Midlands

Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland

Our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. You can also contact your local Physics Network Coordinator to request a workshop on a topic of your choice, or to host a regional session.

EVENTS

EVENT

LOCATION

DATE

DETAILS

Teaching KS4 Physics with Confidence: Forces

George Spencer Academy
NG9 7EW

7 June 2017
3.30pm - 5.30pm

Book your place on TalkPhysics.

EVENT FOCUS

Come and explore ways to deliver the new GCSE forces specifications with confidence!

EM Spectrum in Space - SPN Early Career Mentee Event

National Space Centre
LE4 5NS

10 June 2017
10.00am - 1.00pm

Book your place on TalkPhysics.

EVENT FOCUS

Make and take an IR detector and a spectroscope! Think about careers in space as a way of improving gender balance in your classroom, then enjoy a presentation on ‘Observing the universe at different wavelengths’.
This event is for SPN mentees only.

Gender Equality for Schools

Great Western Dockyard - Bristol
BS1 6TY

12 June 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm

Book your place on TalkPhysics.

EVENT FOCUS

CPD for teachers and trainers to develop skills and knowledge needed to improve gender equality in schools and places of learning.

Electromagnetic Spectrum with Confidence

Brooke Weston Teaching School
NN18 8LA

21 June 2017
10am - 3.30pm

Book your place on TalkPhysics.

EVENT FOCUS

Have you been asked to teach electromagnetic topics in a GSCE Science, Additional Science or physics course, but do not feel comfortable/familiar with this area? Do you have lots of different equipment but are not sure how to use it?
The session will cover:
• Potential difference – models to help understanding
• Potential dividers including their uses
• Electromagnets
And much more!
This workshop is designed for science teachers and technicians, particularly non-physicists and/or new teachers, who are being asked to teach physics GCSE topics or support this practical work.

RAF Cosford Museum (Cold War Hanger)
TF11 8UP

22 June 2017
10am - 4pm

Book your place on TalkPhysics.

EVENT FOCUS

A full day of free physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network and the IOP Teacher Network. Teachers, trainees and technicians are all welcome, whether you are a physics specialist or not.
Our programme for the day has a broadly electrical theme. Join us for a variety of sessions, hands-on workshops and a guest lecture given by Dr Jess Wade from Imperial College London. Workshops on offer include:
• Shocked and Stunned – how to not die using a Van der Graaf generator
• Circuit model make and take
• How to wire a house… and many more!

Take a look at the timetable and the workshop choices.

Teach Physics with Confidence: Motion

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy
NN8 4RP

6 July 2017
9am - 2.30pm

Book your place on TalkPhysics.

EVENT FOCUS

This free physics CPD day will improve your knowledge and confidence in teaching physics at KS3 and KS4 as a non-specialist teacher. It includes a range of practical strategies and demos that you can immediately take back to your classroom, and share with your colleagues.

Technicians Workshop

Newport Girls' High School
TF10 7HL

Request this workshop in 2017.

EVENT FOCUS

Come along to another CPD session organised by the Stimulating Physics Network, and delivered by Physics Network Coordinator Tom Dawson.

Using Toys to Teach Physics

Newport Girls' High School
TF10 7HL

Request this workshop in 2017.

EVENT FOCUS

This workshop demonstrates the physics behind everyday toys, from simple demonstrations to useful investigations. But really it just lets out the inner child in each of us!

Newport Girls' High School
TF10 7HL

Request this workshop in 2017.

EVENT FOCUS

The Datamouse project was started by the paper Stopwatch which was published in Physics Education in March 2009, and provides low-cost training by Alessio Ganci and Salvatore Ganci. This was such a brilliant and simple idea that the Institute of Physics Teacher Network decided to put together a workshop showing other teachers how to make inexpensive computer mice into timing gates.
If you've never soldered before here's a chance to learn.

Your regional team


Judith Webb

Higher Education Liaison Officer

judithwebb13@btinternet.com

07754 308 514

Richard Ager

TLC Team Leader

richard.ager@iop.org

07850 311 908

Teaching and Learning Coaches (IOP)

Richard Bonella

richard.bonella@iop.org

07971 464 187

Ian Horsewell

ian.horsewell@iop.org

07917 351 360

Helen Pollard

helen.pollard@iop.org

07720 084 418

Peter Tiktin

peter.tiktin@iop.org

07720 497 819

Suzanne Woolhouse

suzanne.woolhouse@iop.org

07525 631 495

School-based Physics Coaches and Lead Schools

Dan Cottle, King Edward VI Five Ways School

dcottle@kefw.org

Abigail Bell, Sir Christopher Hatton School

bella@hattonacademy.org.uk

Link Schools with Adviser 

Giles Ennis, The Priory Academy LSST

gennis@prioryacademies.co.uk

Spencer Lawrence, Toot Hill School

slawrence@toothillschool.co.uk

Physics Network Coordinators

Richard Bonella

richard.bonella@iop.org

Helen Pollard

helen.pollard@iop.org

Gender Balance Officers

Nicky Thomas

nicky.thomas@iop.org

Rebecca Peacock

rebecca.peacock@iop.org

 

 

Events

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