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Professional Development Opportunities
Vicphysics acknowledges the support of the Department of Education Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

The Forces and motion intensive module for Science teachers of Years 7 – 10 has just completed its six week block at Kew High School. It will be repeated in term 4 2022 in Hamilton at Monivae College and also in Bendigo. Check below for details.

A Special Relativity intensive module for VCE Physics teachers will be run online in term 4 2022

This Special Relativity intensive module steps you through the key concepts and skills required to successfully teach the relevant content in VCE Physics.

Why participate:

  • Deepen your understanding of key concepts in special relativity
  • Engage in key simulations and activities that you can directly deploy in your classroom
  • Unpack typical student misconceptions and learn best practice pedagogy for combating them
  • Improve your ability to differentiate curriculum and assessment student achievement
  • Access materials to support your classroom practice prepared by experienced teachers and science education academics associated with the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network
  • Become part of a network like-minded teachers who are striving to improve their practice

Program: Six two-hour workshops, presented by experienced teacher, Theo Hughes assisted by Colin Hopkins. It will be presented online in Term 4, 2022 in six weekly sessions on Thursdays from 20th October to 24th November, starting at 4:30pm. If you are interested or have any questions, please complete the form below.
Cost: $240 per participant, with discounts available for teachers from schools with a low ICSEA rank.
To book: Click here. Please note: The booking system does not work with Internet Explorer, so you will need to use another browser. A credit card is preferred, but the system can generate an invoice for payment by EFT if the school does not have a credit card and will not reimburse a personal credit card.

Future Programs: Five modules are being developed, four relevant to science teachers at the 7 – 10 level: forces and motion, electric circuits, light and sound, sources of electricity; and one for VCE Physics teachers: special relativity.

One of the Level 7 – 10 courses will be offered per term. The VCE Physics topic anticipates an increased prominence of Special Relativity in the new VCE Physics Study design and will also be offered in term 2 in 2023. The courses will also be offered in regional areas.

A Forces and motion intensive module for Science teachers of Years 7 – 10

  • Are you teaching Science in Years 7 to 10 and finding the physics challenging?
  • Are you out of your field of expertise?

This Forces and motion intensive module steps you through the key concepts and skills required to successfully teach the relevant Year 7 – 10 curriculum content.
Scope: This project offers out-of-field teachers an opportunity to engage deeply with curriculum by stepping them through the vertical conceptual development of the relevant key knowledge and skills in the curriculum and by explicitly working through appropriate interactive learning activities, enabling teachers to experience the content both as students and teachers.
Previous Program: Six two-hour workshops on Forces and Motion, presented by experienced science teacher, Jane Coyle, started on Thursday, 21st July and ran until Thursday, 25th August at Kew High School from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Next Program: Six two-hour workshops on Forces and Motion, presented by experienced science teacher, Barbara McKinnon, start on Wednesday, 26th October and runs until Wednesday, 30th November at Monivae College, Hamilton from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The same program will be presented in Bendigo starting on Thursday, 27th October and running until, Thursday, 1st December. Additional dates, venues and times for 2023 will be announced later this year.
Why participate?

  • Deepen your conceptual understanding of key force and motion ideas.
  • Engage in key hands-on practical activities that you can directly deploy in your classroom.
  • Unpack typical student misconceptions and learn best practice pedagogy for combatting them.
  • Improve your ability to differentiate curriculum and assess student achievement.
  • Access materials to support your classroom practice prepared by experienced teachers and science
    education academics associated with the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network.
  • Become part of a network of like-minded teachers that are striving to improve their practice

Click here for the Forces and Motion flyer.
To book for the Hamilton event click here
To book for the Bendigo event click here
Please note: The booking system does not work with Internet Explorer, so you will need to use another browser. A credit card is preferred, but the system can generate an invoice for payment by EFT if the school does not have a credit card and will not reimburse a personal credit card.
This event is organised by the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network and is supported by the Strategic Partnerships Program of the Department of Education and Training.

For other queries please email Vicphysics