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New Physics Teacher Workshops – March

Dear New Physics Teachers,

There will be two new Physics Teacher Workshops in March.  The focus of these workshops will be Waves: Light and Sound.  All participants will receive teaching materials, equipment, and hands-on experience using the free equipment.

Use this link to RSVP for one of these:


Sat – March 2nd @ Santa Monica College
Sat – March 9th @ San Diego State University

As always, these workshops are absolutely free.


Please share this email or our website www.NPTW.org with a New or Upcoming teacher.  I hope to see you next month.


James Lincoln

2019 Summer Physics Academy at UCR

The UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the 11th annual Summer Physics Academy (SPA) for High School Teachers

Time: June 24-28, 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: UCR Physics Department
Application deadline March 25th, 2019 (notifications will be made by April 8th)
Online application and information details at: https://goo.gl/forms/N5r4vXpoMT8RJtEe2

The SPA is a 5-day institute for high school physics teachers taking place at the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy and coordinated by UCR physics faculty.

Refresh your content knowledge of physics concepts
Participate in hands-on activities to understand NGSS instruction
Learn about current research performed by UCR faculty
Network with teachers in the region and UCR faculty

-Morning coffee, lunch, materials and UCR parking permit will be provided for each day of the academy.
-A stipend of $400 will be given to participants attending all 5 days

Registration Open: 2019 Girls in STEAM Symposium on March 2

Calling all girls and young women, grades 4 – 12! St. Margaret’s will host its 3rd annual Girls in STEAM Symposium on Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expanded to a full day this year, Girls in STEAM is designed to ignite passions for STEAM fields and explore areas of studies and career avenues through workshops, keynote speakers and panel discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in design challenges, mini hack-a-thon, an escape room, and connect with a larger community of female role models in the STEAM fields. If you are or know a bonafide STEAM girl, or one who just wants to learn more about science, technology, engineering, arts and math, please plan to attend this action-packed, fun-filled day of hands-on activities and connecting with inspiring STEAM women! We are also looking for STEAM leaders to participate in the Symposium! Girls in STEAM 2019 is open to girls from the Southern California region! Click here for more information and to register. Please contact St. Margaret’s STEAM Fellow Dr. Jennifer Ross-Viola with any questions.

SCAAPT Spring Meeting: Call for Presentations

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on March 23rd at the University of LaVerne.  All members are encouraged to contribute a presentation or Show & Tell.  Please share your favorite demonstration, class activity, education research findings or anything else that will enhance teachers’ understanding of physics or physics teaching.

Please complete the online form bit.ly/SCAAPTSpring19Abstracts by Friday Feb. 15th.

Full-time Tenure-track Faculty Position for Pasadena Community College District

Pasadena Community College District is now hiring for two full-time tenure-track faculty members in the physics and astronomy departments.  We are looking for faculty who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, high-quality support services, and a campus climate that embraces diversity.  We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and apply for available positions found at: https://pasadena.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=pasadena.

PhysicsCon – The Free Physics Conference

Dear Physics Teachers and Professors,


Orange Coast College Tenure-track Astronomy Instructor Position

Instructor, Astronomy

Salary: $52,394.00 – $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 2/7/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Job description and application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cccd/jobs/2271170/instructor-astronomy

Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Astronomy commencing with the 2019 fall semester.

Our department offers an Associate of Science degree in Astronomy, with a range of courses, from introductory surveys to a sophomore-level astrophysics class. Our day and evening laboratory courses teach students to set-up and use Dobsonians, solar telescopes, and computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Our new planetarium complex will open in the near future and become a destination for OCC and K-12 students, the general public, and our campus community.

Desirable Qualifications:

A Master’s or Ph.D. in astronomy and/or astrophysics.
Recent experience teaching introductory astronomy lecture courses and/or laboratories.
Ability and recent experience teaching sophomore-level calculus-based astrophysics.
Successful teaching experience working with diverse student populations and various class sizes (including large lectures).
Ability and experience implementing research-based instructional techniques to improve student engagement, retention, and success.
Ability and willingness to set up and use telescopes (including solar) as part of instruction and/or public outreach.
Ability to develop and implement lecture and lab curricula using the capabilities of the Community Planetarium.
Capability to develop new curricula in astronomy, in such areas as exoplanetary science, extragalactic astronomy, and archeoastronomy, and scientific literacy.
Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.
Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Astronomy, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Astronomy to students’ lives, interests, and communities.
Ability to work with the department to develop a regular lecture series hosted in the Community Planetarium.
Experience mentoring students (especially at the community college level) who are engaged in independent research projects.
Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with other faculty […]

New Physics Teacher Workshops – Jan/Feb

Dear Physics Teachers,

We will be having two Electricity & Magnetism Workshops in Jan/Feb for New Teachers.
They will be on SAT Jan 19 @ Mt SAC (Los Angeles) and SAT Feb 2 @ USD (San Diego).

You can fill out this RSVP FORM:


All this information can be found at www.NPTW.org . Also, If you came last year, you can come again this year because the material is different each year.


I hope that you like getting free lab materials.  The lunch will be extra delicious this time. And as always the parking is free.


James Lincoln

Lunch Registration Deadline is Saturday

Last call for lunch registration for the Fall 2018 Meeting on Oct. 27th. If you are interested in reserving a lunch for $10 from Rubios for the meeting, please fill out this form with your choice of burrito,  Lunch Order Form, by Saturday, October 20th.


Workshop Registration

Limited seating at the workshop RSVP now to reserve your place.