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Teachers' CPD

Some events can be booked online. Please note that your school member login details cannot be used to make online bookings. You need to register as an individual on the My Society webpage.

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 8 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

School Member Lecture: Cutting Edge Developments in Mapping Science - Jeremy Morley, Chief Geospatial Scientist, Ordnance Survey

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

Since its establishment over 220 years ago, Ordnance Survey has provided its mapping expertise to many sectors including academia, politics and the military. Come and Join us to hear Jeremy Morley, Chief Geospatial Scientist and head of education and research at Ordnance Survey talk about new developments in mapping and the challenges faced by leading geographers in this field.

Date: Monday 21 September 2016
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Time: 5.15pm–6.30pm. Doors open from 4.30pm
Cost: Free to School Members

Booking details

Booking for this event is now open. This event is ticketed and tickets will need to be shown by both students and teachers on the door. Tickets can be requested by emailing Harpreet at h.sanghera@rgs.org.
We are asking schools to please be reasonable with the amount of tickets they request for these free lectures. In order to prevent block booking by schools that subsequently do not use their full ticket allocation, thus stopping other schools from attending, we will be closely monitoring the use of the tickets we provide to each school. If we find that your school has booked far more tickets than it uses on the day, we may be forced to limit your school’s ticket allocation at future School Member lectures.

 Update me: Ordnance Survey teaching resources

This course is aimed at teachers at all Key Stages who are interested in developing spatial awareness skills primarily linked to the Geography curriculum. Ordnance Survey now provides a range of digital map data at no cost for use in schools.

Date: Monday 26 September 2016
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Laptops will be provided.
Costs: £35 Members (inc VAT), £45 (inc VAT) Non Members

  • Programme and booking form (PDF)
  • Booking Form (MS Word)

    This course is run in partnership with Ordnance Survey

     Subject Knowledge Update: Teaching about the UK at GCSE

    The spotlight on the UK for the 2016 GCSE qualifications presents an opportunity for teachers to enrich their knowledge relating to the human and physical geography of the UK. Through a focus on specific themes and places, delegates will consider teaching tools, case studies and activities.

    Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
    Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
    Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. 
    Costs: £35 Members (inc VAT), £45 (inc VAT) Non Members (lunch included)

    Full details of the course programme

     Data Skills in Geography CPD Events Summary

    7 October 2016 from 10.00am to 4.00pm at RGS-IBG
    Developing data skills for the new Geography specifications, in partnership with Pearson (edexcel)

    7-9 October 2016 at Juniper Hall,
    Fieldwork Weekend in partnership with the Field Studies Council

    11 October 2016 from 9.45am (doors open at 9.15am) to 3.45pm at RGS-IBG.
    Essential Data Skills, in partnership with AQA

    4 November 2016 from 5.00pm–7.00pm at RGS-IBG
    Update Me: Data Skills in Geography (repeat)

    24 November 2016 from 10.00am to 3.30pm at Juniper Hall
    Fieldwork skills in partnership with the Field Studies Council

    February 2017 (date to be confirmed) - full day
    CPD event in partnership with WJEC/Eduqas at 245 Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YX

    Further details. Please book online using a credit or debit card.

     Secondary TeachMeet 

    This event is aimed at teachers wishing to come together to learn from one another's practice including practical innovations and personal insights in teaching. Participants can volunteer to demonstrate good practice through registering to present, or you can come along to be inspired.

    Date: Wednesday 9 November 2016
    Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
    Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (presentations begin at 7.00pm). 
    Costs: Free (light refreshments provided)

    Places must be booked in advance. Book your place here. Queries about booking/ presenting should be directed to Mr David Rogers at drogersmm@me.com.

     Primary Geography Focus Day - Geography near & far at Key Stage 1 & 2

    An interactive day for primary teachers new to teaching geography as well as those with some experience. The day will focus on designing and resourcing challenging and progressive geography learning.

    Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
    Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
     9.00am-3.00pm (registration between 9-9.15am) 
    Costs: £100 Members (inc VAT), £180 (inc VAT) Non Members (lunch included)

    Full course programme.

    Contact us

    Unless otherwise stated, please contact Harpreet Sanghera on +44(0)20 7591 3053 or email h.sanghera@rgs.org.

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