Beginning Physics Teachers' Webinar
The In-Service scheduled to be held in the Term 1 holidays was cancelled due to the coronavirus. As a replacement the Vicphysics Teachers' Network ran a webinar on Friday, 10th July. The purpose of the webinar was to support teachers with the changed circumstances of 2020, in particular the adjusted curriculum and the changes to assessment.
The program should also be of interest to experienced teachers.
Support documents prepared for the webinar are listed below.
9:30am Teaching the Areas of Study 1 and 2 of Unit 4
These two Areas of Study are linked conceptually. So while there have been deletions of dot points from both, some thought needs to be given to the background from AoS 1 that supports the ideas in AoS2, for example particle-wave duality and whether some aspects of the deleted dot points need to be covered. This session will discuss the issue. It will also look at a possible timeline to cover for Unit 4. Presented by Dr Barbara McKinnon, Kew High School
10:00am Practical Activities and the Practical Investigations in Units 2 and 4
i) What are some of the practical activities that can be done in Unit 2 and the modified Unit 4?
ii) Managing the Practical Investigations in 2020, keeping in mind that this Year 11 students will be doing the current course in 2021. Different strategies will be discussed for generating topics, supervising the experimental component, compiling a poster and assessing the task.
iii) Guide to reporting on data and data analysis.
11:30am Possible Assessment Tasks for Units 2 and 4 and Strategies for the Unit 2 Detailed Studies
This is the Powerpoint for the opening session presented by Dr Barbara McKinnon from Kew High School. Check the program on this webpage for details of the content.
This is the Powerpoint for the third section of the session on 'Practical Activities and Practical Investigations in Units 2 and 4'. It was presented by Dr Barbara McKinnon from Kew High School.
This is the Powerpoint for the final session of the program on 'Assessment tasks for Units 2 and 4'. It was presented by Jane Coyle from St Columba's College.
A pdf of prac activities for Waves and Light Area of Study prepared by Rachael Gore from Albert Park College.
The video of the webinar and a summary of the chatroom comments will be available shortly.
A 34 page booklet with the following Table of Contents: I) A list of practical activities for each Area of Study and most options, ii) Course planning of week by week programs for Units 1 & 2 and for Units 3 & 4, iii) CUPs activities for physics, iv) Misconceptions, v) Titles of still current news items from Vicphysics News.
An 8 page document listing activities for each Area of Study in Units 2 and 4 for 2020.
Some of the practical work and demonstrations that you would like to do for Unit 4 requires expensive equipment. These Youtube demonstrations effectively convey the physics ideas.
The Vicphysics website has several assessment tasks of different styles and in different areas. This document lists the different styles with examples of each plus a detailed description of each style taken from the more detailed version of VCAA's Advice for Teachers.
This is a modified version of the EPI Booklet to suit the adjusted Study Design in 2020. It is a 14 page booklet for students that covers topic selection, formulating a plan, taking measurements, analysing data and assembling a poster or writing a report.
This is a handbook for students, it is a guide to reporting on practical work. It outlines what should be includes in each section of a report as well as information on how to analyse and present data. There is an assessment rubric at the end. The document has 21 pages. It was prepared by Dr Barbara McKinnon, Kew High School
A teaching plan prepared by Dr Barbara McKinnon, Kew High School with links to applets.
A 4 page worksheet to explore the Interference of Light in a qualitative way, prepared by Dr Barbara McKinnon from Kew High School.
A compilation of the useful suggestions from the webinar discussions and chatroom comments.
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