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Moving to Open-ended Investigations and Improving Conceptual Understanding in Physics 20 and 30

Facilitator(s): Laura Pankratz
Marc Kozak
Date:April 09, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-AS-239

Target Audience

Physics 20 and 30 Teachers, Lead Teachers, Administrators

Please bring a Physics 20-30 Programs of Study that you can mark up.

About this learning opportunity

Starting with the programs of study, you will be invited to analyze the expectations of the students to pass and to be excellent in Physics 20 and 30. You will have the opportunity to complete a variety of investigations to understand key design features and their implications to student learning. You will also be invited to engage fully in questioning and feedback strategies designed to improve student learning. 

By the end of the day, you will have had the chance to develop a blueprint of which hands-on activities to do using which design and a foundation of why that is a good approach.

You will be required to make and analyze observations. Please bring a Physics 20-30 Programs of Study that you can mark up (Adobe pdf or paper).

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Laura Pankratz is a nationally recognized leader in providing teacher-based professional development in the areas of pedagogy, content and assessment. She has been the Physics 30 Examination Manager at Alberta Education for more than 15 years. She is a strong advocate for all students being allowed to achieve to their potential in physics and works tirelessly for student success.

Marc Kozak is a recognized leader in science classroom hands-on practice. His teaching career spans several iterations of programs of studies in physics and chemistry. Recently, he has accepted a secondment to Alberta Education to assist in the development of the Physics 30 diploma examinations. He has a deep passion for building understanding by all the students in his classes.

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