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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

Different Ways of Teaching Energy

Ivybridge Community College
PL21 0FQ

26 April 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Book via TalkPhysics

EVENT FOCUS

Come along for a session of hands-on activities and discussion around teaching energy. Bring along your own ideas – even those that are a little off the wall! This session is for anyone teaching physics topics at KS3-4: specialists or non-specialists, trainees or experienced.

We’ll look at:
-how the ‘stores and pathways’ approach may help
-keeping consistent when dealing with energy across the sciences -how students can be prepared better for questions involving energy, work and power in the new GCSEs.

We won’t be able to set everyone’s minds at rest for handling these concepts, but can hope to get things clearer and come away with some ways to re-invigorate lessons.

Refreshments from 4pm.

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.

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.

Annual South West Physics Day

University of Exeter
EX1 2LU

23 June 2017
9am - 3.45pm

Booking opens late April. Register your interest.

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.

Annual Physics CPD Conference at Charterhouse

Charterhouse School
GU7 2DX

8 July 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm

Booking opens late April. Register your interest.

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)

Book your place via TalkPhysics

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)

Book your place via TalkPhysics

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

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

Cerian Angharad

cerian.angharad@iop.org

Gender Balance Officers

Nicky Thomas

nicky.thomas@iop.org

 

 

 

 

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