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National Two-Year College Physics Meeting
In Tandem with the AAPT Summer Meeting
Saturday July 17, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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UPDATE: Tandem meeting location
NH 222 and NH 237  in Neuberger Hall.

Cost $25
Registration Open
Click here to Register
TYC meeting registration is independent of the national meeting

: pdalessandris@monroecc.edu

Brief Program below. For detailed program and abstracts, Click Here.

8:00 – 8:30                           Arrival and Registration

8:30 - 8:40                            Welcome (Paul D’Alessandris, Monroe Community College, NY)
An introduction to the goals of the conference with a brief look back on previous efforts, such as TYC-21.

8:45 - 10:15                          Two Parallel Sessions focusing on Critical Issues in TYCs

A. Addressing Isolation with New Technologies
Karim Diff, Santa Fe College, FL

B. The Role of the TYC in Teacher Training
Chitra Solomonson, Green River Community College, WA

10:15 – 10:30                          Break

10:30 – 11:30                          Mini-Workshops

A. nTIPERS: Research-based Conceptual Reasoning Tasks for Introductory Mechanics
Curt Hieggelke, Joliet Junior College, IL

B. Energy in the 21st Century
Pat Keefe, Clatsop Community College, OR.
Greg Mulder, Linn-Benton Community College, OR

11:00 – 12:30                      Lunch

12:30 – 2:30                         Two Parallel Sessions focusing on Classroom Issues in TYCs

A. Adopting & Adapting PER-based Curriculum
Todd Leif, Cloud County Community College, KS

B. Innovations in the Introductory Laboratory
Dwain Desbien, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ

2:30 – 2:45                           Coffee break

2:45 - 4:45                            Sample Classes
Scott Schultz, Delta College, MI
A parallel series of sample classes giving participants the chance to experience a variety of teaching styles and favorite classroom activities.

A. Project-based Instruction
David Weaver, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, AZ

 BI. Writing about Circuits Conceptually
Mike Faleski, Delta College, MI

BII. Periodic Motion
Jerry O’Connor, San Antonio College, TX
4:45 - 5:00                            Final Thoughts and Goodbye
Paul D’Alessandris, Monroe Community College, NY

6:00                                        Open House at Vernier Software
Following a “heavy hors d’oeuvre” reception, we will tour the facility, view demos at various stations, and visit Dave Vernier’s personal computer museum. Transportation will be by light rail service from the conference area.

Hosted by  Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington.  Maintained by the Physics Department
mail: anarayan@greenriver.edu