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Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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

The Wonder of Waves

Truro College
TR1 3XX

17 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Join us for an opportunity to discuss how to make the most of teaching about waves at KS3 and KS4. Starting with ideas for making fundamental wave concepts clear, engaging and memorable, we will discuss common misconceptions and offer practical ideas for bringing the theory to life.

Marble Model of an Electric Circuit

St George’s College
KT15 2QS

23 May 2017
4.00pm - 5.30pm

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EVENT FOCUS

At this free workshop you will build a marble circuit. You will then try your model out, and discuss how to use it to teach electric circuits with the other teachers attending. At the end of the session you will take home the model you built (again, for free!).

Waves

Thornden School
SO53 2DW

24 May 2017
3.45pm - 5.15pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Effective delivery of the new content at GCSE and a look at the required practicals for the waves topic.

Physics Required Practicals

Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
BN11 2JX

7 June 2017
3.30pm - 4.30pm

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EVENT FOCUS

The workshop is an opportunity for teachers and technicians to see examples of required experiments, to use the equipment and to share any common problems with the physics required practicals. During this session, you will have the opportunity to obtain your own results, see sets of exemplar results, link the practicals to specimen questions and discuss possible exam questions.

Gender Equality for Schools

Viridor Theatre
BS1 6TY

12 June 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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EVENT FOCUS

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

Sessions include:

– Unconscious bias: What is unconscious bias? Learn about its effect on you and your students, and explore strategies to address unconscious bias

– Gender equality in education: This session summarizes robust research on gendered influences involving young people throughout their lives. Understand the findings behind effective interventions that improve participation and attainment

– Responding to stereotypes: This interactive session considers why and how we can and should challenge stereotypical behaviour, in and out of the classroom

– Creating an equitable classroom: This session draws on the previous sessions and introduces a model of the equitable classroom. We will share best practice to achieve equity by managing expectations, stereotypical behaviour, student participation, classroom interactions, resources and strategies

Light refreshments and a goodie bag of IoP resources will be provided.

Teaching Electricity with Confidence

Truro College
TR1 3XX

14 June 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Join us for an evening of circuit building and electrical modelling for KS3 and KS4. Electricity is often a confusing topic for pupils. This workshop will focus on building confidence with the abstract ideas and overcoming the practical challenges. We will discuss common misconceptions, helpful ways of modelling electric current and strategies to help pupils make sense of the equations.
Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers, but experienced physicists might pick up a few new ideas too!
Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

Teaching physics through enquiry based learning

Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
BN11 2JX

15 June 2017
3.30pm - 4.30pm

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EVENT FOCUS

How can we encourage an inherent curiosity of physics in the classroom? During the session we will explore examples of practicals that assist enquiry-based learning and there will be space for discussion and sharing of ideas to allow students to develop their autonomy, confidence and science enquiry skills through opportunities in the classroom.

Annual South West Physics Day

University of Exeter
EX1 2LU

23 June 2017
9am - 3.45pm

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EVENT FOCUS

This popular CPD day features a mix of practical workshops, inspiring talks and congenial networking. All teachers of physics, technicians and trainees are welcome. Sessions will include ideas for those new to physics teaching as well as the more experienced, with stimulating material for use in your labs and classrooms with ages 11 upwards.

More details to follow.

Required Practicals at KS3

Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
BN11 2JX

6 July 2017
3.30pm - 4.30pm

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EVENT FOCUS

The second half of ‘KS3 friendly ways of gaining skills ready for KS4 required practicals’. These practicals aim to make students more familiar with the context of the investigation as well as lay down foundations for the skills required at KS4.

Annual Physics CPD Conference at Charterhouse

Charterhouse School
GU7 2DX

8 July 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm

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EVENT FOCUS

A full day of Physics CPD workshops provided by the Stimulating Physics Network – whether you’re a physics specialist or not. All teachers of physics, technicians and trainees are welcome to attend.

Join us for another free day of varied physics CPD, including a wide range of workshops, a supplier exhibition, and a chance to network with colleagues from across the region. We’re excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Anu Ojha OBE, Director of the UK’s National Space Academy programme and a Director of the National Space Centre.

Lunch and refreshments provided.
More details to follow.

Keble College
OX1 3PG

7 - 10 August 2017 (residential)

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EVENT FOCUS

Our First Year programme covers core topics such as electricity, energy and forces. You’ll be exposed to a range of ideas and resources to address physics teaching issues, including gender balance in the classroom.
There will also be a range of social activities for you to enjoy!

Places are currently open to non-specialist teachers of physics in
SPN Partner Schools only.

More information - stimulatingphysics.org/summer-schools

Keble College
OX1 3PG

7 - 10 August 2017 (residential)

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EVENT FOCUS

Our Second Year programme builds on the foundations laid in the first year course and introduces new topics including radioactivity, momentum and electromagnetism. There will also be a range of social activities for you to enjoy!
The second year course is for teachers who've previously attended a first year course. Places are currently open to non-specialist teachers of physics in
SPN Partner Schools only
.

More information - stimulatingphysics.org/summer-schools

KS2 and KS3 Overlapping in Science – raising the level of challenge in KS3 practicals

Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
BN11 2JX

21 September 2017
3.30pm - 4.30pm

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EVENT FOCUS

This session is an opportunity to try a range of physics-based activities at KS3 aiming to extend the level of challenge from Y7-Y9 (following the AQA KS3 curriculum).

St Peter's School
BH14 8UL

Request this workshop in 2017

EVENT FOCUS

Making something abstract concrete is a useful tool for those teaching physics. Cloud chambers allow students to see the paths that ionising radiation has travelled. In this workshop you get to make a take-away cloud chamber big enough for a group of people to see into. You'll also get ideas for getting the most out of your dry ice.

Con or fusing? Teaching KS3 Electricity

South Molton Community College
EX36 4LA

Request this workshop in 2017

EVENT FOCUS

Join us for another no-cost CPD session provided by the Stimulating Physics Network. This event is run by Physics Network Coordinator Alastair Cuthbertson.

Your regional team


Suzy Gray

Higher Education Liaison Officer

s.gray@soton.ac.uk

02380 592 624

Trevor Plant

TLC Team Leader

trevor.plant@iop.org

07850 311 229

Lawrence Cattermole

TLC Deputy Team Leader

lawrence.cattermole@iop.org

07850 311 905

Teaching and Learning Coaches (IOP)

Neil Atkin

neil.atkin@iop.org

07540 203 722

Alessio Bernardelli

alessio.bernardelli@iop.org

07525 631 483

Bill Gott

william.gott@iop.org

07850 311 910

Colin Piper

colin.piper@iop.org

07769 755 056

Joanna Kent

joanna.kent@iop.org

07540 204 087

School-based Physics Coach and Lead School

Jill Noakes, Truro & Penwith College

jillnoakes@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Link Schools with Adviser

Catherine Bickley, Bohunt School

cbickley@bohunt.hants.sch.uk

Isabelle Parks, The Arnewood School Academy

i.parkes@arnewood.hants.sch.uk

Physics Network Coordinators

Alessio Bernardelli

alessio.bernardelli@iop.org

Alastair Cuthbertson

mandacuthbertson@gmail.com

Lin Harwood

lin.home@zams.co.uk

Gender Balance Officers

Nicky Thomas

nicky.thomas@iop.org

 

 

 

 

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