The courses below were designed by teachers as part of the Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) which uses innovative approaches to pedagogy, assessment strategies, curriculum, and technology integration. These approaches have led to improving student achievement.  Professional development opportunities are available to enable teachers to derive the maximum benefit from these course materials. CTL has programs in place for current New Jersey teachers to gain endorsement to teach physics, and/or chemistry using PSI.

Learn more about the PSI program, view upcoming professional development opportunities, or get information on CTL teaching certification programs.

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    Tiffanyrmorris says:

    How does the new AP PHYSICS 1 and PHYSICS 2, effect the physics first sequence. Does this mean that students now must take 3 years of physics or do they take the PHYSICS 1 in 9th grade?

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      Melissa says:

      Different schools have different schedules and science sequences. Some schools teach Algebra Based Physics as first year of science and the following years teach AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2, some schools teach AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 as a sequence of two years of physics. In Bergen Tech Teterboro, NJ (where the program originated), we teach Algebra Based Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C and Calculus Based Physics for seniors (AP Physics C level that covers Waves and Modern Physics).

      There is no unique answer to this question it is different for different schools.

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