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Spring Meeting 2019

Saturday, April 13th
University of Chicago
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Schedule Overview
8:30 am - 9:00 am      Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Invited and Contributed Talks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Lunch and Business Meeting

1:00 pm - Workshop/Campus Tour



Keynote:  Frank Noschese - John Jay High School, NY 

Talk Abstract: #iTeachPhysics – Can Social Media Make Us Better Physics Teachers? 
Over the past decade, social media has moved beyond status updates about what we ate for breakfast and is changing how physics teachers engage in our profession. Social media allows teachers to instantly connect with each other -- sharing ideas, epiphanies, frustrations, and failures. Social media can also evoke empathy by allowing us to see the previously unknown personal and professional struggles of others. It can transform our perceptions about our students and colleagues and thus spark action to seek change within ourselves and within our institutions.

Frank earned his B.A. in Physics and M.A. in Teaching from Cornell University. He has spent his entire 21-year teaching career at John Jay High School in Cross River, New York, where he currently teaches College-Preparatory Physics and Advanced Placement Physics C. He has won the Paul W. Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Teaching Award from AAPT (2018) and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2011). In addition, Frank is a National Board Certified Teacher and New York State Master Teacher. He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Modeling Teachers Association, and STEMTeachersNYC. His classroom has been featured on MSNBC.com and CUNY-TV. In 2012, he was an invited speaker for TEDxNYED where he spoke about teaching science using inquiry and Modeling Instruction.

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