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Teachers' CPD

Most events can be booked online, and must be paid for in advance. You will be prompted to register to book online if you have not used the system before. School Members should register a new free individual account using the link 'I am not an individual member of the Society'; it is not possible to use School Member login details for online bookings.

Spaces are still available on all of these courses unless stated otherwise. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that bookings will not be taken in the three working days before the event, or on the day of the event.

"Genuinely the most important, most exciting INSET I have ever attended...a world of opportunities!"
- Geography teacher at our Introduction to Esri ArcGIS Online course, March 2014 

"This has been the most enjoyable, entertaining and useful learning experience I have ever been on in my eight-year career."
- Teacher at our Fieldwork CPD weekend, 2012

"Because of the Digimap (training) we're now doing a lot more mapping of the school and the area around the school - that's been really good."
- Geography teacher Caroline Freedman



 Data Skills in Geography CPD Events

We are running a number of CPD events as part of the Data Skills in Geography project. Further information 


 Fieldwork and expeditions CPD Events

Geography Outdoors runs a range of CPD events aimed at supporting teachers to plan and carry out learning outside the classroom. Further information 

September 2017

 Physical Geography Fieldwork Day for A Level, University of Derby

The University of Derby, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), are running a Physical Geography Fieldwork Day for geography teachers, aiming to support the provision of local fieldwork and to introduce different fieldwork techniques.

The day will include a strong focus on map work and map reading, and will introduce teachers to taster-projects that could be used to generate data for further analysis in the classroom. The fieldwork day will take place in the Burbage area of the Peak District, and will be free of charge.

  Saturday 23 September 2017

 Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
 Location: Burbage, Peak District
 Cost: Free

Booking is essential. Please email Maryam at
m.sdraper@rgs.org for further details and to reserve your place.


 Looking ahead at GCSE Geography and History: getting the best results

  Tuesday 26 September 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 10.00am-4.00pm. Doors open from 9.00am
 Cost: Members £120, non members £190, concessions (trainee and NQT) £90. All prices include VAT and lunch

One year on from the new GCSEs, this event focuses on addressing issues and providing support and ideas for History and Geography. The event includes a keynote lecture from Philip Smith, Ofsted's National Lead, as well as subject keynotes and workshops directly addressing issues around GCSE such as embedding data skills.

Book your place and see the full programme (PDF) (will be updated as speakers are confirmed)

In association with the Historical Association


School Members Lecture - Governing the oceans: How (almost) everything you own moves from A to B

 Wednesday 27 September 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 5.15pm-6.30pm (doors open at 4.30pm)
 Cost: Free to School Members, places must be booked in advance

Speaker: Dr Kimberley Peters, University of Liverpool

An opportunity for our School Members to experience our popular lecture series.

Geography is a traditionally landlocked discipline. But what might we learn by looking outwards to the sea, rather than inwards to the land? Almost everything we own – from the shoes on our feet to the phones in our pockets – will have travelled in a ship across the oceans. The seas and oceans are central to our daily lives. Yet they are often invisible to us and we have little knowledge of how exactly things move from A to B. This lecture voyages out to sea to explore the hidden worlds of seas and oceans, asking how these global spaces are governed and the politics behind how everyday items seamlessly reach our shores.

Booking details
Booking for this event is now open. These events are no longer ticketed. Instead, a list of booked names will be monitored on the door on arrival. Places can be requested by emailing Claire at c.brown@rgs.org. We are asking schools to please be reasonable with the number of places they request for these free lectures. In order to prevent block booking by schools that subsequently do not use their full booking allocation thus preventing other schools from attending, we will be closely monitoring the use of booked places by each school. If we find that your school has booked far more places than it uses on the day, we may be forced to limit your school's booking allocation at future lectures. Young Geographer Members may also book a place to attend these lectures.

October 2017

 Outdoor Learning Conference

  Wednesday 4 October 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 9.30am-3.30pm
 Cost: £100 (inc VAT) per delegate

Using the school grounds to deliver challenging learning and teaching and SMSC across curriculum topics including Geography, Literacy, Mathematics, History, Art and Science for EYFS – Year 6.

