Alabama A&M University
The Alliance for Physics Excellence (APEX) project is led by Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) and includes as core partners the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (UA-T), Drake State Technical College, the American Association of Physics Teachers/Physics Teaching Resource Agents, and the Huntsville City School system. The overarching goal of this project is transformation of the work of pre-service and in-service physics teachers as they gain a deeper content knowledge of physics and also employ effective pedagogical strategies based on physics education research. These teachers go on to apply that knowledge within their own classroom “action research,” and this serves as a catalyst to encourage teacher experimentation within their classes—while also encouraging the sharing of these findings with physics teaching colleagues.
Horizon Research, Inc. serves as the external evaluator for the project.