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General Discussion / Re: Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Resources
« Last post by Kate Russell on January 30, 2018, 02:25:56 PM »
Thanks for the "heads up" - looks good!! :)
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General Discussion / Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 Resources
« Last post by htdavies on January 28, 2018, 10:18:13 AM »
Fairtrade Fortnight dates for 2018 are 26 February to 12 March. Resources (many are free and there are lots of downloadable resources) are available on the Fairtrade Foundation website which can be found here:
http://shop.fairtrade.org.uk/fairtrade-fortnight-2018


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Promotions / CPD Event from the GA: A level revision conference
« Last post by hbrookes on January 24, 2018, 12:01:20 PM »
Aimed at A level students in schools and colleges

This one-day event will enable A level students to kick-start their revision, offering sessions for all four core subject areas of the new A levels. The themes are common to all four English geography A level specifications, as well as WJEC (Wales). It will enable students to learn:
•   key knowledge and understanding in coastal landscapes, water and carbon cycles, changing places, and global governance
•   ‘tricky concepts’ that students sometimes struggle with in examination answers
•   key strategies for revision
•   skills in developing extended writing using guidance from experienced examiners
•   how to tackle questions and meet the requirements of the new mark schemes.

Because the core subject areas are a common requirement for all the A levels, this conference will suit students who are studying any of the 2016 specifications.

Manchester - Wednesday 21 March 2018
London - Friday 20 April 2018

More information and booking available at: http://www.geography.org.uk/cpdevents/gacpdcourses/alevelrevisionconference/
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Promotions / CPD Event from the GA: Secondary geography: From good to outstanding
« Last post by hbrookes on January 23, 2018, 04:37:22 PM »
This course will consider the Ofsted criteria for outstanding geography and provide support to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and 2016 GCSEs. You will reflect upon what you are currently trying to achieve for your students and critically assess the methods you employ. The course will review approaches to student progress, assessment without levels and enquiry learning at key stages 3 and 4. You will consider how to structure, plan and teach outstanding sequences of lessons, benchmark your current provision and decide what you need to do to move forward.

Birmingham - Wednesday 21 March 2018
London - Tuesday 3 July 2018

More information and booking available at: http://www.geography.org.uk/cpdevents/gacpdcourses/secondarygeography/
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General Discussion / Re: Thinking Skills Resource - Tourism in Iceland
« Last post by Kate Russell on January 22, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
Nice one!
Thank you Dan.
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Promotions / CPD Event from the GA: Literacy through geography
« Last post by hbrookes on January 18, 2018, 01:14:11 PM »
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.

London - Tuesday 20 March 2018

More information and booking available at: http://www.geography.org.uk/cpdevents/gacpdcourses/literacythroughgeography/
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Promotions / CPD event from the GA: Developing essential geographical skills
« Last post by hbrookes on January 04, 2018, 12:26:42 PM »
Aimed at geography students, trainees, early career teachers and NQTs

This one-day conference will support you in developing both your own and your students’ geographical skills. In a world of fake news, the keynote address (by Gapminder) and Workshop 1 will support a fact-based worldview which will encourage students to think critically about global trends and sustainable development. Workshop 2 focuses on developing your own skills by providing practical tips and advice from a recently qualified teacher, while Workshop 3 will provide support to enable the development of students’ spatial, graphical and statistical skills. The day will conclude by reflecting on and identifying the next steps in your professional learning.

London - Saturday 10 March 2018

More information and booking available at: http://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/gacpdcourses/developingskills/
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Job vacancies and job seekers / Re: Teaching vacancies in Staffordshire
« Last post by AdamHebrew on December 20, 2017, 05:34:10 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Geography as Art
« Last post by Kate Russell on December 19, 2017, 02:59:09 PM »
Fabulous! Thank you Anne.
Happy Christmas .... I bet you are really organised for your first "retired" Christmas!
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