IOP Wales Welsh Physics Teachers Conference Brecon 2020 ONLINE Monday 5th to Saturday 10th October
For all teachers of Physics...
A fabulous free week of presentations and workshops for teachers, technicians and PGCE students with opportunities to network with colleagues online.
We will offer workshops between 16:00 and 20:00 each evening Monday – Friday, as well as a full programme on Wednesday (09:00 – 20:00) and Saturday morning (09:00 – 13:00) with a choice of workshops, shows and presentations.
Please join us for a full week of workshops and inspiring lectures which include ‘Movement, Measurement and the Laws of Motion‘ – Prof Huw Summers (Swansea University); ‘New Worlds‘ – Prof Mike Edmunds (Cardiff University) and ‘The Planet of Pollution‘ – Prof Averil MacDonald OBE (Southampton University).
Workshops will include Earth in Space; Lego Physics; Sunglasses, Violins and Electrons; Physics with Balloons – and the Annual (virtual) Quiz from Zeera‘s!
Technicians are also welcome to attend a full day of workshops on Wednesday 7th October as well as engage with other events during the week
The full programme can be viewed or downloaded here: www.see-science.co.uk/downloads/IoP-Physics-Teacher-Conference-2020_en.pdf (the Welsh version is here: www.gweld-gwyddoniaeth.co.uk/downloads/IoP-Physics-Teacher-Conference-2020_cy.pdf) or on Talk Physics (www.talkphysics.org) and registration is here.
ASE TeachMeets and Techmeet. Late September
Three individual online events in late September:
Secondary Teachmeet - 22 September, 6.30pm
Technician Techmeet - 25 September, 1.30pm
Primary Teachmeet - 28 September, 4.30pm
Bring ideas that have been tried or tested or ideas that you are thinking of using in the classroom to this informal teachmeet.
ASE TeachMeets and TechMeets are informal, fun and inspiring ways for teachers to share ideas with one another. People come to share or just to listen. Those who want to share a resource, a teaching approach or any great idea to help teachers and their students do a short presentation. Five minutes is a typical length and using a PowerPoint and providing materials are entirely optional.
Come along and meet like-minded colleagues and be inspired!
Details and booking can be found on our Events page here.
Meet the STEM Ambassador Hub sessions for Teachers
Secondary sessions - 16 September, 4 - 5 & 30 September, 12.15 - 1.15
Primary sessions - 23 September, 12.15 - 1.15 & 7 October, 4 - 5
An opportunity for teachers to learn more about the STEM Ambassador programme in Wales and how we can support schools at this time.
The STEM Ambassador Hub supports the teaching of STEM in schools across Wales. This is an opportunity to meet the Hub staff and to hear directly from STEM Ambassadors how they engage with schools both face to face and, more recently, virtually.
Details and booking on our Events page here where you'll also find details of our STEM Club session on September 24.
STEM Ambassador Masterclasses - ongoing
Masterclasses are an opportunity for Ambassadors and teachers to learn how one STEM Ambassador engages with young people. This is an ongoing series of similar events. Please find details of how to book and of all upcoming sessions on our Events page here.
September Masterclasses are as follows:
Parametrics Measuring the Unmeasurable: No Maths No Formulae! Jon Laver
Tuesday 1st September 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Listening to Data. Steve Lloyd
Thursday 10 September 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Sea-Born – The Evolution of the Fish. Dr Richard Birch
Thursday 17 September 3.00pm – 4pm
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