Published : Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 3:08 PM
The American Association of Physics Teachers, AAPT, has announced the Fellows selected for the 2018 Master Teacher Policy Fellowship, funded by the AIP Venture Partnership Fund. The 2018 cohort includes Mr. Brian Kays from Ramona Convent Secondary School. During the fellowship, Kays will focus on promoting gender equity in physics.
The fellowship opportunity will begin with a Leadership Workshop, July 21-28 in Washington, DC and conclude in July 2019.
The purpose of this fellowship is to engage K-12 classroom teachers of physics and physical science physics as agents of change in physics education.
This program will bring together a cohort of educators with experience in high school physics and K-8 physical science teaching who are eager to develop strategic plans to positively impact policy as it relates to elementary and secondary physics education. The program aims to empower and support teacher-driven efforts to improve educational policy at the state and/or large district level as it pertains to the teaching and learning of physics. This 13-month program will bring together cohorts of K-12 teachers of physics during an 8-day workshop experience in Washington, DC. During the workshop, participants will learn about the resources and policy supports that can be provided by the AAPT and AIP for district and/or state-level work. Using a “problem-based learning” approach, Fellows will use the workshop to explore solutions to their identified policy issue, learn about case studies in science policy from experienced science policy leaders, and receive constructive feedback from high-profile “critical friends” in local, state, and national science education policy.
Meet these Master Teacher Policy Fellows and learn about their projects on the AAPT K-12 Portal: http://aapt.org/K12/K12-Blog.cfm#27June2018
During the academic year, Fellows will be supported to engage in policy in their local and/or state context. The following summer, participants will return to Washington, DC for three days to share their experiences and to support the induction of a new group of Fellows.
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. Founded in 1930, the Association is headquartered in the American Center for Physics at College Park, Maryland.
About Ramona Convent Secondary School
Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 128 years of excellence.
Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd, Alhambra, CA 91803, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.