A vast treasure trove of physics related sites can be found online - from simulations to demo ideas, discussions of pedagogy to curriculum. Below are a number of fantastic websites that you might find useful. If there is something you think should be included here, let us know.
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) - Our parent organization
Physics Instructional Resource Association (PIRA) - A collection of physics demos and apparatuses
American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) - National Organization of STEM teachers (6-12 and Undergrad Physics) who teach and collaborate using the Modeling Instruction Method for Teaching Science and Mathematics. Lots of resources and links to be found here.
Southern Ohio Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (SOSAAPT) - Our sister organization. They serve members located south of Route 30.
Class Room Resources
PhET - Free online interactive simulations. Top of the line materials.
Desmos - A robust web-based graphing calculator allowing for direct manipulation of equations.
CircuitLab - A full featured online diagramming tool for drawing circuit schematics.
OSAAPT Constitution (approved 3/3/07)
Grants, Fellowships and Professional Development Opportunities
Modeling Workshops - Ohio has a very active group of physics teachers who use Modeling Instruction and a number of workshops are offered every summer. Check the link above for dates, availability and locations.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching FellowshipsThe Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.
SPIE Education Outreach Grants ProgramAs part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach projects. The award process is competitive; applications are judged on their potential to impact students and increase optics awareness.
The key criterion in evaluation and ranking applications is the potential to impact students and to increase optics and photonics awareness.