Harvard PoLS-T Network: High School Physics Education

This page supports the Physics of Living Systems – Teacher (PoLS-T) Network of international high school physics teachers begun in July 2020 and hosted by Harvard University.

Harvard PoLS-T Network Monthly High School Physics Education Speaker Series Virtual

PoLS-T Harvard Website

Pre-Watch Talks
Talks are pre-watched via the asynchronous viewing platform Perusall [free sign-up then use course code 
MAZUR-8JESK] prior to the Live talk Q&A events below. RSVP Sign-up required for events.

Please share event information with any you think might be interested!

Live Speaker Q&A Sessions moderated by Eric Mazur, Harvard University | Most Events on Saturdays, 11am – 12pm EST

  • April 2, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST | Julie Wilson Jungalwala, Institute for the Future of Learning and Harvard University on ‘Pandemic as Portal: The Human Side of Changing Education’ MORE
  • February 12, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST | Tony Wagner, Learning Policy Institute on ‘Education for the Innovation Era’ MORE
  • January 22, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST | Ted Dintersmith of WhatSchoolCouldBe.org, on ‘What School Could Be’ MORE
  • November 20, 2021, 11am – 12pm EST | Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, flippingphysics.com on ‘The Flipping Physics Journey into Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning’ MORE
  • October 27, 2021, 4pm – 5pm EDT | WEDNESDAY! | Catherine Garland, Community College of Vermont on ‘Cultivating a Passion for Physics: Everyday Actions for Developing Your Students’ Physics Identity’ MORE
  • September 25, 2021, 11am-12pm EDT | Al-Karim Gangji, CUNY Queens College on ‘Changing the Culture for the Love of Learning’  MORE
  • June 19, 2021, 11am-12pm EDT | Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University on ‘When Learning Physics Mirrors Doing Physics’ MORE
  • June 5, 2021, 11am-12pm EDT | Brian Holzman, Rice University MORE
  • April 24, 2021, 11am-12pm EDT | HS Student Interviews, ‘Learning From Our Students’ MORE
  • April 3, 2021, 11am-12pm EDT | Kelli Warble, Arizona State University: ‘Physics for All: Teachers as advocates for policies that support students (and one another)’ MORE
  • February 27, 2021, 11am-12pm EST | Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania and CEO, Character Lab: ‘How and Why to Develop Character’ MORE
  • January 30, 2021, 11am-12pm EST | Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: ‘The Science of Learning Physics: Cognitive Strategies for Improving Instruction’ MORE
  • November 21, 2020, 11am-12pm EST | Eric Mazur, Harvard University
    ‘Transform Your Classroom with Perusall (A workshop)’ MORE
  • October 24, 2020, 11am-12pm EDT | Robert Krakehl, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY: Part I ‘A (brief) historical perspective of physics education in the US’  & Part II ‘Arduinos and Cellphones – some practical labs’
  • September 26, 2020, 11am-12pm EDT | Praisy Poluan, Huntington Beach Union High School District, Huntington Beach, CA:  “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the High School Physics ClassroomMORE

Watch previous talks with the YouTube LIVE talk Q&A discussions on the Harvard PoLS-T Network YouTube channel

Original July 2020 Workshop funded by NSF and hosted by Harvard University launched the new High School Physics Education Network

Please visit the July workshop site for more information with links to talk videos and more resources. Link below.

Virtual Workshop: Building a Network to Support and Improve High-School Physics Education | July 13-17, 2020

PoLS-T Network Organizers
Eric Mazur, PhD
Harvard University
Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics

Isaura J. Gallegos, M.S., A.M.
Harvard University
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Mazur Lab

Join the High School Physics Education Network (check back here for the link).

Please contact PoLS-T coordinator Sara Bradley with any questions.

Funded by The National Science Foundation