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

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.

Vicphysics is developing programs in five areas. These are listed below. It ran a number of these programs in 2023, which will continue in 2024 with more to be offered. They were presented online or in-person. They were held after school in six weekly two-hour sessions. Some in-person programs were run as two full days a week apart. This is the likely format for the in-person programs in 2024. The funding for 2024 has enabled CRT replacement to be covered.

  • Forces and Motion: In 2023 at Kew High School, John Monash Science School, and Bendigo Senior Secondary College, all in six two-hour sessions,
  • Electricity: In 2023 at Monivae College in Hamilton, Cathedral College in Wangaratta and Kew High School, in six two-hour sessions, except for Hamilton which was two full days,
  • Special relativity: In 2023 online in six two-hour sessions,
  • Light and Sound: In development during 2024,
  • Energy: In development during 2024.

One of the Level 7 – 10 courses will be offered per term. The courses will also be offered in regional areas.
2024 programs
Click on a program to find out more about or to book.

Why participate in one of the programs?

  • Deepen your conceptual understanding.
  • 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

Cost: $265 per participant, with discounts available for teachers from schools with a low ICSEA rank.
This project is organised by the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network and is supported by the Strategic Partnerships Program of the Department of Education and Training.
For queries please email Vicphysics