Teacher Showcase 2020

We had a fantastic line up of events for our one-off Teacher Showcase Day in November 2019!

Teacher Showcase Event in the University of Limerick in November 2019

Circumstances in 2020 unfortunately have meant we have not been able to plan for a similar live event and instead we are planning to run a series of shorter virtual workshops in Autumn 2020.

These interactive workshops will begin in October when we will bring the SOPHia beehive project online for a workshop! This will showcase the wonderful world of the science of bees, and some related activities for the use in the classroom, courtesy of our beewise blog!

Next up in November we will have a workshop to support teachers to increase participation and engagement by all students, especially girls, in physics. It will also feature the Chair of the Institute of Physics Ireland, Dr Yvonne Kavanagh, who will outline how the IOPI can assist teachers.

We further plan some guest talks from leaders in industry, business and education for their insights into the importance of encouraging more young people and more diversity in physics, along with careers and opportunities.

Provisional Teacher Showcase Programme Autumn 2020

  • The science and physics of bees – (Oct 24th) Vincent Casey, Nancy Serrano and Gráinne Walshe
  •  SOPHia Teacher Toolkit – how SOPHia can help teachers to support diversity, and Institute of Physics Ireland assistance for teachers (Nov) – Gráinne Walshe and Yvonne Kavanagh
  •  Gender in STEM education (Dec 7th Merrilyn Goos) 
  • Physics Careers in industry (Jan – tbd)

You can also email sophiaphysicsproject@gmail.com for more information. Details on registration for each showcase talk will be coming soon.