- FL-AAPT is offering five $100 mini-grants for pre-service or early-career teachers to attend the upcoming AAPT Winter meeting. Deadline Nov 5.
- Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve as 2020 FLAAPT President or Treasurer. Deadline Dec 2
- FL-AAPT Fall meeting site has been updated with links to presenters’ files
- Brand new PhETs: Diffusion, Gas Properties, and Gasses Intro
- Knowles Teaching Fellowship provides mentoring and financial support to beginning STEM teachers. If 2020-2021 will be your first or second full year teaching, apply by Dec 1.
- The new Living Physics Portal is making great progress on collecting materials for teaching physics to life science college majors.
For Your Students
- Check out one of the coolest and most most in-demand degrees: UCF’s new Photonic Science & Engineering B.S. (and FL-AAPT sponsor).
- Looking to teach in K12? Florida doesn’t have a central listing of openings, but you can find contact info for most district’s Science Supervisors here or search the district’s website.
- October 22: Plasma Physics Science Teacher Day in Ft. Lauderdale.
- October 22-24: FL Association of Science Supervisors fall meeting in St. Augustine.
- November 12: Early-bird deadline to register for the AAPT Winter meeting in Orlando
- January 18-21, 2020: AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando.
- April 2-5, 2020: NSTA National Conference in Boston, MA.
Florida science media you should probably be following
- Walkabout the Galaxy may be your new favorite podcast. This trio of UCF Planetary scientists compare their show to Car Talk. It’s a humorous discussion of the latest scientific and geek happenings … and you may end up learning something.
- If you aren’t reading FSU Physicist Paul Cottle’s blog A Bridge To Tomorrow, you’re missing out on legislative updates, education policy analysis, and witty commentary.
- Florida Citizens for Science, with Volusia teacher Brandon Haught, informs & advocates for evidence-based science teaching.
Want to help with FLAAPT? We could always use an extra pair of hands with the newsletter, updating the website, or event planning. If you’re interested and have a spare hour each month, contact AAPTflorida@gmail.com.