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See PhET at These Upcoming Conferences

Meet PhET team members, learn what’s coming to PhET Sims, or just stop by and say hello at these meetings in March and April. We look forward to seeing you.

NSTA 2015 National Conference
Chicago, IL
March 12-15, 2015
Booth #554

NCTM 2015 Research Conference
Boston, MA
April 13-15, 2015


Feb 11


Did You Miss Trish Loeblein’s Webinar: Personal Experiences on Using PhET?

Did you miss Conifer Chemistry Teacher and PhET K12 Specialist Trish Loeblein discuss her personal experiences on how and why she uses PhET in her chemistry classroom? Over 190 listened to and chatted with Trish as she shared her strategies, course planning documents, lessons, and student handouts for regular and advanced chemistry.

See the archived version at:

 Thanks AACT and all those that attended.




Sep 30


Learn How to Use PhET to Teach the Common Core at the CCTM Annual Meeting

CCTM Annual Conference


Are you going to the CCTM Annual Meeting at the Denver Merchandise Mart?

See PhET’s Amanda McGarry talk about how to use PhET in teaching the Common Core. She will discuss how you can support students to engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice and show ways you can incorporate sims into your teaching, engage students in inquiry-based activities, and access PhET resources for teachers, including lesson plans and videos of master teachers. See you there!

Place: CCTM Annual Meeting, Denver Merchandise Mart
September 26, 2014
Time: 1:15-2:15 PM



Sep 19


Free New Webinar from PhET and the AACT: Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 7 PM EDT


Teachers, join us for a free webinar with experienced high-school chemistry teacher and PhET K-12 specialist Trish Loeblein.

Sponsored by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers, this webinar will provide a more detailed look into how Trish implements PhET in her classroom, along with tips in how you can in yours.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 7 PM, Eastern Daylight Time
Register at



Sep 3


Come See PhET at AAPT and PERC July 26-31 in Minneapolis, MN


Are you going to American Association of Physics Teachers AAPT 2014 Summer Meeting in Minneapolis, MN July 26-30?

Come see talks by both users and PhET director, Kathy Perkins, Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Perkins’s talk at 2 PM on Next-Generation PhET Simulations: New Features for Teaching and Learning will feature our touch/tablet-compatible HTML5 simulations. The new HTML5 designs bring a unique opportunity to build-in advanced functionality including recording user interactions, combining tabs from multiple simulations, pre-setting simulation configurations, and enabling screen capture with annotation.

And, if you’re also attending Physics Education Research Conference PERC 2014 July 30-31, stop by and see PhET’s posters by our own Emily Moore and Kathy Perkins.


Jul 24


Come to PhET’s Workshop at the ICCE 2014 Conference


Come to PhET’s workshop, Using PhET Interactive Simulations, at the ICCE 2014 conference in Toronto, Canada on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Presented by PhET’s Yuen-ying Carpenter, Bryce Gruneich, and Emily Moore, this workshop will provide an introduction to our 30 chemistry simulations that support students from middle school to undergraduate levels in developing conceptual models of macroscopic and microscopic phenomena through inquiry. You’ll learn strategies for effective use for teaching and learning – highlighting specific teaching approaches that target common student difficulties and scaffold student understanding. Additionally, we will provide guidance and feedback for writing effective questions and activities around PhET simulations.

And don’t forget to stop by our booth.


Jul 16


Come See Us at ISTE in Atlanta, June 28-July 1


We’re going to be at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, GA June 28-July 1. Come by our Booth #3653 and see the latest HTML5 PhET simulations and what we have on tap for the summer and 2014-2015 academic year.


Jun 24


Director, Kathy Perkins, Attending Hewlett Foundation OER Meeting


Next week, PhET Director Kathy Perkins will be attending The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s OER Grantees Meeting hosted by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education. At this meeting, the OER community will explore the value proposition of OER and discuss the impact. By sharing our work with others in the OER community, we hope to advance STEM worldwide!


Apr 17


Come See PhET at NSTA 2014 in Boston

NSTA 2014

Going to NSTA 2014? Stop by the PhET booth #1225.


Apr 1


PhET Featured in the SPIE Newsroom



Thank you SPIE for featuring PhET in the SPIE Newsroom. In the video, see Director, Kathy Perkins, speak about how PhET’s science simulations facilitate STEM education and develop problem-solving skills.


Nov 18