Introduction to Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP): A Virtual Workshop
In difficult times, education programs need to adapt for an uncertain future. Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP) is a teacher training program designed to strengthen the introductory physics learning environment at the secondary and university levels, especially in developing countries. It was developed by UNESCO and is currently sponsored by SPIE and ICTP. A full 5-day, in-person, intensive, hands-on-minds-on ALOP workshop updates participants on introductory optics and photonics and introduces them to active learning strategies that have been demonstrated to be more effective than traditional instruction. In-person ALOPs have not been possible recently because of the pandemic.
This short version has been developed as a virtual introduction to ALOP. Participants will actively experience sample activities from each of the five ALOP modules, including predictions and small and whole group discussions using breakout rooms. They will also receive an electronic version of the entire ALOP Teacher Training Manual andinformation on scheduling an in-person workshop in the future. More information on ALOP can be found at: https://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/ALOPwebpage.html
Intended Audience: University and Secondary-school Educators
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