Physics 1 – Agenda

AP Physics 1 Summer Institute

In this week long institute we will be covering all of the essentials needed to teach the AP Physics 1 courses including the Curriculum Frameworks, Course Audits, and Exams. A significant portion of the week will focus on Inquiry Based Learning and establishing an AP Physics experience that maximizes student learning. Numerous practical tips will be provided throughout the week on teaching strategies, demonstrations, audiovisuals, computer-based learning opportunities and teaching resources. Participants will have opportunities throughout the week to ask questions and to share their own strategies and approaches with other participants.

The week will also include content reinforcement. Topics addressed will include selected areas that are especially problematic, as well as any other topics requested by participants. A number of experiments will be discussed, with a selection being conducted throughout the week as time allows.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4


Introduction – Course and Exam Description

Introduction to Audit/Syllabus/Pacing Guides More AP Classroom Simple Harmonic Motion
Overview of the course

Exam structure / TOI and equations

FR scoring with rubrics


Formative and summative assessments

Philosophy & Practices

Equity & Access

Growing the program

MC Samples, scoring, and strategies AP Classroom



Concept Inventories

Labs and demos
Kinematics, including projectile motion Energy Torque Raffle
Dynamics Circular Motion & Gravity Rotational Motion Administration end matters
Teaching strategies, Multiple Representations & Inquiry Based Labs Graphical analysis:

Linearization, etc.

COM & Momentum  
Labs and demos, including video analysis Labs and demos Labs and demos