Students in AP® Physics 1 not only have to be able to explain their reasoning through writing when answering many of the questions on the AP® Exam, but they also have to craft a paragraph-length written response to answer the majority of one of the FRQ types each year. In this webinar, veteran AP® Physics teacher and AP® Exam Reading Question Leader, Martha Lietz, will present strategies that can be used throughout the year to help students clearly present their reasoning, as well as highlight ways the Stewart, College Physics for the AP® Physics 1, 2e program supports writing for AP® Physics 1.
Martha Lietz (MS in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University) has been teaching AP® Physics at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL since 1990. She earned her National Board Certification in 2009. Martha is an AP® Consultant and has served as a Table Physics Development Committee member from 2001 to 2005 and 2010 to 2012, a Physics 2 Development Committee member from 2012 to 2016, and an AP® Physics Reader since 1997. She has served as the Chair of the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Committee on Physics in High Schools. She has two articles published in The Physics Teacher, and an article entitled “Teaching About Gauss’s Law” in the Special Focus: Electrostatics series published by the College Board. She also served as author and editor for several College Board curriculum modules and for the new AP® Physics 1 & 2 inquiry-based lab guide. She is co-author of the Teacher's Edition for College Physics for the AP® Physics 1 Course, Second Edition.