PhysPort: Supporting Physics Teaching with Research-Based Resources

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PhysPort (web site; About PhysPort) "supports physics faculty in implementing research-based teaching practices in their classrooms, by providing expert recommendations about teaching methods, assessment, and results from physics education research (PER)."

  • "Work in PER has made enormous advances in developing a variety of tools that dramatically improve student learning of physics."
  • "Our goal is to synthesize and translate the results of this research so you can use it in your classroom today."

1. Their mission:

  • "Our goal is to empower physics faculty to use effective research-based teaching so that every student has the opportunity to learn physics."

2. "What You Can Find on PhysPort":

  • "Expert Recommendations written by PhysPort staff and expert guest authors to answer the most common questions of physics faculty new to implementing research-based teaching in their classrooms."
  • "Teaching Guides to over 50 research-based teaching methods, instructional strategies, and curricula developed by experts in PER."
  • "Assessment Guides to over 50 research-based assessment instruments that you can use to find out what your students are learning evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching. Verified educators can download most assessments directly from our site.
  • "Assessment Data Explorer where you can get instant analysis of your students' scores on research-based assessment instruments, comparisons to national averages and students like yours, recommendations for improving your teaching, and reports for tenure and promotion files, teaching portfolios, and departmental accreditation (sign up to be a beta tester now!)."
  • "Video Workshops The Periscope collection of lessons for novice instructors to learn through watching and discussing videos of best-practice physics classrooms, and the Virtual New Faculty Workshop collection of video presentations by leaders in physics education research and curriculum development."
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