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"Official" Biog
Marc Reif teaches science at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has been teaching AP Physics since 1998 and has presented more than 40 AP and Pre-AP Science workshops in the United States and abroad. He authored the AP Physics 2 Curriculum Module on Capacitance. He is the current chair of the SAT Physics Subject Test Development Committee and a member of the College Board Science Academic Advisory Committee. Mr. Reif was a reader for the AP Physics exam from 2002 through 2007. In 2002-2003 he worked with Physics Professors at the University of Arkansas reforming physics and education courses as PhysTEC Physics Teacher in Residence. He served as PhysTEC Visiting Master Teacher from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Reif has presented at national meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers and Teachers Teaching with Technology. In 2016 he was named the recipient of the College Board Southwest Region AP Award. He holds an MAT in science from the University of North Carolina and renewed his National Board Certification in Teaching Science in 2015. 

Other stuff you might want to know
I was greatly influenced by a Modeling Method for Teaching Physics workshop I attended in 2001, led by James Vesenka and Jeffrey Steinert. You can read more about those here

My current teaching "project" is implementing Standards-Based Grading in AP Physics. I was inspired by the experiences shared by Frank Noschese and others. You can read a bit about SBG on Frank's blog here. I started with AP Physics 1 in the fall of 2015, enjoyed it so much I expanded to my AP Physics 2 course in mid-year, and this year (2016-2017)I am working on AP Physics C.

I don't believe in "one best way" of teaching physics, but in my workshops I do my best to show you the way I teach my students. This means that I will try to show you how I work inquiry in at every opportunity. 

I really enjoy labs. I try to introduce every big idea in AP Physics with a lab. I will try to incorporate as much lab and demonstration work as is feasible. I have experience with both Vernier and Pasco equipment.

I have a variety of teaching experiences at different levels, subjects, and situations. See my resume below.

I look forward to the opportunity to learn from my participants. 

Thanks for visiting!

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Marc Reif,
Jan 12, 2017, 8:38 PM
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