APEX

The Alliance for Physics EXcellence (APEX)

NSF

APEX Partners:

AAMU

University of Alabama

Drake State

AAPT/PTRA

Huntsville City Schools

AMSTI

AMSTI

Horizon Research

Welcome!

APEX is an NSF Math and Science Partnership Program (MSP) Grant: DRL #1238192

Vision Statement

APEX's vision is to transform secondary physics education in Alabama by enabling physics teachers to acquire a deeper knowledge of physics content and employ more effective pedagogical strategies based on physics education research, enabling students to achieve higher gains.

Philosophy

APEX subscribes to our nation's philosophy that every student is entitled to the same quality educational experience, regardless of where they attend school, which assumes teachers are equally and highly qualified. Physics topics are becoming ubiquitous as educators realize that physics is the fundamental science upon which the other sciences and engineering are built. However, over the past decade the percentage of highly qualified physics teachers has not significantly changed. The components of APEX are designed to raise the quality of teachers provide teachers with strategies leading to higher student achievement in physics. More students of all racial groups are studying physics than ever before (33% of high school students or over 1,000,000 students nationwide).

APEX on NSF 2015 Video Showcase

5/11/2015

Watch the APEX video (full size) from the NSF 2015 Video Showcase.

2014 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Spring Workshop at AAMU

4/11/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Spring Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from April 10th and 11th at Alabama A&M University.

2015 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Spring Workshop at AAMU

3/14/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Spring Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from March 13th and 13th at Alabama A&M University.

Pi Day!

2014 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Winter Workshop at AAMU

2/7/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Winter Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from February 6th and 7th at Alabama A&M University.

Capturing a collision for video analysis using Logger Pro.

2015 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Winter Workshop at AAMU

1/17/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Winter Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from January 16th and 17th at Alabama A&M University.

2014 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Fall Workshop at AAMU

11/8/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Fall Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from November 7th and 8th at Alabama A&M University.

Dr. Jim Minstrell at Cohort 1 Fall Workshop 2014

2014 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Fall Workshop at AAMU

10/18/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Fall Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from October 17th and 18th at Alabama A&M University.

First APEX Cohort 2 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

6/30/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Summer Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from June 16th to June 27th at Alabama A&M University. The emphasis this year was on Kinematics, Energy and Momentum.

APEX Cohort 2 Summer Workshop 2014 Group Photo

Group Photo of APEX PTI Cohort 2 Participants, Summer 2014 Workshop. Click on image for full size picture.

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