Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Overall Winners - Bishop Wordsworth's School 'A' Team
Fieldwork - St Cuthbert Mayne School
Presentation - Bishop Wordsworth's School 'B' Team
Monday, 28 September 2009
Climate Change walks are being offered by a company in Switzerland. The tour shows the likely impacts of climate change in a glacial valley. Saw it on Newsround this morning while getting the kids ready for school...
Oxfam are holding a series of REGIONAL CONFERENCES in the next month or so.
October’s programme of conferences will focus on the human impact of climate change, and the significance of the forthcoming UN climate change conference to be held in Copenhagen this December.
Learners will be challenged to understand the politics behind this controversial and contemporary human crisis, and work towards a young people’s declaration to go to politicians in the lead-up to the Copenhagen summit.
When and Where
Conferences are taking place in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Manchester.
At each event we will host up to 4 delegates from 25 schools in the local area, and attendance is free of charge
All delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 4 workshops on the following topics:
Inspiring action in your school and community
Influencing decision makers
Understanding the issues
Campaigning to get what you want
Reserve Your Place
If you would like to express interest in attending one of these conferences, or discuss in more detail, please contact your nearest regional Youth & Schools Campaigner:
Birmingham Conference, Monday 12 October
Tel 0121 634 3611
Manchester Conference, Monday 19 October
Tel 0161 234 2793
London Conference, Thursday 22 October
Tel 0207 802 9981
Bristol Conference, Friday 16 October
Tel 0117 916 6475
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Regional Cross Curricular Conferences
This series of events is designed to help subject leaders to understand how subject areas can work together effectively to deliver the New Secondary Curriculum.
Each event will showcase ways of working together across a range of different subject areas.The GEOGRAPHY events are outlined below, along with the subjects that we have been 'placed' with for the purpose of the events.
To book your free delegate place please go to the link below and complete the online booking form by the 30th October 2009, as places are limited
(please click on the region you wish to attend)
Art & Design, Citizenship, Design & Technology, Geography and Physical Education
Art & Design, Citizenship, Design & Technology, Geography and Physical Education
Eastern Friday 9th October 09 Huntingdon Marriott
East Midlands Thursday 22nd October 09
South West Wednesday 4th November 09
North East Tuesday 26th January 10 Life Conference & Banqueting
Yorkshire & Humberside Wednesday 10th February 10 Metropole
West Midlands Monday 1st March 10 Holiday Inn
South East Thursday 11th March 10 Wooton House, Dorking
For more details, there is a helpline on 0118 902 1506
On the day, you will meet either Angus Willson or David Rayner (possibly even me...) and be shown a range of projects as well as have time to plan a possible cross curricular event.
Apologies for dreadful formatting on this post...
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Picture by Claire McCallum from HERE
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
The tagline was "Normal for Norfolk", which has sometimes been used in a negative sense, but is being turned into a positive here.
The GeoCommunity conference is taking place this week at Stratford on Avon.
Charter has just been launched online, and can be read HERE, along with other information about the project.
“To encourage and support innovation for social, economic and environmental benefit through the use of geography”
GeoVation’s aims shall be to:
- promote the use of geography in innovation
- make innovating with geography easier
- provide support to new innovations that use geography by connecting people with geographic expertise to those who require it in realising their objectives.
GeoVation’s activities shall be to:
- maintain an online and offline presence to support Member activities
- run an annual competition to act as a catalyst for innovation
- provide talks and meetings for members to meet each other
- hold an annual Meeting
- promote the aims of GeoVation.
Relationship to Ordnance Survey
Whilst GeoVation is founded and currently financially supported by Ordnance Survey as the founding sponsor, it’s mission is to: “encourage and support innovation for social, economic and environmental benefit through the use of all geography”; not just the products and services of Ordnance Survey.
GeoVation is an Ordnance Survey initiative that is funded and managed by Ordnance Survey with input from external Champions.
Stuffed and Starved
Monday, 21 September 2009
A conference for level 3 students of Geography, Humanities, Sociology and Health Studies.
Danny Dorling and colleagues John Pritchard and Dan Vickers from SASI were present, and presented on the issue of Social Inequality, using images from WORLDMAPPER and talking about their work.
Arctic Survey Education is produced in association with Polar explorer Pen Hadow.
It contains a range of resources on themes related to surviving in, and exploring the Arctic.
STAGE 1: Early idealism
- Strong ideas about what you want to do.
- Feeling that everything is possible.
- Belief that relationship with pupils will determine effectiveness as a teacher.
STAGE 2: Personal survival
- Detecting and fitting in with routines and expectations.
- Wanting to be "seen" as a teacher.
- Establishing classroom control.
STAGE 3: Dealing with difficulties
- Beginning to make sense of what is happening in the classroom and identifying solutions.
- Concern shifts from personal survival to survival "as a teacher".
STAGE 4: Hitting a plateau
- Solving problems such as behaviour management and organisation.
- Feeling that you are mastering teaching and beginning to enjoy it.
- Enthusiasm for new teaching styles wanes.
STAGE 5: Moving on
- Understanding the role and responsibility of being a professional educator.
- Willing to try out new teaching styles and take on more responsibilities.
- Willing to move if your school doesn't offer you these opportunities.
Which stage are you at ?
Saturday, 19 September 2009
- Organic farming & pesticide use
- Impact of quotas and removal of setaside
- Issues of staffing
- Impact of recession and rising prices of fuel and other costs
- Profitability of pig farming
- The difficulties of running a small-scale operation
Friday, 18 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
GA Powerpoint - September 2009
Your registration fee includes refreshments, buffet lunch and full access to lectures, workshops, forums, the resources exhibition and day-time receptions. There will be no additional fee for attending workshops, but pre-booking is advisable as places are limited.
Free student registration
Free registration is available to all full-time and PGCE students. Please attach proof of your student status, e.g. photocopy of your NUS card, with your completed booking form. Online booking for students is available but proof of status will be required by email, fax or post.Bookings cannot be processed without this proof. Please note: student registration does not include lunch, however there are several outlets situated within the exhibition area where you can purchase hot and cold food.
The Geographical Association welcomes delegates from outside the UK.
Valid until 31 Dec 2009
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Image by Flickr user papalamour made available under Creative Commons License
Marston's Brewery Tour
Thursday 8 April, 19:30, Marston's Brewery
This visit commences at 19:30 with a guided tour of the Brewhouse, Burton Union System and Bottling Plant. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to sample 4 x ½ pints of Marston's Ales before tucking in to bangers and mash and a hot pudding with custard! The price of £20 includes all of the above plus return transport. A cash sale bar will also be available and the evening will end at 22:30. A coach will leave the Hallmark Hotel at 19:00.
Finally making some progress on the fabled "Geography of Brewing and Distilling" unit....
How could you do this in a non-digital way ?
John Davitt recently used clingfilm and felt tip pens as a lo-tech solution...