More information (PDF)

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.

In association with Naturesbase

 


 Subject Knowledge Update: Urban water security

  Wednesday 18 October 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 5pm - 7pm (doors open from 4.30pm)
 Cost: Members £35, Non-members £45 (refreshments included)

This session will address the new core A Level theme of “Changing Places” with a focus on sustainable urban development in both the developed and the developing worlds, with particular attention to water-related hazards and opportunities. The first part of the session will focus on introducing the key concepts of infrastructure, hydrosocial cycle, water-energy-food nexus and resilience. The second part of the session will present case studies from different cities around the world, including Australia, the UK, USA, Brazil, South Africa, India and China. 

Professor Chad Staddon is an economic geographer focussing on urban water services and infrastructure resilience.  Mr Nick Smith is Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning working primarily infrastructure, major projects and the urban environment. Both teach at UWE.

Further information (PDF)

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.

November 2017

 Festival of Geography, in association with OCR

  Wednesday 1 November 2017

  Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
  Time: 10.00am-4.10pm
  Cost: £220 per delegate. RGS-IBG Members (including School Members) are eligible for a reduced rate of £175. Please email
c.brown@rgs.org to apply for this discount.

This one day course delivered in association with OCR has been designed to inspire, engage and support teachers with the new OCR AS / A Level geography content. The aims of the day include:

  • Explore approaches to new topics through a series of workshops to bring the content to life
  • Workshops will be interactive, here teachers can engage with a variety of materials and online resources
  • Case studies and examples will be introduced and discussed at a range of scales across the globe 
  • For topics to be ‘unpacked’ by teachers for teachers with lots of ideas and teaching and learning resources to ‘take away’


 Secondary Geography TeachMeet - fully booked

  Wednesday 8 November 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
 Cost: Free, booking required

A TeachMeet is an informal gathering of like-minded teachers coming together to present to, and learn from one another's classroom practice including practical innovations and personal insights in teaching. Participants volunteer to demonstrate good practice they've delivered over the past year, or discuss a product that enhances classroom practice. TeachMeet events are open to all and do not charge an entry fee.

You can book as either a presenter (6 minutes max per teacher to present an idea- limited places) or just to attend to hear the speakers.

Places must be booked online.


 Survival Geography

  Monday 13 November 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 9.30am-3.00pm
 Cost: £100 (inc VAT) per delegate

Aimed at Prep Schools, this event will focus on a range of outdoor learning and teaching activities linked to a variety of subjects, as well as SMSC. It will also serve as a model which colleagues can use to plan and resource their own outdoor learning enquiries in the school grounds and local area.

More information (PDF)

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.

In association with Naturesbase and IAPS  

 


 ArcGIS Online Conference

  Wednesday 15 November 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
 Cost: £25 (inc VAT) per delegate, includes lunch

A full day conference exploring the classroom use of Esri's ArcGIS Online product, which is now free for schools. The day will include demonstrations, hands on opportunities, links to fieldwork and data collection, and input from teachers using the product to enhance their teaching.

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.

In association with Esri UK


 Subject Knowledge Update: Forests, Carbon and the Water Cycle 

 Monday 20 November 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Doors open from 4.30pm
 Cost: Members £35, Non-members £45 (refreshments included)

Exploring core themes for the new A Level geography specifications, students must have knowledge, skills and understanding of these topics. This session will provide information for effective teaching for higher grades, assessment advice and support.

More information (PDF)

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.


 Subject Knowledge Update: Soils

  Monday 27 November 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 5pm - 7pm (doors open from 4.30pm)
 Cost: Members £35, Non-members £45 (refreshments included)

This event is being run in association with the British Society of Soil Science. Further information will be posted in due course.

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.

Contact us

Unless otherwise stated, please contact Claire Brown on +44(0)20 7591 3053 or email c.brown@rgs.org.

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