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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 

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CPD Update me: Esri ArcGIS Online for free

Esri UK'Update me' sessions are a series of evening events that focus on skills, pedagogy and educational updates. This session is a demonstration of Esri's new free online ArcGIS product. Find out more about what this free product can do and hear some ideas for embedding GIS into your teaching at all Key Stages.

Topic: Esri ArcGIS Online for free
Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
Format: Lecture style
Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £35 including VAT, non-members: £45 including VAT

Please note: This course is for teachers only.

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CPD Exciting Geography: Strategies and content for KS3 in Prep Schools

This course is for teachers who are new to teaching geography, or those who require ideas for making topics within the curriculum at KS3 more exciting and relevant. The course will provide innovative and up to date KS3 course material, along with ideas for field trips and examples of how to introduce and deliver topics in an interesting way.

Topic: KS3 in Prep Schools
Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm. Refreshments and lunch will be available.
Format: Lecture style
Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £100 including VAT, non-members: £180 including VAT

Please note: This session is presented from a Prep school perspective and is therefore only open to Prep schools

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CPD KS2 creative and practical physical geography

This CPD course supports teachers in their understanding and application of aspects of physical geography in the 2014 Key Stage 2 geography curriculum.

Topic: KS2 creative and practical physical geography
Date: Tuesday 2 December 2014
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 9.30am-3.30pm. Refreshments and lunch will be available.
Format: Workshop style
Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £100 including VAT, non-members: £180 including VAT

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CPD Subject Knowledge Update: The geography of technology

Nottingham Trent UniversitySubject Knowledge Updates are a series of evening sessions focusing on different themes, covering the information for teaching topics and providing up to date case study material and resources. This session will link information technology and social networking with a range of topics including globalisation, the shrinking world, population, development and conflict, TNCs and more.

Topic: The geography of technology
Date: Wednesday 3 December 2014
Venue: Brackenhurst Campus, Nottingham Trent University
Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
Format: Lecture style
Costs: Free. Funded by NTU.
Please note: This course is for teachers only.

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CPD Subject Knowledge Update: Russia

Subject Knowledge Updates are a series of evening sessions focusing on different themes, covering the information for teaching topics and providing up to date case study material and resources. This session will focus on Russia, a recent addition to the Key Stage 3 geography curriculum.

Date: Monday 19 January 2015
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
Format: Lecture style
Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £35 including VAT, non-members: £45 including VAT

  • Programme (PDF)
  • Booking form PDF | MSWORD 

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    CPD Exploring the new Key Stage 3 curriculum

    A full day conference that explores the recent changes to the KS3 geography curriculum, and offers support in planning and updating your schemes of work. It will also provide subject knowledge update sessions to ensure you are up to speed with some of the newer topics in the curriculum.

    Date: Friday 23 January 2015
    Venue: RGS-IBG, London
    Time: 10.00am-4.00pm. Refreshments and lunch will be available.
    Format: Lecture style
    Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £100 including VAT, non-members: £180 including VAT

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    CPD Subject Knowledge Update: Glaciation

    Subject Knowledge Updates are a series of evening sessions focusing on different themes, covering the information for teaching topics and providing up to date case study material and resources. This session will focus on glaciation, a recent addition to the Key Stage 3 geography curriculum.

    Date: Monday 26 January 2015
    Venue: RGS-IBG, London
    Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
    Format: Lecture style
    Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £35 including VAT, non-members: £45 including VAT

  • Programme and booking form (PDF)
  • Booking form (MSWORD) 

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    CPD Update me: Differentiation

    'Update me' sessions are a series of evening events that focus on skills, pedagogy and educational updates. This session will look at differentiation techniques.

    Date: Monday 2 March 2015
    Venue: RGS-IBG, London
    Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
    Format: Lecture style
    Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £35 including VAT, non-members: £45 including VAT

  • Programme (PDF)
  • Booking form PDF | MSWORD

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    CPD Update me: Challenging gifted students

    This short course is designed for new and experienced teachers looking to further enhance the performance of their most able students – with an eye to maximising A* grades at A2 level or Grade 7 scores for the IBO diploma.

    Date: Monday 9 March 2015
    Venue: RGS-IBG, London
    Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
    Format: Lecture style
    Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £35 including VAT, non-members: £45 including VAT

  • Programme (PDF)
  • Booking form PDF | MSWORD

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    CPD Local CPD networks in London

    As part of the Rediscovering London's geography project, new local networks for primary and secondary geography teachers are being established across ten boroughs. The networks are designed to support the teaching and learning of geography across primary and secondary, particularly as we lead up to the implementation of the new National Curriculum in September 2014. They will:

    • Connect across primary and secondary schools
    • Involve academy, free, maintained and independent sectors
    • Hold half termly meetings to engage local teachers with the wider programme, its outputs and dissemination
    • Help teachers to produce challenging lessons, rooted in up-to-date research, focussing on geographical subject knowledge
    • Run specific CPD to provide subject knowledge updates for key areas of curriculum and a range of geographical techniques and approaches
    • Provide training on local fieldwork to highlight the relevance of the geography within London, and also trianing on fieldwork in further afield locations
    • Provide online assessment tools through which pupils’ progress can be monitored

    Current networks running:

    • Havering
    • Bromley
    • