PHYSCON- Conference for teachers of Science & Physics – years 7 to 12

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 9.00 - 3.30

Location:

Department of Physics; University of Tasmania
Churchill avenue; SANDY BAY

Details:

Science Teachers Association of Tasmania (STAT) is offering a day of Professional Learning for Secondary and College Science & Physics teachers.

Are you:

  • A science leader
  • A classroom teacher
  • A beginning teacher
  • Picking up science (not your area)
  • Or just needing to update

Keynote Speaker: Paul Carnemolla

Paul Carnemolla is a teacher of science and senior physics and a former President of the Australian Science Teachers Association. He has held a number of leadership positions in schools including Head of Curriculum. Paul currently works as a Senior Strategic consultant for Combined Management Consultants.

Paul will share his ideas about ways to address misconceptions in physics. His approach makes more efficient use of available time and frees up class time for tasks of greater cognitive demand.

Paul will demonstrate the techniques he has used in his physics classroom to make better use of both time and space using a variety of research-based strategies to address commonly held misconceptions in Physics.

Workshop Program: The day will also include a selection of workshops to support Physics teaching in the Australian Curriculum for years 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 respectively, and the day will conclude with a Forum to ascertain opportunities for further support for the delivery of quality physics education for Tasmanian students.

Trade Displays: There will be a selection of Trade Displays pertinent to Physics Teaching.

Cost:  $150.00 per participant (includes morning tea and lunch) providing you register by the due date.

PLEASE NOTE: Late registrations will incur a 20% admin fee.  STAT Members are entitled to a discounted rate of $90.00 per person (Please provide your membership number upon registration). If your membership is current this will have been mailed to you OR email Marj marjcol@bigpond.net.au for details if you have mislaid the details.

Register:  www.regonline.com.au/PHYSCON2014 by COB 24 Oct 2014.

Quality professional learning for all year 7-12 Science & Physics teachers – aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Join your physics teaching colleagues– build and share ideas about quality experiences in the Physics classroom

Event audience: Everyone