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Abstract Title: Periscope: Looking into learning in best-practices physics classrooms
Abstract: Periscope is a set of materials to support university instructors in observing, discussing, and reflecting on best practices in university instruction. Periscope is organized into short "video workshops," each introducing a significant topic in the teaching and learning of physics, such as formative assessment or cooperative learning. The workshops are appropriate for university professors, two-year college faculty, graduate student teaching assistants, and undergraduate learning assistants. Key topics in teaching and learning are introduced through captioned video episodes from exemplary sites, showcasing a variety of research-tested instructional formats such as Peer Instruction and Tutorials in Introductory Physics. Discussion questions prompt participants who view the episode to reflect on their pedagogical beliefs, on their own practice, and on the results of physics education research. Periscope materials may be flexibly adapted for settings ranging from brief introductory sessions to all-day workshops or weekly meetings.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Rachel E. Scherr
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Renee Michelle Goertzen, American Physical Society