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Support for Physics Teachers

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Given the rapid shift to learning online, it is more important than ever for practitioners to network, share and support one another. Scottish physics teachers are able to sign up for TalkPhysics and join the Teaching Physics in Scotland group.  Here any Scottish physics teacher can share information and resources about the response to COVID and other aspects relating to learning and teaching of physics.  To facilitate the sharing of resources matched to the key areas of Scottish physics courses a Google Sheets spreadsheet has been constructed and is being managed by Institute of Physics Scotland (IOPS) coaches. Others are welcome to contribute to this also. Details of forthcoming professional learning events will also be advertised on the TalkPhysics group: https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/teaching-physics-in-scotland/

The main means of communication with Scottish physics teachers is the Sputnik email list.  Those wishing to join should contact Drew Burrett, IOPS Physics Coach based in Stewarton.  He is @PhysicsDrew on Twitter https://twitter.com/PhysicsDrew

IOP/SSERC Virtual Summer School

Four Virtual Summer School webinars will take place on Tuesday afternoons during the end of May and start of June.  These are jointly organised by IOP Scotland and SSERC and can be booked via SSERC’s CLPL page: https://www.sserc.org.uk/professional-learning/secondary-clpl/physics-clpl/.

 

Online meetings organised by the IOP Scotland Physics Coach Team

Mon 11 May 2020, 2 pm – IOPS Virtual Physics Staffroom

Tue 12 May 2020, 2 pm – IOPS Teacher Network: Teaching physics remotely using MS tools.

Wed 13 May 2020, 2 pm – IOPS Teacher Network: Teaching physics remotely using Google tools

Sign up at in the Events at Talk Physics https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/teaching-physics-in-scotland/

Author: I. Menzies

Senior Education Officer for Sciences, Education Scotland

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