Mar 02

Testimonials

“Thank you very much, honestly AGTA has been the greatest help I have found as a geography teacher. Really appreciate the resources and usefulness of the website. Being the only Geo teacher in my region its great connecting with others.”   – Aidan Bonisch, Buller High School

“The resources on the website, the FB posts, the courses you offer and the support you give is excellent. Thank-you” 

“The resources provided are awesome, likewise the workshops that are organized and the exams – absolutely invaluable”. – Laura Edwards, Dilworth

“The resources, exam questions we can use for formative exams, courses, links to interesting information relevant to our subject, scholarship lectures, easy to ask advice and questions are great, and everyone is friendly and approachable” – Justine McIntosh, Long Bay College

Thanks again for the work you do with AGTA. – Colette Budler, Kingsway School

“We had awesome feedback regarding your PD so thank you very much!!!! Hope you were not too tired after traveling the length of the country twice in a day!” – Simon Cushen, King’s High School, Dunedin

“Thanks for hosting me at your school and sharing your resources with me -it’s surprising how similar (and how different) geography teaching and learning is in Australia and NZ.” – Barb Hunt, Adelaide

And why you should join the committee “Coming on to the AGTA has built my confidence in teaching to such a great extent and I feel lucky for being around such knowledgeable, experienced teachers.” – Hannah Wood, Secretary

Feb 23

Endorsement

Hey there

Last year my students did well in terms of achievement and merit endorsement but in all 3 levels failed to reach the “target” for excellence endorsement. So this is an obvious area I would like to develop. My question is does anyone have any strategies that may be of use?

Cheers

Adam

Feb 23

Tropical Cyclones

Does anyone have a level 1 internal assessment i could use for Tropical Cyclones. I have been teaching earthquakes for the last few years and decided it was time for a change. My email address is: gaitken@tearohacollege.school.nz

Cheers

Grant Aitken – Te Aroha College

 

Feb 10

How do you start the year at your school?

What things do you do to introduce Geography to your students?

Share your ideas here! We would love to know your thoughts.

I showed my class the map that IKEA are selling  (with no NZ on it) and we discussed whether this was a good thing or not. We had a good discussion.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12202300

Also, showed them this

and, we also looked at:

Was quite fun!

 

 

Feb 03

Annual General Meeting….

Date: Thursday, 14 March at 4.30pm

Venue: St. Cuthbert’s College

Agenda:

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  3. Chairperson’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Ratification of Subscriptions
  6. Election of Officers
  7. A.O.B

Nominations are called for, for the officers and committee for 2019.  These must include the name of the nominee, nominator and seconder.  Nominations should be emailed to this email address no later than 9am on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Please note – we are looking for more committee members and a chairperson.

 Please note parking will be available in the underground car park on Market Rd.

AGM Minutes 2018

Jan 14

Are you ready for the new year?

Please let us know what you need for the new year and we’ll see if we can find/supply them.

It might be a new idea for assessment. A different or new field trip destination. A booklist. A way to teach a topic or a plan outline.

We are all here to help each other – let’s make 2019 the best ever.