OAPT-OTF Physics Camp

balls 123rfOAPT-OTF Physics Camp (AKA Summer Institute) is back!!!

Teaching Inquiry through Science and Physics! 

July 6 – 8, 2016                     

London, Ontario

Presented by James Ball, Saara Naudts, Roberta Tevlin


This camp is designed to support physics from grade 9 to 12. It will be three days packed full of physics, pedagogy and professional friendship. You will leave with resources and skills for many new hands-on activities to engage your students.

The OTF will pay for your overnight accommodation, meals and travel expenses. Your only cost is a $50 registration fee, and this is refunded once you complete the course. Registration is only open until June 24 and we usually fill up well before the deadline, so register ASAP. https://event-wizard.com/OTFSummerInstitutes2016/0/register/

The camp is like a conference, but slowed down so you can savour the flavours.  You will be hanging out with two dozen teachers, attending the same workshops and taking the same breaks. You will get a chance to have some extended discussions and make new friends.

Some of the topics that will be covered are; Role Playing, Videos and Context-Rich Problem-Solving, Using Digital Media, Black Holes, Modelling Light and Generating Electrical Solutions.

If you need accommodation, we recommend that you request the previous night accommodation as well as the standard two nights. The first morning starts at 8:30 and you don’t want to miss anything.  Most of these institutes run from 8:00 to 3:30. However, because most of our participants are coming from far away, our sessions will run until 5:15 for the first two days so that on the third day we can finish after lunch and you can use the afternoon to travel back home.

James, Roberta and Saara look forward to seeing you there. In case, you are still not convinced, here are some testimonials from previous summer camps;

“WOW!! The OTF physics summer camp was a whirlwind of an experience that not only left my head spinning with new ideas and concepts but also a renewed sense of purpose and excitement, something I hadn’t felt since my early days of teaching.”                        Scott Young


“The OTF Physics Summer camp was the best Professional Development that I have been to in my 14 years of teaching.  I attended at a time when I was doubting my role as an educator and my future in education.  The camp and the presenters rejuvenated my love of teaching Physics.  Their enthusiasm was infectious and each workshop was challenging and useful. There has been no other training, workshop, seminar, conference or course that I have taken that even comes close to this experience.”                          Serena Macfie

“Physics camp was fun, engaging, had tons of usable resources to take back to the classroom and was a great learning environment…exactly what we want for our students, what a great way to learn!”                        Kirsten Babb