ERIC Number: EJ891968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Providing Support to Inner-City Students and Teachers through the Physics Van Inservice Institute
Sabella, Mel S.
Physics Teacher, v45 n2 p80-84 Feb 2007
There are many programs for the professional development of high school physics teachers that have proven to be effective in preparing these teachers to conduct inquiry-based activities in the classroom. In this paper, we describe a small-scale professional development program called the Physics Van Inservice Institute. During the program, teachers are engaged in inquiry-based physics modules and are then able to borrow the equipment so that they can conduct the activities in their own classes.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Physics, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, High Schools, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Inquiry, Science Activities, Learning Modules, Laboratory Equipment
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A