Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Academy Awards for Professional Development

associate award 2012 Academy Awards for Professional Development


Loo Kang (1) co-designs Physics simulations for guided science inquiry, (2) documents the necessary revisions with insights, (3) contributes knowledge to for other teachers to act more intelligently (Juuti & Lavonen, 2006, p. 65). His research harnesses the Open Source Physics (Brown, 2012; Christian & Esquembre, 2012; Hwang & Esquembre, 2003) on computer models for experiential (Wee, 2012) and interactive engagement (Hake, 1998).
His Physics simulations (MOE, 2012) allow students to be like scientists (Dewey, 1958) to collect data and experience the physics that comes "alive" that could be meaningfully fun to inspire imagination.
His Peer-reviewed articles are as follows:

  1. Wee, L. K. (2012). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3), 301.
  2. Wee, L. K., Chew, C., Goh, G. H., Tan, S., & Lee, T. L. (2012). Using Tracker as a pedagogical tool for understanding projectile motion. Physics Education, 47(4), 448.
  3. Wong, D., Sng, P. P., Ng, E. H., & Wee, L. K. (2011). Learning with multiple representations: an example of a revision lesson in mechanics. Physics Education, 46(2), 178. 

Networked research partners
Local 1. MOE-AST Charles Chew
2. NIE Darren Wong
3. MOE-CPDD Barnabas Tan
4. Temasek-Poly Mak Y.K.
1. Francisco Esquembre, University of Murcia
2. Fu-Kwun Hwang, National Taiwan Normal University
3. Christian Wolfgang, Davidson College
4. Mario Belloni, Davidson College
5. Anne J. Cox, Eckerd College
6. Doug Brown, Cabrillo College
7. Andrew Duffy, Boston University
8. Todd Timberlake, Berry College
9. Michael Gallis, Penn State Schuylkill

Loo Kang’s research has been scaled up and sustained by teachers in a growing number of schools including
1. River Valley High
2. Yishun JC
3. Anderson JC
4. Serangoon JC
5. Innova JC
6. National JC
7. Hwa Chong Insitution
8. Raffles Girls School
9. Nanyang Girls
10. Bukit Panjang High

Loo Kang led and facilitated in numerous teacher-led workshops as listed below in chronological order.

  1. Wee L.K, Lee T.L. (2012, 17August) Physics Subject Chapter Brown Bag Series for Senior and Lead Teachers, River Valley High School, Computer Lab 1
  2. Charles Chew, Wee L.K. (2012, 02 August) Pathways to Effective & Engaging Inquiry in Science with S1 Cluster School Leaders at Mayflower Sec
  3. Lim J.N., Lau S.Y., Wee L.K. (2012, 3-4 Jul) Use of Tracker for use at CPDD Beginning Teachers' (BT) workshop at 2 Umar Pulavar Tamil Lang Centre (UPTLA) Training room 3, 2 Beatty Road S(209954)
  4. Wee L.K (2012, 27 March) eduLab@AST Learning Journey For iCTLT Foreign Delegates & Local Media @eduLab room level 4, Academy of Teachers, 2 Malan Road
  5. Lee T.L., Wee, L. K. (2012, 14 March) Follow up sharing by CPDD with School Teachers after ETD lead sharing on Tracker 2012 Learning Physics of Sport through Video Analysis and Modeling, @ River Valley High Sch, Computer Lab 1
  6. Wee L.K, Lee T.L., Samuel Tan, Leong T.K. Amos Goh, Kwan Y.M. (2011, 28 December) IDM in education scale up of Physics video analysis and modeling tracker sharing to MOEHQ officers & Physics Chapter network of ST and LT, @ Ministry of Education, 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Vista Lab 18
  7. Wee L.K. Samuel Tan (2011, 15 September) Video Tracker Course @Raffles Girl's School,
  8. Lee T.L., Wee, L. K. (2011, 01 June) 4th Redesigning Pedagogy conference workshop on Video Analysis and Modeling for Physics Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
  9. Lee T.L., Wee, L. K. (2011, 19 January) workshop on investigation of the kinematics of a falling ball through Video Analysis and Modeling , 3rd Instructional Program Support Group (IPSG) Physics, Anglo-Chinese Junior College

  1. Brown, D. (2012). Tracker Free Video Analysis and Modeling Tool for Physics Education, from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/
  2. Christian, W., & Esquembre, F. (2012, Jul 04, 2011 - Jul 06, 2011). Computational Modeling with Open Source Physics and Easy Java Simulations. Paper presented at the South African National Institute for Theoretical Physics Event, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  3. Dewey, J. (1958). Experience and nature: Dover Pubns.
  4. Hake, R. R. (1998). Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses. American Journal of Physics, 66(1), 64-74. doi: 10.1119/1.18809
  5. Hwang, F. K., & Esquembre, F. (2003). Easy java simulations: An interactive science learning tool. Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning, 5.
  6. Juuti, K., & Lavonen, J. (2006). Design-Based Research in Science Education: One Step Towards Methodology.
  7. MOE. (2012). MOE Innergy Awards: MOE Innergy (HQ) Awards Winners : Gold Award :Educational Technology Division and Academy of Singapore Teachers: Gravity-Physics by Inquiry Retrieved 25 May, 2012, from http://www.excelfest.com/award
  8. Wee, L. K. (2012). One-dimensional collision carts computer model and its design ideas for productive experiential learning. Physics Education, 47(3), 301.

Update 01 November 2012:

got associate award :)

associate award 2012 Academy Awards for Professional Development

update 20 November 2012

taken from http://www.academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.gov.sg/professional-excellence/professional-recognition/academy-awards-for-professional-development

20 November 2012
could not attend as i was at SISTC

associate award 2012 Academy Awards for Professional Development