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Abstract Title: Practices in an online computational class of high school teachers
Abstract: As part of a new online Master in Physics with Teaching Emphasis (MPTE) program for in-service high
school physics teachers a course on computational waves was developed due to high school teachers' request.
The course is nine-week long and was launched in Summer 2020. We use the theory of community of practice
to describe participation in the online problem solving discussion boards. We use a qualitative method to categorize
the discussion posts around emergent discussion themes. To better understand the role of new context in
engaging members in authentic practices of learning and integration of computational physics into high school
classrooms, we compare the themes in the computational waves course to the previously identified themes in
the classical mechanics course.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session 1 Room C
Poster Number: 1C-10

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sailakshmi Kumar
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75428
Phone: 7853209066
and Co-Presenter(s)
Bahar Modir  Texas A&M University-Commerce
Robynne Lock  Texas A&M University-Commerce
William G. Newton  Texas A&M University-Commerce