game the AP exam."  In fact, we don't discuss gaming the test at all.  Rather, we discuss physics teaching as professionals.  

I share what has worked for me, and for other teachers who have taught me; participants share their own ideas.  I do quantitative demonstrations on a variety of topics.  I share my tests and problem sets, for all levels that I teach.  You get to take home a CD containing not only some of my own handouts and ideas, but also the official College Board released exams -- with rubrics.  All of these materials can be used at every level of physics teaching.

Want to sign up?  Here's where I'll be:

June 25-29, Richmond, VA (through VASS, Virginia Advanced Study Strategies.  I don't know whether this one is open to the public or not -- send an email to the link at the VASS website, and ask!)

July 10-13, Kennesaw State University, Georgia (This one's four long days rather than five short days.)
July 16-20, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
July 30-Aug. 3, Manhattan College, New York City (Manhattan College is in The Bronx.)


  1. Thanks! Do you have any more information on how we might go about signing up? They do not seem to be posted on the College Board website (yet?). I am particularly interested in the NYC summer institute

  2. Hi, Leah... There's no hurry to sign up. These all should be posted to the CB website eventually. If you'll email me, I can give you the name and email of the institute director at Manhattan, where they give grad school credit for the institute.

    Hope to see you in July.