About Bill Calhoun

I am a physics teacher at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School in Taunton MA. In 2013 I was the Lead Teacher for the team of physics teachers, and responsible for writing a curriculum that would apply to every student in the school, with special attention to application in each student's technical program.

I am currently enrolled in the MA degree program in eLearning Design and Implementation at the University of Colorado Denver. I have always enjoyed designing (and redesigning) curriculum and instructional materials for my students, and I have a reputation for being good at it. Eventually I discovered the physics simulations created by the team at PhET (link here), hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder. I was amazed at how beautiful, useful, and effective the simulations were.

I was so amazed that I decided to pursue my graduate degree at UC.

This site will serve as a repository of work I am doing through UC Denver, and which will eventually become a portfolio. I also plan to write here about instructional design and e-learning, and provide links to readings, videos, and other blogs, websites, and projects.

You can visit my teaching blog here where I write about teaching, and about a framework I am developing for understanding and describing teaching.

Resume ►

William H Calhoun

Current Experience ►

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical SchoolSep 2012 - Present
Physics Instructor
Taunton MA
  • Physics Curriculum Leader, Teaching 11th & 12th grade Applied Physics and 11th grade Advanced Physics (2013-2015).
  • Taught 11th & 12th grade Applied Physics (2012-2013).

Spirit of Knowledge Charter SchoolSep 2010 – Jun 2012
Science Department Head, Physics Instructor
Worcester MA
  • Science Department Head, Taught 9th & 10th grade Physics and 8th grade Physical Science (2011-2012).
  • Taught 9th grade Physics and 7th & 8th grade Physical Science (2010-2011).

Education ►

University of Colorado Denver
Currently working towards Master of Arts in eLearning Design and Implementation

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
Minor: Education, Astronomy

Other Experience/Education ►

The Beacon Charter High School for the Arts
Music Teacher
Woonsocket RI
  • Taught after-school Introductory Music Theory class.
The Music School of the RI Philharmonic
Music Teacher
E Providence RI
  • Creator and teacher of The Physics of Music-Making, a workshop offered to elementary and high school classes.
William H Calhoun, Piano Technician
Woonsocket RI
  • Self-employed as a professional piano technician working throughout Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut.
School One
Science Department Head, Science Teacher
Providence RI
  • Science Department Head & Teacher, responsible for all science classes for all high-school grades.
The Pomfret School
Physics Teacher
Pomfret CT
  • Taught Physics, Astronomy, Physical Science, and Math.
The Museum of Science
Boston MA
  • Volunteer for the Education Department for two summers.

The New England Conservatory
Boston, Massachusetts
Certificate in Piano Technology