Physics 2

AP Summer Institutes at Woodward Academy

July 17‐20

This summer institute will cover the essentials needed to teach AP Physics 2 including content, course development, exam review and laboratory activities. The Curriculum Framework will be reviewed and the Course Audit discussed. Participants will develop or modify a syllabus, lesson plans and assignments. Exam scoring will be addressed along with student preparation. Content reinforcement will be included in areas that are traditionally problematic as well as topics requested by participants. A portion of the week will focus on Inquiry Based Learning and establishing an AP Physics experience that maximizes student learning. Numerous practical tips will be provided throughout the week on teaching strategies, demonstrations, and resources. Labs and activities that engage student learning and promote higher order thinking skills will be performed and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and to share their own strategies, activities, labs, demonstrations and approaches with each other.


Daily Schedule

Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Student Selection/Curriculum Framework
  • MC Exam Analysis
  • FR Exam Analysis
  • Inquiry Learning
Morning Afternoon
  • Paragraph Length Response/Scientific Argumentation
  • Lab: Uncertainty
  • Lab: Pendulum
  • Labs and Activities: Kinematics
  • Labs and Activities: Dynamics, Momentum and Energy
Morning Afternoon
  • AP Planning and Pacing Guides
  • Audit and Syllabus Development: Teaching AP Physics
  • Labs and Activities: Waves & Electricity
  • Labs and Activities: Rotation
  • Content: Rotation
Morning Afternoon
  • Instructional Design/Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Best Practices: Participant Sharing
  • Best Practices: Participant Sharing
  • Direct Measurement Videos, Clickers
  • Evaluations
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