My name is Casey Rutherford and I teach physics (and I am licensed in math, last taught in 2011) at Shakopee High School in Shakopee, MN. I currently teach 3 sections of College in the Schools Physics, a University of Minnesota articulated course. This is the same course as U of M Phys 1101, an algebra based introductory physics course similar to the mechanics portion of AP Physics B. I am also a Technology Integration Specialist, so I work with other teachers to help them effectively use technology to increase learning and engagement. I am also working closely on the design and implementation of regular Physics this year, as we are now running the course under Modeling Instruction with Standards Based Grading, a big, and awesome, change from previous years.
My current interests are Modeling Instruction, Physics First (we are currently debating changing our sequence, please contact me if you have thoughts!), Educational Technology, and Standards Based Grading.
I live in Minneapolis, MN with my wife, an inspiring junior high Spanish teacher, 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter.