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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teaching Physics in Grades 11 & 12 (BC)

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Late Winter 2021 Feb 22, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT953
  • CAN 735.00
  • 6 credits
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

We have all developed our own interpretations of how and why things happen in the world (or universe). Teaching physics can be exciting and engaging, especially when the conflicting situations are brought to life with dramatic demonstrations, or the complex is made clear with animations and simulations. High school students find it most engaging when they learn physics by doing physics.

Physics can be a challenging course to teach—unless you are well prepared! And this course is designed to do just that. You will be introduced to a student-centred, activity-based approach to teaching. You will examine the latest innovations in assessment, explore the potentials of integrating technology, and examine alternative pedagogical approaches. You will leave with a fully developed unit plan for one of the Big Ideas in the new physics curriculum, as well as a portfolio of resources developed by your peers.

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Application Requirements

B.C. Teaching Certification

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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