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Kevin Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer

Teacher-in-Residence (PhysTEC)

BE, Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook, 1986
Teaching Credential, 1995, CSU Long Beach
MA, Educational Technology, National University, 2003

Office: Hall of Science (HSCI), Room 268

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Physics & Astronomy
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-3901

Phone:(562) 985-7925 Department Office
Fax:(562) 985-7924


Research and Teaching Interest:

I am interested in exploring the most effective ways to teach Physics to high school students. What makes a Physics teacher effective? We know the most important factor in the success of a classroom is the teacher. This is especially true in Physics, where a great teacher can truly inspire their students to dream, to unlock the secrets of the past and build the future. From Modeling Instruction and Physics Education Research (PER), to flipped classrooms, classroom clickers and other innovations what helps a high school Physics student learn best?

As Teacher in Residence for the 2012-2013 academic year, I am excited to be working with students who will soon be Physics teachers or are already teaching Physics. The fresh perspective they bring will encourage me to examine more closely what I do in my classroom and why. I look forward to assisting them on their path to Physics teaching, doing what I can to help them become successful Physics teachers. I will be teaching PHYS-490 during Fall 2012 and PHYS-390 during Spring 2013.