AGTA would like to wish all our members and people involved with teaching Geography in New Zealand and around the world, a safe and Merry Christmas and New Year. We are looking forward to working with you all in 2014!!
Thank-you to all of you who attended the AGTA course “Doing things differently” yesterday at Kohia Teachers Centre.
Thanks especially to the presenters: Jane Evans, Steve Mouldey, Claire McKay, Amy Denis, Jean McCann, Jo Kerrigan, Lizzy Knight and Mary Robinson. You were all awesome.
The AGTA love running these courses and hope you all learnt a great deal, had time to catch up with old mates and do some “networking” and now have some great ideas for your geography classes in 2014.
Information from this day is all uploaded under the tag – professional learning.
A busy week for the geography students of New Zealand!
Level 2 on Thursday, Level 1 and 3 on Friday and Scholarship Geography on Saturday. What a busy week.
Hope the exams don’t trick your students too much. And that they are fair to all. Let us know how they go either here or on our FB page.
Good luck to everyone!
Enjoy doing something geographical over the break – go travelling, take a hike in our native bush, climb a mountain, ride a bike, sing a geography song, visit a beach, lie on the grass in a park, go somewhere you have never been, play geo guesser with a friend (show them how smart you are!), read, chill out with a wine or coffee. Take time for yourself!
I am off to China this weekend for two weeks. Plan on seeing lots of interesting things!
Thanks everyone for your support of AGTA so far this year!
How well do you know your neighbourhood?
Our 2013 report cards give you up-to-date information on the state of Auckland’s freshwater, marine, air and terrestrial environments, as well as reporting on the region’s demographics and quality of life.
Auckland Council (and the former councils) has been collecting information about our people and the environment for more than 30 years.
While we aren’t able to monitor everything, everywhere, our extensive monitoring programmes allow us to build a picture of the state of Auckland – both environmentally and socially.
You can find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, and the rest of Auckland, by reading the State of Auckland report cards. They are available to view online or download as a PDF.
TOUR TIME – is different from the usual school group Tour Operators, because we take care of everything.
Contact us and we can arrange your whole field trip/tour in New Zealand or worldwide from start to finish. Tour Time will spark imaginations and engage your students with the real world like never before. We’ll design the itinerary – with your input of course, take care of airfares, accommodation, meals, experiences, leisure time activities AND learning outcomes will be met. All students will be engaged and inspired like never before. Within New Zealand we also own and operate our own fleet of luxury coaches (NZ), we’ll even drive and manage your tour ourselves.
“YOUR ONE STOP TOUR SHOP” – You deal with one Company only and we’re on hand 24/7.”
We individually design every field trip/tour so you can make the most of the unique one-off opportunities that always seem to materialise when Tour Time is around. Because we’re involved every step of the way, we offer unparalleled flexibility. If you see something you would like to explore further, we can stay a little longer, if you want to move on, we can skip ahead.
There’s plenty of opportunity for spontaneity – and time to take advantage of unique opportunities that crop up along the way. Of course we have an itinerary and a schedule, but at the end of the day, it’s your field trip/tour, and your experiences will be like never before.
Attend this fun filled course whose aim is to share different things that are happening in Geography classrooms and departments across the region.
The course will have a series of workshops on the following:
Plan for the day
9-10am Part One: Different courses and programmes
· Different courses and programmes
· Guerilla Geography
10-11am Part Two: Assessments and ways of assessing
- Using seminars
- Newspapers and magazine articles
- Creating websites using Weebly and Wix
- Different assessment methods for various tasks within an assessment
11.30-12.30pm Part Three: Fieldtrips
- Queenstown/Waiheke/North Head
- QR code/Perception of connection
- Harbour cruise – looking at spatial/temporal patterns
1.30-2.30pm Part Four: Fun activities to involve in fieldtrips/the classroom
- Video activities
- Using google docs
- Video/Soc show
- Current events – bringing Geog into Junior Social Science
- Geoguessr /Geosetter/Geocaching
VENUE: Kohia Teachers Centre, Epsom Ave
TIME: 9.00am for a 9.15am start to 3.30pm.
COST: $40 per person – Includes morning tea and lunch
Registration form here: Doing things differently