Lots about to happen next term with the AGTA – note these dates in your diary now.
Course – Marking internals and externals using the 8 point marking system
Monday August 12th: 3.30pm to 5pm – Kohia
~ Tuesday 20th August, St Cuthbert’s College
Scholarship workshops for students
~ Wednesday 28th August 4-6 pm Clock Tower Building Room 039.
~ Wednesday 23rd October 4-6pm Old Government House Lecture Theatre
8 August – Central cluster
29 August – North shore cluster
Course – New and exciting Geography programmes in schools
Wednesday November 27th for full day course: 9am to 3pm. Kohia
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There are new examples of internals up for Level 1, some new websites to use with your classes, a re-organisation of resources and some fun ideas for promoting geography as we get into the season of encouraging students to do geography in 2014!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about Google Earth/Maps. Here is your chance. Google is offering free online classes later this month. Starting June 10 and running through June 24, Google will be offering free, online, self-paced courses on its mapping products Google Earth, Google Maps, and Maps Engine Lite. You will even have the opportunity to do Google Hangouts with experts in these applications. These courses are designed for those seeking a better understanding about how to get more out of these products. I hope that some young person out there will be spurred into a career in Cartography/Geography/GIS by taking these courses.
To register go to https://
Why do fieldwork ?
For decades, fieldtrips (whether local, residential or international) have been an integral part of the geography for students in secondary schools. Over the years, increasing pressure has been placed on teachers to vary or reduce the experiences they are able to offer students.
Increasing administration and risk assessment, which is of course of paramount importance, have added to the time pressures in an increasingly congested and competitive curriculum, and to this have now been added budgetary constraints and other requirements.
Despite this, and further internal school priorities, fieldwork in geography must not become a casualty. It is a vital and valuable component of the compulsory phase of every student’s Geography experience.
Read the article from the GA_FieldworkEntitlementGuidancev2