Connecting the new and the experienced in physics education.
The AAPT eMentoring program is designed to connect high school physics educators who desire additional guidance with experienced high school physics educators*—FREE of charge. Based on each mentee's profile, the program will connect them with a qualified mentor who fits the needs of that mentee. The mentee and mentor can then begin communicating through email, voice chat, telephone, or in some cases face-to-face. All participants will have an opportunity to grow professionally and connect with colleagues at a regional and national level*.
To become paired as an eMentor, eMentee or Instant Mentor choose the applicable role to the left. Some details about you will be collected during registration to ensure that the coordinator for your region matches you with an appropriate mentor or mentee. You will also be asked to agree to the expectations outlined for mentors and mentees before registering.
* Please note: This program is only open to first time high school physics teachers in the United States.
Need some immediate help within the next 24 hours, or are you not ready for a long-term pairing? Request an Instant eMentor, or become an Instant eMentor to help novice teachers. While not intended to replace the beneficial eMentorship pairing, this opportunity allows Instant eMentees to address time-sensitive questions to a group of experienced Instant eMentor volunteers.
2nd Monday of each month, 8 PM EST
August 10 - "eMentoring Office Hours: How to get the most from your eMentoring relationship" with Rebecca Vieyra, AAPT eMentoring Coordinator
September 17 - "Phenomenon-Based Learning: Fun, Cooperative Learning through Exploration and Discovery" with Matt Bobrowsky, author (along with two Finnish teachers) of the Gizmos & Gadgets series of books from NSTA Press.
October 5 - "Deepening Your Physics Content Knowledge," speaker TBD
November 9 - "Writing and Reading in the Sciences" with Tanya Baker, The National Writing Project and Trey Smith, The National Writing Project science teacher and Library of Congress science teaching fellow.
December 14 - TBD