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Theory for HSC Physics Teachers (Online) 13/6/23

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This workshop is designed for teachers new to teaching HSC Physics plus those who would like to refamiliarise themselves with the content, background theory and make connections across the different modules of the HSC Physics syllabus. We will be unpacking:

  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • The Nature of Light
  • From the Universe to the Atom
  • Opportunities for Depth Studies

In addition, we will connect with the 'assumed knowledge' from the Year 11 syllabus

Completing Theory for HSC Physics Teachers will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

A Certificate of Completion will be sent to Graduate Teachers for their evidence.

Workshop Delivered by Paul Looyen

Paul Looyen is Physics Expert Facilitator at CrookED Science and has over 28 years Physics teaching experience in both government and independent schools, including three years in the USA. From 2004 to 2022, he was Faculty Head of Science at Macarthur Anglican School. He has extensive marking experience of HSC Physics including four years as Senior Marker and three years as Second in Charge of Marking. Paul has also been on numerous examination writing committees. As a result, he has presented at Meet the Markers run by the Science Teachers Association NSW for many years, and been invited to conduct numerous HSC review seminars for students through several universities. In 2019, Paul was invited to attend the International Teacher Program run at CERN, Switzerland, and the following year he was invited to attend the International Teacher Program at LIGO, based in the USA. This led to running professional development for teachers, on the physics of CERN, for ANSTO and CONASTA. In 2021, he was awarded Outstanding Professional Service Award by STANSW. In 2022, Paul co-authored 'HSC Physics A+ Practice Exams', a HSC exam book published by Cengage Learning. He also has had articles published in The Conversation and Australian Physics. Paul is perhaps best known for his popular YouTube channel, Physics High, developing content to aid a better understanding of physics at a high school level.

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