An interesting article to read:
Thanks Jacinda for these awesome Geography songs you could use in the classroom.
NZQA posted these the other day – some changes and things to note:
Level 1 – It states that candidates can use ONE case study for ENE if they want, but candidates must refer to how the ENE affects different parts of the environment. The Maori concept of Taonga will be assessed in the skills and this will be NZ based.
Level 2 – This is all very general. The skills will also be NZ based and each standard makes reference to Maori concepts as well as key concepts.
Level 3 – States that this years format of one question will be continued and that the will be written based with maps /diagrams to support it. Skills also will be NZ based!
Scholarship – The biggest change of all! For the first time we are to be given the topic (Urbanization, urban settlements and urban growth) so students can do some background reading.
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!