Building further ties and working relationships between the
Physics Department and the
is a primary
goal of PhysTEC.
Courses Related to PhysTEC
TIR will bring content to the following education classes:
4128 Elementary Education Content Integration After participating in the fall semester of PHYS 400V, in conjunction with one
of the inquiry-based physics labs, the Teacher-in-Residence will visit the
three elementary integrated content cohorts on a rotating basis in order to
provide additional physics content/concepts to pre-service teachers. Then,
along with the professor, the TIR would discuss how the specific activity could
be used in an elementary classroom when teaching a particular concept.
CIED 5243 Special Methods of Instruction I This class is held the summer after the above participation. The TIR would work
with the middle level and secondary education professors providing suggestions
in instructional planning, microteaching, and development of instructional
CIED 5253 Special Methods of Instruction II This is a fall course. It will be enriched by student presentations as more
physics majors enter the class and can share physics activities in the student
presentations, which are currently heavily weighted toward biology and earth
CIED 5293 Special Methods for Interdisciplinary Instruction. The math, chemistry and physics departments have all expressed an interest in
providing whatever expertise is necessary to enrich this course.