MITCHELL INSTITUTE PHYSICS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (MIPEP)
Program Dates: June 12-25, 2022
The curriculum focuses on clarifying fundamental physics concepts through problem-solving, hands-on demonstrations, and laboratory experiences.
At this point we plan the usual in-person format, including lectures, labs, field trips, group activities, and demonstrations. Some activities will be recorded for future use by the participants. The final format will be confirmed closer to the starting date, depending on the pandemic situation and Texas A&M policies.
The MIPEP Program is free for teachers!
All Program events and instruction are free for teachers. Complimentary accommodations and a meal card will be provided.
Up to 30 high school physics teachers are selected from a pool of candidates with little to no physics background, e.g. with 0-4 physics classes in college
Participants receive 80 credit hours of Continuing Professional Education, including 34 credit hours of G/T curriculum and 6 credit hours of G/T annual update
How To Sign Up
Fill Out The Intent Letter
Please download and complete the form to declare your interest in this program.
Fill Out The Commitment Letter
This letter serves as a commitment from the participating teacher and his/her principal to fulfill the requirements of the program.
SEND US AN EMAIL
With both letters complete, please email them attached to the following people: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Mary Jane Head
We examined the impact of the MIPEP Summer Institute, including changes in participants’ confidence in teaching physics concepts. The mixed-methods study included pre-and post-perception surveys, post-session topic surveys, and participants’ final reflections.
High school teacher support from Col. Schade ’67 in memory of Michael E. Griffith, DVM ’78 is gratefully acknowledged.