NQT Celebratory Conference
Each year, we invite Student Teacher Affiliates to a celebratory conference when they complete their teacher training and are about to become newly qualified teachers. In 2014, around 100 new teachers of physics took part.
“A very useful afternoon, good to feel like there are other support networks apart from your own school.” (2014 NQT delegate)
The event began with a welcome from IOP Chief Executive Professor Paul Hardaker. He explained how much the Institute values and supports new teachers. Then delegates enjoyed demonstrations using fun, cheap, easily accessible objects and had the opportunity to take part in two workshops. Finally some recent NQTs talked about how they survived their first year in the classroom.
More images from the day are available at the IOP's Flickr page.
For resources relating to the sessions, follow the links below.
- Money Matters demonstrations
Niloufar Wijetunge (IOP Teacher Network Co-ordinator, London)
- What goes on in the IOP Education Department
Charles Tracy (IOP Head of Education)
- Social media: @TakeOnPhysics & TalkPhysics
Tamsyn Hyatt (IOP Stimulating Physics Network)
- Favourite demonstrations
Alan Baugh (IOP Mentor/Teaching & Learning Coach)
- Lights, Camera, Images
Ruth Wiltsher (IOP Mentor/Teaching & Learning Coach)
Alison Alexander (IOP Mentor/Teaching & Learning Coach)
- Teaching Physics at A-level
Richard Bonella (Teaching & Learning Coach)
- Medical Physics to Music Festivals: Embedding Careers in your Teaching
Taj Bhutta (IOP Careers & Student Officer, pre-19)
- Teaching forces - common misconceptions and ideas for teaching
Liz Hutchins (IOP Mentor/Teaching & Learning Coach)
- What my NQT year was really like
Tim Gilchrist (NQT at Chelsea Academy)
Follow up the tweets from the day with #NQTconf