About the Program
The ITQ/TOPPS Project at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is designed to provide high quality professional development opportunities for high school and middle school science teachers across northwestern Oklahoma.
The program will help up to 30 area teachers gain physics content area knowledge, develop new teaching strategies, integrate instructional technology and attain “Highly Qualified” status. The ultimate goals are to enhance classroom teaching, learning effectiveness and improve student achievement in physics and physical science.
ToPPS III: This summer, ToPPS participants will be engaged in activities that further and deepen their understanding of electricity & magnetism. Participation in ToPPS I or ToPPS II is not a requirement for attending ToPPS III.
During the summer of 2012, ToPPS II was held. The physics of energy, impulse, momentum and energy were investigated.
During the summer of 2011, ToPPS I was held. During that institute, the physics/science content of kinematics, dynamics and Newton’s laws were investigated.