Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

May 25, 2006 08:15 ET

Top Ontario Teachers to Ponder Curriculum at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 25, 2006) - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is hosting an important gathering of Ontario's top physics teachers for a three-day conference examining science education, teaching methods and the transformative potential of modern physics.

The Institute, in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT) will provide special, interactive workshops and sessions with invited international guests including:

- Assoc. Prof. Paula Heron, Physics Education Researcher, University of Washington

- Gary Williams, National Coordinator, Institute of Physics Teachers Network, UK

- Kiran Sachdev and Bogdan Luca, award-winning creators of "Al's Relativistic Adventures"

Talks will feature leading scientists from Perimeter Institute as well as Dr. Howard Burton, Executive Director, on "Research, Outreach and Beyond".

Over 90 teachers from across Ontario will attend. Full details and schedule are available at this link: http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/activities/community/OAPT_Conf_2006/index.php.

About Perimeter Institute

Canada's Perimeter Institute is an award-winning scientific research and educational outreach organization where international scientists cluster to formulate new and innovative ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute, located in Waterloo, Ontario, also offers a full array of special programming for students, teachers and the general public across Canada and beyond.

Contact Information

  • For additional information and interviews please contact:
    Angela Robinson
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Communications Assistant
    (519) 569-7600 x6082
    arobinson@perimeterinstitute.ca