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Lockdown Leadership: Balancing the full picture of student needs

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.

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New STAV Website

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)

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STAV STEM & LabTech Online Conference

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.

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Teacher Magazine: Learning in Lockdown

Excited to have my recent contribution published in ACER’s Teacher Magazine.

https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/learning-in-lockdown-rural-schools

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Webinar: Fostering Student Wellbeing

Looking forward to being on the panel at the upcoming Evidence 4 Learning webinar on Fostering Student Wellbeing.

Update: Available on YouTube here

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Continuous Learning Toolkit

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 have every opportunity to succeed.

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PEARLS: Metacognition

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 the scholarship that allowed us to take a team of five to this professional learning.

Key Problems

The three key problems identified:

1. Students get stuck (in the learning pit) and do not have the strategies or language.

2. Staff and students are not all explicitly aware of metacognitive strategies.

3. Outcomes are lower across the board due to lowmetacognition (achievement, retention, pathways).

Hopeful Outcomes

The three hopeful outcomes from this work:

1. Students can articulate where they are at with their learning, making an informed decision of what to do next (and articulating that) – students usingmetacognitive self talk

2. Staff and students share a commonunderstanding of and language for metacognition

3. Outcomes across the board (achievement, retention, pathways) will improve

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Professional Development

How do heavy things fly?

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 on Flight

Text – Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators – useful teacher reference

Text – Fundamentals of Flight by Shevell – useful teacher reference

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Jacaranda Physics 1 and 2

Textbooks are published. Even better this time with my name on the front!!

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Admin

Site redevelopment

A quick note that this site is under complete overhaul at the moment. Some older content may not be visible for a few weeks.

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Presented

Physics Karaoke

qrcode.33635015Sharing teacher developed online resources.

 

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STEM in the new VCE Physics Study Design

Presented at the Vic Physics and STAV Physics Conference at Monash University on Friday February 19, 2016.

Presentation slides in PDF format

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Textbook has arrived!

Officially an author of a real live textbook (part thereof) that is sitting on my desk!!

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STEM in the new VCE Science Study Designs

Presented at the STAV and Quantum Victoria ICT-STEM Conference on August 28, 2015.

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VCAA VCE Physics Study Design Implementation Briefings

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.

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STAV AIP Physics Conference 2015

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 – Flipping Physics!

Padlet wall – for backchannel discussion, asking questions, posting ideas, adding reflections before/during/after the presentation

Presentation slides (PDF) – slides used in the presentation, including links within to useful resources

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Hexaflexagon Fun

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…

hexaflexagon

And some flexagation fun ensued!

If you haven’t made one, give it a try! I found this tutorial helpful as it didn’t rely on any templates, just some logical folds.

Now I just need to get some burritos and make a hex flex mex for lunch!

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SchoolsTechOZ: Flipped Learning in STEM

Presentation slides

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SchoolsTechOZ: ICT in Maths & Science

Presentation slides

Back channel for introductions, comments, questions, feedback

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AIP & STAV Physics Conference: Engaging students online

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)

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STAVCON Presentation: Flipped Learning

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)

Feedback – provide feedback on the presentation (PollEV)

If you enjoyed the session and are going to give flipped learning a go in your classes, please get in touch and let me know how it went.

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STAV ICT-STEM Presentation: Flipped Learning

On Friday 30 August 2013 I presented a session on Flipped Learning at the STAV ICT-STEM conference. The presentation and related resources are below.

Presentation slides (Google Drive)

Feedback (PollEV)

If you enjoyed the session and are going to give flipped learning a go in your classes, please get in touch and let me know how it went.

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VCE Physics 1&2 VCE Physics 3&4

Newton’s Third Law

Watch this video from ESA on Newton’s 3rd Law.

Answer the following questions in the comments (and/or your workbook):

  • Name one of the action-reaction pairs from when the astronauts push against each other
  • If they both experienced the same force, why does the astronaut carrying the heavy battery not move as fast as his colleague?
  • Why did only one student move from the end of the Newton’s Cradle?
  • What is the action-reaction pair for a rocket?

Use this quiz to check your understanding.

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VCE Physics 1&2 VCE Physics 3&4

Force is a vector

Watch this quick video for a memorable story to remind you that force is a vector quantity.

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In the comments (either here, or on Facebook), post an example of another quantity that is a vector.

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mrrosenbrock.com is back

After almost two years in the digital wilderness – mrrosenbrock.com is back. Lots of useful teaching and learning resources are on their way!