Honoring the great work of PEER Physics teachers
I have been using the PEER Physics materials since 2018. After testing out the materials with my physics students, I was hooked and worked hard to advocate for the use of the materials across the district. The learning cycle is so easy to access for students and for teachers and provides such an intricate support system for students. The predictability and focus maintained by having the learning cycle has been a real asset this year with online learning. Having worked hard this summer with a wonderful team to help develop the online materials for PEER Physics, I feel so grateful for the opportunity to develop those materials for myself and colleges. When I hear positive feedback from students about how easy it is for them to access the content using OneNote and how they feel like they're understanding the phenomenon and experiment results, I know the hard work we all put in was well worth it and I don't want to know where I would be without that preparation.
Tara Lozen is a PEER Physics Instructor at Ballard High School in Seattle, WA.