Welcome to the home page for the 3rd annual AAPT High School Physics Teacher Camp. The camp will be held on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 (just prior to the AAPT Summer Meeting) at Covington Latin School.  

What:  The camp is a self-organizing opportunity for teachers of high school physics classes to discuss topics such as inquiry labs, standards-based grading, video analysis, and computer–based labs. The registrants will determine the topics. There will also be an expectation to share something about your teaching with the group.

Invited Speaker: Our invited speaker this year will be Dr. Kathleen Harper from The Ohio State University. Her talk is entitled Mistakes as Learning Opportunities.  

Abstract: “Everyone makes mistakes.” While this phrase is rather cliché, some students don’t believe it applies to them in the context of our classes. Other students recognize their mistakes but feel doomed to never understand our course content. How can we help all of our students 1) realize that mistakes are part of education and 2) develop strategies to turn those mistakes into learning opportunities? During this presentation, we will explore some strategies for encouraging students to use errors as both formative feedback and learning experiences.

When: July 23, 2017

Where:     
Covington Latin School
21 East 11th Street
Covington, KY 41011


Who: Individuals who are currently employed teaching at least one 9th-12th grade physics class 

Cost: $25

Participants are encouraged to participate in the AAPT High School Teacher Day events on Monday, July 24th.  Information can be found here