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General Discussion / Rich and Poor Divide: Drone photos
« Last post by Kate Russell on December 30, 2018, 04:34:29 PM »
Great photos to generate discussion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-45257901
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Promotions / Upcoming CPD courses from the GA in the new year!
« Last post by irichardson on December 20, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »




Revising and reviewing for geography at GCSE and A level
This course is aimed at teachers of GCSE and A level geography

How can we support our GCSE and A level geography students in reviewing and revising content and skills both throughout and at the end of their courses?  This course will consider evidenced based ideas related to learning and memory and how these can be applied in geography lessons.  Delegates will have the opportunity to share ideas and consider how ideas can be used in their own contexts. This course will build upon ideas from the GA GCSE Geography Revision Toolkit.

Aims
•   Explore evidenced based ideas related to learning and memory
•   Apply ideas to GCSE and A level geography lessons
•   Share ideas and consider how they can be adapted to suit specific contexts

This course will take place in London - Monday 4 February 2019.
Book your place here! >>> https://bit.ly/2T79Dgv


A level subject update: global systems and glaciated landscapes
Aimed at teachers of secondary geography

This course, led by Katie Willis (Professor of human geography, Royal Holloway University) and Richard Waller (Senior lecturer in physical geography, Keele University) will provide a subject update for teachers of A level or IB geography.  The morning session will focus on global systems and global governance.  It will outline global governance as a concept, give an overview of mechanisms relating to migration and development and provide up-to-date case studies that can be used with students in the classroom.  Glaciated landscapes will be the focus of the afternoon session.  This will discuss glacial formation, processes and diversity before focusing on the relevance of these landscapes to society and opportunities for fieldwork.

This course will take place in London - Tuesday 5 February 2019.
Book your place here! >>> https://bit.ly/2GwEmBX


Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography
Aimed at primary geography subject leaders

This course will help you develop stimulating geography teaching and learning that will inspire and enthuse both pupils and members of staff. We will consider what constitutes high-quality geographical knowledge and skills, and how to plan for and evidence it. Taking a wider view, we will investigate how aspects of SMSC and British values can be taught in the context of geography and how fieldwork can support effective geography teaching and learning.

Aims
•   Explore outstanding teaching and learning in geography
•   Develop a deeper understanding of what assessment in geography looks like
•   Assess pupils’ learning and plan for improvement
•   Evaluate and plan for whole-school development in the subject
•   Help staff to better support wider issues such as SMSC, British values and the global dimension
•   Develop a deeper understanding of the role of fieldwork in geography

This course will take place in Manchester - Wednesday 6 February 2019.
Book your place here! >>> https://bit.ly/2PQZ0Mw


For more information about other upcoming courses, teaching resources and to find out more about the GA's Annual Conference 2019 in Manchester, visit our website: www.geography.org.uk

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General Discussion / Re: Help- Christmas Quiz 2018??
« Last post by thalweg on December 18, 2018, 07:47:07 PM »
I have a quiz usual Mrs B format from several years ago.  100 questions with two music rounds  might be too big to send  with e mail hive me uour e-mail address and i will send it to you

susan
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General Discussion / Help- Christmas Quiz 2018??
« Last post by EcoDeaco on December 17, 2018, 10:30:24 AM »
Hello Everyone,

This is a plea for anyone who's created a 2018 Christmas quiz this term- would you be willing to share or if you have found one (that doesn't cost money- please send me the link)?

Thanks in advance if anyone replies :)

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General Discussion / Re: VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes - free resource
« Last post by Des on December 13, 2018, 06:48:25 PM »
Hi All,

The worksheet for the Moiry Valley virtual field trip is now available for download from the website. It currently exists as a PDF, but a Word version will be provided in due course.

If you use the resource, I'd be grateful for any feedback.

Best wishes,
Des

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Hi all,

You may or may not have been made aware of a free nation-wide CPD opportunity from the Geographical Association regarding "Critical Thinking for Achievement". I'm running the training for teachers in Norfolk and Suffolk, but I’m finding that word isn’t getting around, or that aspects about it are getting lost in translation.

So please can I have your help to promote this and share in your networks? It's not often we get direct funding from the DfE to deliver training for free - and simply, if we don't use it, we'll lose it.

Schools rated OFSTED 3 or 4 in the Govt's 12 Opportunity Areas or in the DfE's Cat 5/6 districts have priority. Schools rated 1 or 2 within those target areas are welcome to register and may be given places if circumstances merit.

If want further official details from the GA, see here: https://www.geography.org.uk/Critical-thinking-for-achievement/

If you are in Norfolk or Suffolk, you can sign up for the training I'll be delivering at the University of East Anglia (UEA) here: http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/event/teacher-cpd-critical-thinking-part-1-on-behalf-of-the-ga/

The training is available to our primary colleagues too, so please share with via your cluster links.

Thanks in advance!
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Promotions / FIELDWORK in Spain - FREE teachers inspection trip APRIL 2019
« Last post by Geofieldwork Ltd on November 15, 2018, 08:20:00 PM »
Come to Spain at Easter to learn about the amazing GCSE, IGCSE and A Level field study courses that we are running on the Costa Brava and in Almeria.

We are offering FREE half board accommodation for 3 nights in a 3 star hotel plus 2 full days of fieldwork.

6th to 9th April 2019

Our field studies units include coasts, rivers, tectonic hazards, place studies and Arid / Deserts (in Almeria).

This trip is being run by Geofieldwork Ltd and is being hosted by SunSports Tours and Tournaments.

Please have a look at our website and get in touch if you would like to know more!

https://www.geofieldworkltd.com

We also run residential field study courses in the UK -
coasts, carbon and water cycle and diverse places in West Dorset and Hampshire
and
coasts, regenerating places and glacial landscapes in NW Scotland.

Please follow us on Twitter @GeofieldworkLtd

Hope to see you soon!
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Promotions / GA CPD Course - Preparing students for GCSE fieldwork exams - London
« Last post by irichardson on November 01, 2018, 01:53:05 PM »
This course focuses on preparing students for the fieldwork component of the new GCSE specifications. Relevant to all specifications, it will suggest practical strategies for writing-up, revising and assessing fieldwork

Aims and outcomes:
  • Discuss what quality geography fieldwork looks like at GCSE
  • Share good practice, ideas and resources to prepare students for their exams
  • Explore practical strategies for writing-up, revising and assessing fieldwork
For more information, or to book your place on this course, click the link below >>>
https://bit.ly/2QbuHRA
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General Discussion / Re: Blood sweat and t-shirts
« Last post by Julesh on October 17, 2018, 07:59:01 AM »
Hi, that's great.

Is there any way I oould send some DVD's to you.

Many thanks

Jules
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... in Geography (the NEA)

This one-day event will enable teachers to gain feedback on the first cycle assessment of the Independent Investigation (or Non-Examined Assessment – NEA), a requirement common to all four English Geography A level specifications, as well as those in Wales. This event will enable teachers to:
- Receive feedback from across the four Awarding Bodies about the assessment of the NEA
- Review examples of good practice from summer 2018
- Reflect on lessons learned from the first cycle of NEA assessment
- Reflect on the principles underpinning the NEA
- Consider the implications for planning and organising fieldwork to meet the requirements of the NEA
- Review and evaluate what makes a good student proposal, using the experience from summer 2018, and how these might be strengthened
- Consider good primary and secondary sources of data collection
- Analyse the implications of the mark scheme for getting the best from students.

Because the NEA is a common requirement with standard regulations, this course will suit teachers from any of the four new 2016 specifications.

For more information and to book your place, click the link below:
https://bit.ly/2p4Vx1U
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