Physics for Non-Specialists Workshop – Leysin American School Switzerland

A two-day Revolution Education (RevEd) workshop leading you through the fundamental concepts of physics and how to teach them in an engaging and effective way. This is suitable for middle and secondary school teachers as well as interested primary school teachers with a responsibility for science. There is strong evidence that subject-specific CPD is particularly advantageous

What is it?

An intensive, but fun, two-day course. Delivered by experts in supporting physics education worldwide in a low stress, but high challenge environment.

Physics is a wonderful, but potentially tricky subject to teach and is rife with misconceptions.  If the fundamentals are missed then none of it makes much sense: What exactly do we mean by;  Forces, energy, electrical current, etc? These workshops are to ensure your students don’t find physics confusing and boring. We will teach you Award Winning, Research-Based Strategies for improving the engagement of girls in physics. How to make the maths less intimidating and more intuitive and how to use non-specialist equipment to enhance understanding.

These RevEd Physics Workshops will provide you with digital materials and help you:

• improve your confidence in teaching physics
• deepen your understanding of the subject
• meet and share best practice with other science teachers and become part of a supportive network.
• make physics more engaging for your students and more enjoyable for you

Who is it for?

All non-specialist teachers of physics at all levels (primary teachers welcome)and those wanting a refresher course. We start with the absolute fundamentals and build up. We will reach a higher level than that required to be delivered at primary level, but the greater the level of your understanding, the better you will be at teaching physics.

What will be included?

  • Quality assured sessions by Internationally renowned trainers
  • A full set of digital resources
  • Lunch on both days
  • Continued Support

Please Note Accommodation is NOT included

Dates: 21 and/or 22nd  September

Prices: CHF125 for 1 day CHF175 for 2 days contact Adam Bradford

Testimonials from the same course:

‘Thought Provoking and extremely useful’ – S.O. DESC Dubai
‘The course couldn’t have been better!’ R.O. Dubai College
“The feedback has been excellent’ C.V. Headteacher DESC
‘I didn’t realise that I could learn so much in a day!’ D.B. JESS

Why is Physics so hard to teach? Strategies for making it more accessible. Girl friendly physics - A Research Based approach
Newton’s laws through intuition. A new approach to understanding Forces.
Understanding the fundamentals of electricity and how to teach charge, current, resistance and potential difference. Quick, easy and effective demonstrations without specialist equipment
Reflection and refraction of light in ways that make sense. Fundamentals of sound Engaging activities that enhance learning without specialised equipment.
Revising what you have learned today. Ideas for dealing with topics you find hard to teach
Revision of the first day and taking ideas further
Exploring the concepts of velocity and acceleration. Teaching terminal velocity through intuition. Momentum and why it is an important concept
Series and Parallel Circuits. Using the rope model to challenge misconceptions Resistance in series and parallel. Why are lamps brighter on parallel? Squishy CircuitsMaths
A radical and effective way of improving understanding and performance. Equations and graphs as stories. Why a = F/m is more intuitive than F = ma
Rapid fun ideas to use in your classroom using non specialist equipment. Resources to take home with you
Using smartphones as dataloggers. Following students learning journeys and recognising misconceptions. Apps that add value to understanding. Slashing your marking and getting rich diagnostic data.
Revision of key concepts. Creating a supportive personal learning network.
@natkin International Teacher Trainer. Specialises in  Pedagogy, Science and Technology. All training is focussed on 'how will this improve the learning in the classroom?'
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