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General Discussion / GCSE and A level results mapped
« Last post by Kate Russell on March 16, 2019, 04:20:29 PM »
Ofqual analytics presents a selection of data in an engaging and accessible way by using interactive visualisations. GCSE and A level results in map format - can select specific subjects.
https://analytics.ofqual.gov.uk/
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General Discussion / Re: VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes - free resource
« Last post by Des on March 10, 2019, 09:42:37 AM »
Hi All,

This resource has just been updated with additional virtual field trips and a refreshed design.

'How to...' videos and additional worksheets remain on the to-do list. Later this year, I'll be adding 360 degree videos of supraglacial environments (meltwater channels etc) and additional virtual field trips.

I'm running a workshop at this year's GA Conference. Please do come along if you want to find out more.

Best wishes,
Des
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General Discussion / Re: Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
« Last post by htdavies on February 24, 2019, 10:06:11 AM »
Fairtrade Foundation

@FairtradeUK
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Lots of Fairtrade info on twitter.

Make a difference to the lives of others by using #Fairtrade baking ingredients.

Here's a list of some Fairtrade ingredients to use in your next bake >>
(link: http://bit.ly/2SUDM6Y)
bit.ly/2SUDM6Y

Why not share pics of your Fairtrade bake? Just use the hashtag #SheDeserves.

#FairtradeFortnight
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General Discussion / Re: Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
« Last post by htdavies on February 23, 2019, 03:08:28 PM »
Just a reminder about Fairtrade Fortnight. Some free resources available here:
http://shop.fairtrade.org.uk/fairtrade-fortnight-2019
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North Staffs GA Branch

Professor Fiona Tweed at Staffs University on Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm.

‘Fire, ice, ash and floods - exploring the impacts of Iceland’s volcanoes’

Here is a summary of what to expect:
Iceland is a spectacular and dynamic geological showcase, providing us with a fantastic opportunity to examine rifting, volcanism and earthquake activity. Over the last decade, events in Iceland have highlighted the trans-boundary nature of hazards from ice-volcano interactions and emphasised their impacts, locally, nationally and internationally. This talk will describe and explain key aspects of Iceland’s volcanic setting. A range of Icelandic volcanic eruptions will be used to illustrate the diversity of hazards and impacts generated by Iceland’s volcanic activity. Some of the challenges associated with managing risks from Icelandic volcanic hazards will be discussed, particularly in the context of new research on the potential impacts of future eruptions and the implications for the UK.
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General Discussion / Re: North Staffs GA Branch
« Last post by Kate Russell on January 31, 2019, 12:48:21 PM »
Professor Fiona Tweed at Staffs University on Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm.

‘Fire, ice, ash and floods - exploring the impacts of Iceland’s volcanoes’

Here is a summary of what to expect:
Iceland is a spectacular and dynamic geological showcase, providing us with a fantastic opportunity to examine rifting, volcanism and earthquake activity. Over the last decade, events in Iceland have highlighted the trans-boundary nature of hazards from ice-volcano interactions and emphasised their impacts, locally, nationally and internationally. This talk will describe and explain key aspects of Iceland’s volcanic setting. A range of Icelandic volcanic eruptions will be used to illustrate the diversity of hazards and impacts generated by Iceland’s volcanic activity. Some of the challenges associated with managing risks from Icelandic volcanic hazards will be discussed, particularly in the context of new research on the potential impacts of future eruptions and the implications for the UK.
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Delighted to announce the launch of STC Escapes - a series of adventure holidays and cultural journeys for teachers. It's a whole new kid-free way for teachers to travel the world and we think it could make your year! 

Sign up now & save ££'s with our New Year Offer! Kicking off 2019 with Morocco, Kenya & Vietnam - with plans for more destinations in 2020. Come alone and join a group of other teachers, or bring your own group of colleagues and friends.

Find out more at: https://www.thestc.co.uk/escapes
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Promotions / Primary CPD courses from the GA!
« Last post by irichardson on January 22, 2019, 11:15:39 AM »
Coming up in March from the GA, these courses are aimed at primary geography teachers and geography subject leaders, and help you make the most out of your sessions, with new ideas to integrate geography into your curriculum and give pupils a chance to investigate their local environment.


Literacy through geography  London - 5 March 2019

In order to be judged as ‘outstanding’, Ofsted requires schools to demonstrate high levels of literacy. This course will demonstrate how geography can encourage pupils to engage with literacy, providing you with ideas to develop a rich and relevant curriculum which will give pupils excellent educational experiences. It will explore geography through stories, consider the use of images to develop speaking and listening, and think about sharing and justifying opinions in geography. Opportunities for outdoor work will also be examined, promoting relevant, real-world learning. We will trial the various activities and discuss how they might be adapted for use with your own pupils and school setting.

Aims of the course:

  • Understand how geography can support and enhance literacy.
  • Discover a range of geographical activities that will help pupils to develop their literacy skills.
  • Discuss and share ideas for developing literacy through geography with other primary teachers.
  • Find out how to develop useful resources that support outstanding geography and literacy.

To find out more and book online, click here >>> https://bit.ly/2QFZTZY


Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum  London - 6 March 2019

Urban environments offer diverse, dynamic settings packed full of 'living geography' and stimulating contexts for purposeful geographical enquiry, no matter what the weather or season. This practical course will explore the use of urban areas for primary geography fieldwork, update your geography know-how and demonstrate how to meet the fieldwork requirements in the geography National Curriculum.

Aims of the course:

  • Feel more confident in using urban environments as a setting for high-quality fieldwork.
  • Understand how to interpret and use the National Curriculum to achieve high-quality geographical enquiry in the locality.
  • Find out more about using of maps and other media to present fieldwork findings.
  • Consider questions about planning for and progression in fieldwork across the primary phase.
  • Take away a range of ideas to support your teaching.

To find out more about this course and book a place, click here >>> https://bit.ly/2T7JOgm
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General Discussion / Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
« Last post by htdavies on January 17, 2019, 11:23:34 PM »

25 February – 10 March 2019
For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year Fairtrade Fortnight focuses on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much.
Some resources here
https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/34052/-/1
Pupils always love a few stickers too!
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General Discussion / Re: Help- Christmas Quiz 2018??
« Last post by Kate Russell on December 30, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »
Sorry - too late for this year but worth bookmarking for 2019 - Geography Geek generally produces a quiz
http://geographygeek.co.uk/other_stuff.html#quiz
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