Dorian's work for the Institute of Physics
I was on the Institute of Physics team that designed and ran a "National CPD" session for the Institute of Physics (mostly designed by 2 of us - I was one of the two presenting on the night and I designed my content exclusively!), supporting physics/science teachers in how to teach about the Earth & Space - including effective strategies for video lessons and remote learning. Over 150 teachers attended! (Note: the "National" CPD sessions are co-ordinated offerings, available to all physics teachers nationwide and publicised by IOP on their TalkPhysics events pages.)
I have worked with the Institute of physics team in the northwest to design and deliver a Regional CPD session on "Stars & the Universe", as a follow up to the National session. (once again, I was one of the two presenters - and I designed my content exclusively) Over 60 teachers attended (may have been more! I didn't make a note of the exact number...) and we are running a repeat of this session for teachers in the South region next week (Tuesday 7th at 2pm- let me know if you want a link for interested teachers to sign up!) (Note: the "Regional CPD" sessions are co-ordinated offerings, available to all physics teachers in the specified region and publicised by IOP on their TalkPhysics events pages)
Attended lots of CPD sessions to keep up to date with the latest developments in distance learning, in order to continually improve my practice and ensure our students get the best possible experience (I have attended 20+ hours of high quality CPD attended over the last few weeks - all contributing to improving teaching & learning, both remotely and back in the classroom)
Ran a CPD event on "Teaching electricity - remotely & not" for the Institute of Physics South regional day (30th June). Over 100 teachers attended, great feedback, blurb is here: "This session looks at ideas for teaching electricity remotely, including: simple safe practical tasks that students can carry out at home using everyday objects; exciting demonstrations and how to film them effectively for live streaming and/or recording; and how to use simulations to effectively illustrate tricky concepts and for students to carry out structured investigative learning (including how to get around low frame rates when screen sharing through video conferencing software!)"