IOP Ireland education
Wherever you are in your journey with physics, we have resources to help you.
We work to promote, develop and support excellent physics teaching and career guidance through networks, events and proven resources. From school students to university students, wherever you are in your journey with physics, we have resources to help you.
These lectures are an opportunity for young people in schools to connect their classwork to modern areas of physics. The 2021 Tyndall Lecture, on 22 March, showcased the Irish Low Frequency Array project. Watch the 2021 Tyndall Lecture here.
IOP Ireland Physics Hub and CPD workshop
IOP Ireland Physics Coaches provide a range of support for teachers, including CPD workshops, day meetings and online forums.
The IOP Ireland Physics Hub is an online hub for teachers to share ideas and resources with a focus on how to facilitate the teaching and learning of physics through active engagement.
At each 45-minute meeting there will be a blend of short presentations and opportunities to discuss and ask questions. Details of all upcoming teacher support events can be found at TalkPhysics.
Annual Frontiers of Physics Teacher Conference
The IOP Ireland hosts an annual teacher conference in September for all teachers of physics (specialist and non-specialist) including newly qualified and trainee teachers.
Teachers are invited to attend a series of talks and take part in a selection of interactive workshops which will benefit the teaching of physics at junior and Leaving Certificate levels.
The 2020 conference featured keynote speaker, Professor Jens Dolin, of University of Copenhagen, with a focus on how teachers can adapt to new approaches in physics teaching and learning in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
IOP DOMAINS Physics CPD programme
IOP’s online CPD programme has been developed and delivered by experienced physics teachers and coaches offering tailored content to meet the needs of a wide range of teachers across the UK and Ireland.
The programme covers all the domains of physics included on IOPSpark over the course of the academic year.
All such IOP material can be found on IOPSpark, providing free access to over 2,000 physics teaching resources.