Rutgers Physics & Astronomy Department

Developing Educational Leaders among TAs in Physics (DELTA-P)
Seminar Calendar
Fall 2013

DELTA-P seminars are held from 5:00-6:00 PM on Thursdays in room 385E. Those who attend the New TA Orientation and 7 out of 10 subsequent seminars will receive a Certificate of Training in Physics Education. The seminar series is organized by Chaz Ruggieri, with Eric Gawiser serving as faculty advisor.

September 5
New TA Orientation, 5-7PM, Serin 385E
Chaz Ruggieri
September 12
Putting Together the Pieces
Darrick Jones
September 19
Selected Topics in Teaching Introductory Labs (in 232 Serin)
Gabe Alba
September 26
Teaching Beyond the TA
Michael Manhart
October 3
Brain Research and Cognitive Science in Your Classroom
Prof. Eugenia Etkina
October 10
Teaching to the Test
Prof. Saurabh Jha
October 17
Answermaking and Sensemaking in Introductory Physics
Suzanna Brahmia
October 24
Rob Zisk
October 31
No Meeting - Halloween
November 7
Chaz Ruggieri
Physics Resources on the Web
November 14
Clickers! Using Technology to Enhance Education
Prof. Eric Gawiser
November 21
Making It Real for the Students
Profs. Premi Chandra & Chuck Keeton

Additional Resources:

  • DELTA-P Seminar Series from Fall 2012
  • Gawiser's mid-course evaluation form in Word or PDF format. Feel free to modify this as you wish and use it in your own classes - it's very useful to get feedback during the semester so that you can improve things, and students appreciate being asked for their opinions when it still matters.
  • Physics Teaching Technology Resource: videos from Rutgers' Physics and Astronomy Education Research (PAER) group.
  • CU-Boulder PhETs (Physics Education Tools). These are Java applets that simulate various scientific phenomena, mostly in physics, that have been used in Suzanne Brahmia's Extended Analytical Physics class. Their classroom effectiveness is supported by educational research (see here for details.)
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