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IOP A day for everyone teaching Physics (Durham)

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Department of Physics

Durham University

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This popular day for everyone teaching physics is a mix of practical workshops, inspiring talks and networking. Sessions concentrate on ideas to use in your labs and classrooms.

Workshops can now be booked. Please choose which 3 workshops you would like to attend. Further information regarding individual workshops can be found below:

A. Careers in the Curriculum Teachers are a key source of information about careers for their students. The Gatsby Good Career Guidelines recommend that careers information is included in subject classrooms, but also highlight that this is an area that teachers find challenging. This workshop will explore straightforward ways to include career ideas in the physics classroom to enrich and support the teaching of curriculum content.

B. Isaac Physics for GCSE and A level Teaching Isaac Physics aims to improve the problem-solving skills of Physics GCSE and A-level students. In this session, we will show you how to use Isaac Physics materials in your teaching. You'll also learn how to set (FREE) online homework assignments for your students and see their marks before they bring their work to the next lesson! Less marking and faster, better feedback! Please bring a laptop/tablet or Smart phone.

C. Do physics This workshop consists of a series of short activities, using relatively simple equipment. It aims to provide teachers with suggestions for a lesson to give children an idea of what Physics is about and to promote good scientific thinking. Many of the activities involve phenomena which will be beyond the range of experience and understanding of the children, in some ways mirroring the experience of early Physicists, who did not understand what they were investigating and so were therefore motivated to find out more. Participants will be able to take a kit for one of the activities back to school.

D. RAF 100 As part of this year’s centenary programme of the Royal Air Force, the Institute of Physics and the Historical Association have produced material for use in school lessons and clubs. You will be able to try all eight of the new STEM activities and discuss opportunities for stretch and enrichment to suit able KS3 or KS4/5 students. Student instructions, Extension materials and Teacher notes will be available to view. A whistle-stop tour of the on-line resources will help you to plan the best use of the materials to suit your school.

E. The Universe in your classroom Large, remote, robotic telescopes give the opportunity for you and your students to take your own research-quality observations. Here, after an introduction to the range of telescopes available to UK schools, you will learn how to get observations through the National Schools’ Observatory, and how to work with the data to produce images, make measurements and discoveries.

F. Unconscious bias This is an introductory session to unconscious bias and how it can affect girls and other groups in school. You will find out what it is and how it can impact pupils in your classroom. You will be encouraged to think about your own classroom and school environment and given some strategies you can use to start to analyse and overcome the impact they can have in the physics classroom. If possible bring a wifi enabled tablet or smartphone for this workshop.

G. Improving gender balance in the physics classroom Why do so few girls choose physics at A level? The issue prevails after several decades and often the decision is made early on in their school career, long before they start their GCSEs. We'll look at tricks, tips and something more strategic that you can do in your science lessons from the IOP's Improving Gender Balance pilot to help engage all your students. The session will include physics practicals, contexts and a chance to model/share good practice with your colleagues.

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