1. Revision Lecture Tues, 28th September
For several years Colin Hopkins has delivered revision lectures in many centres across regional Victoria as well as some in Melbourne. Lectures were planned for 2021, however Colin is now unable to present them.
As a replacement, Vicphysics has arranged for an online revision lecture. It will be held during the school holidays on Tuesday, 28th September from 9:00am until 1:45pm. There will be five 45 minute presentations with 15 minute breaks in between.
The presenters will be Paul Cuthbert from University High School and Sandor Kazi from Melbourne Girls’ College, both of whom regularly present revision lectures. Details of the program are at the link below.
A Google Drive for participants will have about 40 revision documents prepared by Colin Hopkins on different sections of the course.
The Zoom Webinar has a Q & A facility where students can ask questions during the lecture. There will be a panel of physics teachers who will answer these questions while the lecture is proceeding, with the full set of questions and answers saved at the end and put on the Google Drive.
Once payment is confirmed, students will be given access to the Google Drive. They will also be sent the link for the Zoom webinar, and their name and email address will be added to the list of registered attendees on the Zoom account.
The cost is $25 per student.
Students can make a personal booking online here , (https://www.vicphysics.org/students/revision-lecture/ ). Payment by credit card is preferred. An EFT option is available, but the funds need to be transferred into the Vicphysics bank account by 5:00pm, Friday, 24th September for the booking to be confirmed.
You can make a booking for your class at the link above by entering each student’s name and email address in turn and then making a single payment. The Zoom link will be sent to each of the email addresses you provide.
Please note that credit cards are preferred and if the EFT option is chosen, the funds need to be transferred into the Vicphysics bank account by 5:00pm, Friday, 24th September for the booking to be confirmed.
If your school does not have a credit card and given that the end of term is fast approaching, you may wish to request of your school that you pay with your personal credit card and they reimburse you.
There is no discount for Vicphysics subscribers.
Additional revision resources:
Colin Hopkins has set up a Youtube Channel. It has his lectures from 2020, which were based on the modified study design for 2020.
The Vicphysics website has two pages to assist students Advice on Revising Physics and Advice of Learning Physics.
2. Secondary Science and Maths Initiative for Out-of-Field Teachers
Something for your colleagues: They could earn a fully funded postgraduate qualification at no cost to them or their school with the Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI).
The SMSI has been developed to help address current workforce challenges in the teaching of mathematics and science in years 7–10.
Participants gain a fully funded graduate certificate in either mathematics or science through Deakin University with recognised expertise in out-of-field teaching. Credit points from the graduate certificate can be put towards a Master of Education.
The SMSI is designed for teachers who have been teaching out-of-field mathematics or science for 1-5 years and will be teaching out-of-field in 2022. Participants will engage with contemporary, research informed approaches to mathematics or science teaching and learning aligned to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 7–10.
Applications close 30th September. Check their website for more details including videos of information sessions held in August.