The AIP QLD branch would like to congratulate Shane McDonald, from St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School who was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Prize for 2020 . Shane was awarded the 2020 prize, due to the range and depth of work he has displayed across all the criteria the award is assessed upon. This criteria includes:
- promoting student interest in physics by providing an environment that stimulates student curiosity and learning,
- using, developing or writing innovative instructional materials and new technologies and approaches to the teaching of Physics,
- be a positive role model or mentor for other teachers of physics
- participate in professional development activities in science as a facilitator and continued development as an effective science educator, with a focus on physics.
Do you know a deserving Physics teacher in Queensland you would like to nominate for this award in 2021?
In other news, the 2019 winner Richard Walding was acknowledged for receipt of his Excellence in Physics Teaching Award in a ceremony earlier in 2020. Moreton Bay College has kindly shared this ceremony and the presentation of the award. The ceremony can be viewed at the AIP YouTube channel or below.