If you are a workshop or online course leader for science education professional development, you can have free access to Pivot Interactives for you and your participants. This includes Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSIs), Modeling Instruction workshops, and STEMteachers workshops.
To begin, sign up for free access, and also let us know (using the chat bubble at the lower right) that you need your access for your summer courses. We'll extend your access through the end of August at no charge. If you already use Pivot Interactives for your teaching, we can extend your access through the summer, or you can create a new account specifically for your workshops.
Once you create your account, feel free to explore the content and features. A video tour/QA is the fastest way to learn the platform. Please contact Linda Detwiler (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a video tour.
If you haven't used Pivot Interactives before, you may want to start with our Getting Started guide.
Pivot Interactives has content for:
AP Chemistry (view library)
AP Physics 1 (view library)
AP Physics 2 (view library)
AP Physics C Mechanics (view library)
AP Physics C E & M (view library)
AP Biology (view library)
We are also willing to provide training via video meeting (led by Matt, Peter, or another Pivot Interactives team member) during the course, depending on the workshop's size and our scheduling constraints. To schedule a video training during your course, contact us using the chat bubble at the lower right.
You are welcome to create classes for your teacher-participants, assign activities, and invite teacher-participants to join your class work on activities you assign to them. Note: please advise teacher-participants not to use their teacher email when creating a student account. .They will use their teacher email when creating their instructor account.
We suggest you demonstrate how to use Pivot Interactives to teach students to:
make measurements, collect data, make and interpret graphs, and analyze errors,
teach students to design experiments to develop models,
test or apply models, and
practice all of the NGSS/AP Science Practices.
We also suggest that you show teachers how to:
modify an activity,
create an activity based on a video uploaded by the instructor, and
create an activity where students can upload and analyze a video.
Teacher-participants are also encouraged to create free trials using this sign-up form.