Apr 11

New to Teaching Geography? Workshop: THURSDAY 23 MAY 2013

This workshop is intended to assist teachers “new to teaching geography” (either beginning teachers or those new to teaching geography). The course will include:

  • An overview of the NZ geography curriculum.
  • Interpretation of key terminology and the use of concepts.
  • Achievement standards – an overview.
  • Marking internals
  • Where to go for information – Cool websites and textbooks.
  • Some different ways to teach geography
  • Question and answers – there’s no such thing as a silly question.

Continue reading

Apr 09

East Auckland Cluster

The East Auckland Cluster meeting will be held at Pakuranga College on Wednesday 10 April. It will be in the same location as last time R6L – we will aim to start at 4:15pm. Please bring resources or links that you are willing to share. We can use this time to share, ask questions and sort out issues.

Looking forward to seeing you here today.

Apr 08

Courses to watch out for

The AGTA committee approved FOUR courses for 2013 at our last meeting.

Three of these will be in the afternoon from 3pm – 5.30pm – less relief required AND  lower registration cost for schools.

Watch your in box for details on these:

We will have the following:

1. Tips and ideas for Geography teachers – this course is aimed at “new” to NCEA geography teachers (Term 2)

2. Teaching Scholarship – things you could try with your students and programmes that work (Term 2)

3. Holistic marking for externals (Term 3)

4. Different ways teach geography in our schools – new ideas and approaches for teaching and learning in geography (Term 4)