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Content and Methods for Teaching Advanced Placement Physics I

Course Number: PHYS X452.1

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3 units

Designed to enable AP teachers to help students develop a deep understanding of physics content, and a focused application of knowledge through inquiry-based labs. An overview of the AP Physics I Curriculum Framework will be explored, with an emphasis on preparing new teachers for the audit and focus on inquiry-based pedagogies. Special attention will be given to activities that promote student understanding, and to the assessment of student written responses. New sample multiple-choice and free response question items will also be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to developing new classroom material for Physics I (especially regarding rotational mechanics) with significantly more depth than in the AP Physics B course. Although a non-calculus approach will be used, AP Physics C teachers would also benefit from the discussion of these topics, as this has been an area of weakness for students in the past on the AP Physics C exam.

Important Information:
  • Set-up your student NetID and password at least 7 days before the course start date to ensure access to the WiFi connection in the classroom. Trouble setting-up your NetID? Email: netidhelp@ucx.ucr.edu.  
  • College Board Scholarship recipients cannot register online. To register as a scholarship recipient, please mail or fax your completed Enrollment Form along with a Copy of your Letter of Commitment and Award Letter to Student Services. Please note that you will be invoiced for the total amount due if payment from the College Board is not received by the course start date. The registration for Scholarship Recipients may be processed for credit or non-credit.
  • School districts enrolling participants for APSI courses should pay for the non-credit fee. Non-credit registration is only available via a phone call with Student Services (951-827-4105) if paying with debit/credit card, OR by mail or by fax with a completed Enrollment Form. District POs cannot be processed online. Send POs along with a completed Enrollment Form for each participant to Student Services by mail or fax.
  • Participants registered for non-credit by school districts who wish to pay the additional $100 fee to receive credit (3 quarter units) should contact Student Services. The deadline to pay for credit is July 17, 2018. A letter grade will be awarded to participants registered for credit (assignments due to receive credit will vary between courses).
  • Further detailed information regarding the course will be emailed to participants a few weeks before the course start date. 
  • Early Bird registration ($50 discount) expires on June 11, 2018. Enrollment form(s) and payment method must be received by Student Services prior to the expiration date, or the discount will be voided.
  • School District Discount ($70 off each registration) available when registering 4 or more participants on the same PO. For District discount codes,  contact the APSI Program Coordinator. District discounts are NOT available for online registration. District POs cannot be processed online. Send POs along with a completed Enrollment Form for each participant to Student Services by mail or fax.
  • APSI Enrollment Form

Contact Information:

  • APSI Program Coordinator:  Brenda Montiel, 951-827-1661 / bmontiel@ucx.ucr.edu
  • Mailing Address:  UCR Extension, 1200 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507-4596
  • Student Services:  FAX: 951-827-7273  /  Telephone: 951-827-4105

Available Sections

Starting Jul 16

181EDJ011

Starting Jul 16
181EDJ011

Course Fees

$895

$845

Instructor

Jarrod Bradley [ bio ]

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Schedule:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jul 16 - Jul 19, 2018

APSI check-in will take place at the UCR Extension Center, Conference Room E located at 1200 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-i

4 Meetings

Location:

UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

$845 Early Bird Fee if registered by June 11, 2018 / $895 after. This AP Summer Institute has been endorsed by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. Institute fee includes breakfast, lunch, College Board materials, and parking. Registering online automatically includes the credit ($100) fee. To register for non-credit ONLY, please contact Student Services at 951-827-1039.

Textbook:

Mandatory
"College Board Bundle (included with course)"

ISBN:

Prerequisites

Applicable Certificates

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