Bushfires. Pandemic. Lockdowns. Remote Learning 1.0 and 2.0. What a year it has been. Before the door closes for some rest and recovery, time now for some reflections on the experience of this year and the implications for the future. The context for this reflection is my work as Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Wodonga… Continue reading Reflections on 2020
It was an absolutely privilege to present a Firestarter Talk at the recent LearnLife [RE]LEARN Festival. You can catch the video of it below.
Looking forward to presenting as part of the Educational Data Talks Lessons From Lockdown online conference on Thursday 10 September. Sharing the experience of remote learning at Wodonga Senior Secondary College. I’ll post the slides here and would welcome any comments or questions from attendees.
A long time in the making, pleased to be part of creating and launching the new website of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV)
Very pleased to launch the inaugural STAV STEM & LabTech Online Conference. A huge achievement by all involved to bring this innovate new event to fruition in challenging times.
Excited to have my recent contribution published in ACER’s Teacher Magazine. https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/learning-in-lockdown-rural-schools
Looking forward to being on the panel at the upcoming Evidence 4 Learning webinar on Fostering Student Wellbeing. Update: Available on YouTube here
Great to see our continuous learning model featured in the School for Tomorrow Continuous Learning Toolkit Volume II: Leading through Crisis. The quote from me: Wodonga Senior Secondary College recognises and values the complete picture of student needs. We care deeply about all our students and work in partnership with them to ensure they all… Continue reading Continuous Learning Toolkit
Reflecting on two outstanding days of professional learning on metacognition and self-regulation as part of the PEARLs project presented by Evidence 4 Learning and the Science of Learning Research Centre. The guidance report from Evidence 4 Learning is an excellent resource and we look forward to implementing at Wodonga Senior Secondary College. Greatly appreciate of… Continue reading PEARLS: Metacognition
STAV Physics Conference, 14 February 2020 – Session B5 How do heavy things fly – making the most of this option study . Presentation Powerpoint slides Questions, Comments, Feedback – Padlet Resources Prof Pilot Videos – succint, quite simple and accurate, engaging VCAA Advice to Teachers – good examples of possible activities Vic Physics page… Continue reading How do heavy things fly?
Textbooks are published. Even better this time with my name on the front!!
A quick note that this site is under complete overhaul at the moment. Some older content may not be visible for a few weeks.
Sharing teacher developed online resources. Paul Fielding and Paul Fitz-Gerald – Unit 2 Physics Investigation physicsinvestigation.weebly.com Jane Coyle – VCE Physics (new course) sites.google.com/site/coyleysvcephysics/ Michael Rosenbrock Vic Sci Ed Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/1532084373703774/ Other resources VCEPhysics.com vcephysics.com (by Justin Vincent) STEM Victoria Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/1466726270300197/ Vic Physics www.vicphysics.org Physics @ MHS physicsatmhs.com Platforms for developing your own website WordPress Weebly… Continue reading Physics Karaoke
Presented at the Vic Physics and STAV Physics Conference at Monash University on Friday February 19, 2016. Presentation slides in PDF format
Officially an author of a real live textbook (part thereof) that is sitting on my desk!!
Presented at the STAV and Quantum Victoria ICT-STEM Conference on August 28, 2015. STEM in the new VCE Science Study Designs – Presentation Slides PDF Links referred to in the presentation Revised VCE Science Study Designs Audri’s Rube Goldberg Machine WSSC Rube Goldberg Machines in Year 10 Advanced Science Melbourne University Amazing Spaghetti Machine Competition Math… Continue reading STEM in the new VCE Science Study Designs
I had the privilege of presenting some implementation briefings for the new VCAA VCE Physics Study Design (for 2016 to 2021) during early 2015. The video is available on the VCAA Vimeo Channel.
The following is a page set aside for resources from my presentations at the STAV AIP VCE Physics Conference held at Monash University in February 2015. I will also use this page to collect useful resources that I come across from sessions that I attend. A22 – Workshop Unit 1 Physics in 2016 B14 –… Continue reading STAV AIP Physics Conference 2015
Thanks to Twitter and YouTube, I recently came to watch Vi Hart’s videos on hexaflexagons (her YouTube channel has some fascinating maths in it wrapped up in some very engaging and creative videos!). A great idea for my Year 10 Maths class. Hence the essential question for the next lesson… And some flexagation fun ensued! If you… Continue reading Hexaflexagon Fun
Presentation slides Backchannel for questions/comments
Presentation slides Back channel for introductions, comments, questions, feedback
On Friday 14 February 2014 I presented a session on Engaging students through online interactions with Steve Draper at the AIP/STAV Physics Conference in Melbourne. The presentation and related resources are below. Padlet wall for questions, comments and feedback Presentation Slide (PDF)
On Thursday 28 November2013 I presented a session on Flipped Learning at STAVCON in Melbourne. The presentation and related resources are below. Questions and Suggestions – a backchannel to leave any questions or suggestions that you think of during the presentation (Padlet) Presentation slides Reflection – what will you try in your teaching practice (Padlet)… Continue reading STAVCON Presentation: Flipped Learning
On Friday 30 August 2013 I presented a session on Flipped Learning at the STAV ICT-STEM conference. Click here for the presentation and links to related resources.