Welcome back everyone for another exciting year of Geography teaching.

After a decent summer break, AGTA are back and rearing to get on with the important job of supporting Geography teachers to excel in the classroom. As always, we will be sharing with you relevant links, useful resources you can implement in your teaching, along with professional development, practice exams, support and advice.

If you are an already an existing member, it’s time to renew your membership.

If you aren’t an existing member of AGTA, now’s the time to join!

Follow this link to register your school’s interest in joining the AGTA for 2020. Rates will be confirmed at the 2020 AGM on Wednesday, 18th March at Hobsonville Point Secondary School.

Digital Technologies and Senior Geography

Teachers of Senior Geography of two years or more: I am currently doing a MEd and my research area is looking at digital technologies and how they are used in Senior Geography. I am looking for participants who are willing to share their perceptions and experiences with regards to how digital technologies are used in the Senior Geography Classroom and the impacts on teaching and learning.

If you are interested please contact me via email, (ahogan@mcauleyhigh.school.nz) for further information.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our End of Year Conference last Friday. A great day was had by all and many of us left with a greater appreciation of the storytelling that takes place in cartography, GIS, as well as a few tips and tricks to test out in the classroom next year.

A very special thanks to our keynote speakers Ana Krpo, Jane Evans and Chris McDowall for their engaging presentations. Thanks also to Steve Smith, Kira Clark, Gill Hanna, Mary Robinson and Heather Roberts for leading purposeful, relevant and interesting workshops on a variety of topics.

On another note, thank you to each and every one of our members who has participated in a cluster meeting, competition or Facebook discussion this year. Thank you to everyone who has shared a resource to the website or helped out a fellow Geographer in need of advice or support. You all help make the community of New Zealand Geographers one worth being a part of.

Have a restful, relaxing summer holiday and we look forward to working with you and supporting you next year to continue being excellent Geography educators.

Mā te wā,

Aidan, Heather, Hannah, Mary, Eleanor, Mallory, Gill, Michelle, Jane, Briar, Holly – AGTA Committee 2019