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FHSU professor speaks to convention of physics teachers

Paul Adams 2016

08/23/16 nds
HAYS, Kan. -- Dr. Paul Adams, dean of the College of Education at Fort Hays State University, was invited to make a presentation to the American Association of Physics Teachers in Sacramento, Calif., this summer.

“Twenty Plus Years of Physics Teacher Professional Development in Rural Kansas” focused on the efforts FHSU has made in developing physics teachers in high-needs schools.

“While our efforts have been successful, it required meeting the challenge of place- and time-bound teachers, under-funded school districts, shortage of STEM teachers, and leveraging resources of time, talent and treasure,” Adams said.

“The experiences -- both successes and failures -- at FHSU provide insight for other institutions looking for ideas to provide sustained ongoing professional development to assure high-quality physics teaching for all students.”

Adams also recently attended training to become an examiner for the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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