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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

How to teach Radioactivity

Exeter Mathematics School
SN5 6HN

21 June 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

In association with the Institute of Physics, Exeter Mathematics School are inviting teachers and technicians to attend a series of five Stimulating Physics Network meetings. The twilight meetings are free to attend and will provide CPD updates in practical and theoretical physics for KS3-5, information sharing and network opportunities. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided!

Radioactivity is often a scary topic – especially to non-specialists but it shouldn’t be! In this workshop we’ll focus on common misconceptions, the required practicals and other relevant experiments to support the safe and engaging teaching of radioactivity. All activities will be within the approved CLEAPSS guidelines as suitable for schools.

KS3 Physics – Make it fun!

Davison CE High School for Girls
BN11 2JX

21 June 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Ideas for how to get students invested in physics, looking at practicals that make the most of the trickier areas of physics including:

Energy stores and transfers with catapults
Series and parallel circuits in houses
Introducing resistance with LEDs and building trickier circuits
Measuring speed of waves
3D Particle models using unusual substances
Real world uses of density
Egg drop upgrade!
Pulleys in action – class demo
Using electromagnets for emergencies

Science Ambassador Day (Malmesbury)

Malmesbury School
SN16 0DF

21 June 2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

A full day of training for groups of up to ten Year 8 students from your school run by the IOP and Malmesbury School.
The day includes:

– Team building activities;
– Practical activities and confidence building;
– Presentation skills training;
– Group presentations and feedback;
– A set of teaching resources to use with your ambassador group, including information on problem solving and gender stereotypes.

Each school can bring up to 10 pupils, we would encourage you to bring all-girl groups or ensure at least 50% of the group are female.

IOP South West Physics CPD Day 2018

Ivybridge Community College
PL21 0JA

23 June 2018
9:15 am - 3:45 pm

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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. Refreshments and lunch provided.

Workshops are run by IOP Network Coordinators and Teaching/Learning Coaches within the Stimulating Physics Network. There will be lots of useful references and resources for your teaching back in school!

Teaching Physics Outside

Lydiard Park Academy
SN5 6HN

27 June 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

It’s the summer term and no one wants to be stuck indoors on a nice day. We will be looking at some interesting ways of teaching physics KS3 and 4 outside.

Let’s hope it’s a nice day! Bring waterproofs if wet!

Inspiring Teachers (A collaborative event by IOP and RSC)

UCL Institute of Education
WC1H 0AL

4 July 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book your place onThe RSC website

EVENT FOCUS

A unique offering for teachers of science from the East and South East region’s schools and colleges that brings together key stakeholders in education to provide cross discipline relevant and accessible information, support and ideas that can be implemented in the classroom to deliver more engaging and inspiring lessons.

Based around the theme of practical science, the sessions will be CPD focused with content delivered by specialists. The scope includes, but is not limited to numeracy and literacy in science, practical techniques in the in the classroom, equality and diversity in secondary education and science as a career path.

Electricity workshop

Brune Park School
PO12 3BU

5 July 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

Teaching electricity is sometimes a challenge. Apart from equipment failure, there’s the problem of an invisible phenomenon with lots of abstract concepts. We’ll show you some fun ways of making it less stressful as well as providing an excellent model for teaching.

SPN South Regional Teacher Day

Charterhouse School
GU7 2DE

7 July 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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.

There is no charge to attend – the conference is very generously hosted by Charterhouse School, in Godalming, Surrey and offers the opportunity to take part in a number of different workshops over the day.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Download full description of each workshop and programme here.

Science Ambassador training day (Cornwall)

Goonhilly Earth Station
TR12 6LQ

13 July 2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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EVENT FOCUS

A full day of training for groups of up to ten Year 7, 8 & 9 students from your school run by the Institute of Physics with support from mentors and STEM ambassadors.

The day includes:

– Team building activities;
– Practical activities and confidence building;
– Presentation skills training;
– Group presentations and feedback;
– A set of teaching resources to use with your ambassador group, including information on problem solving and gender stereotypes.

Each school can bring up to 10 pupils, we would encourage you to bring all-girl groups or ensure at least 50% of the group are female.

Stimulating Physics Network’s Oxford Summer School Year 1

Worcester College, Oxford
OX1 2HB

6 August - 9 August 2018
(Residential)

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EVENT FOCUS

Registrations are open for the 2018 First Year Oxford Summer School.

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.

This Summer School is for teachers at Stimulating Physics Network schools whose specialism is not physics. If you are new to our Summer Schools, then this is the course for you.

As we’re funded by the DfE, these courses are at no cost to you. We provide meals, accommodation – and reimburse reasonable travel costs.

At this point, the Summer School is open to teachers whose specialism is not physics from SPN partner schools ONLY . If you sign up and your school is NOT an SPN partner, your application will be rejected and you will be automatically added to our waiting list. We will contact you back in February if places become available.

All participants are expected to attend the Summer School for its whole duration.

Stimulating Physics Network’s Oxford Summer School Year 2

Worcester College, Oxford
OX1 2HB

6 August - 9 August 2018
(Residential)

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EVENT FOCUS

Registrations are open for the 2018 First Year Oxford Summer School.

The second year programme builds on the foundations laid in the first year course and introduces new topics including radioactivity, momentum and electromagnetism.

This Summer School is for teachers at Stimulating Physics Network schools whose specialism is not physics. If you have already attended Year 1, then this is the course for you.

As we’re funded by the DfE, these courses are at no cost to you. We provide meals, accommodation – and reimburse reasonable travel costs.

At this point, the Summer School is open to teachers whose specialism is not physics from SPN partner schools ONLY . If you sign up and your school is NOT an SPN partner, your application will be rejected and you will be automatically added to our waiting list. We will contact you back in February if places become available.

All participants are expected to attend the Summer School for its whole duration.

St Peter's School
BH14 8UL

Request this workshop in 2018

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 2018

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

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

David Richardson, Clifton College

drichardson_spc@cliftoncollege.com

Paul Britton, Truro and Penwith College

paulb@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Joe Rowing, Exeter Mathematics School

JoeRowing@exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk

Dorian Pascoe, Totnes Progressive School

dorian@top-school.co.uk

Glyn Jones-Parry, St Peters High RC School and Sixth Form Centre

GJones-Parry@sphs.uk.com

Katharine Myers, Poole Grammar School

MyersK@poolegrammar.com

Link+ School

Catherine Bickley, Bohunt School

cbickley@bohunt.hants.sch.uk

Isabelle Parks, The Arnewood School Academy

i.parkes@arnewood.hants.sch.uk

Tracey Holmes, The Swanage School

TraceyHolmes@theswanageschool.co.uk

Emily Quinn, Davison High School

e.quinn@davison.w-sussex.sch.uk

Steven McLean, Priory School

smclean@priorysouthsea.org

Phil Balmond, Thornden School

p.balmond@thornden.hants.sch.uk

Sian Jones, Avon Teaching School

info@avontsa.com

Daf Keyse, King Alfred School

dkeyse@kingalfred.somerset.sch.uk

Physics Network Coordinators

Alessio Bernardelli

aso.ber@ntlworld.com

Alastair Cuthbertson

mandacuthbertson@gmail.com

Lin Harwood

lin.home@zams.co.uk

Cerian Angharad

cerian.angharad@iop.org

Gender Balance Officers

Neil Atkin

neil.atkin@iop.org

 

 

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