Workshop for science teachers to be held Jan. 28

“Physics in a Whole New Light,” a workshop designed to help science teachers improve their physics instruction, will be offered Monday, Jan. 28, by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

The workshop is set for 9 a.m. until noon in the Cordelia Camp Building on the WCU campus in Cullowhee.

Two faculty members in WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics, Enrique Gomez and Matthew Rave, will instruct participants in using the “peer instruction” teaching strategy. “This research-based technique has proven successful in increasing student content retention and developing mastery over physics applications,” Rave said.

Teachers also will gain access to free online resources that will help them design future classroom activities. Continuing education credits are available.

The $59 fee for the workshop includes lunch. For more information, go online to the “Professional Development Programs” link at, or call 828-227-7397.