Westwood Regional High School teacher Mr. Henry Chen attends monthly meetings with his colleagues and his professor, Dr. Eugenia Etkina, to develop and curate new physics activities informed by physics education research and to discuss best practices for high school physics teachers. The group consists of a variety of teachers who all graduated from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education's Physics Education program led by Dr. Etkina and teach physics all over New Jersey and beyond.
Currently, the group meets weekly over Zoom where they make use of Google Slides and breakout rooms to perform activities like students in collaborative groups. They have a class discussion as students and as teachers in order to simulate what inquiry student-centered learning looks like in the classroom.
Mr. Chen is a valued member of our staff, and we are extremely proud of his continued learning efforts.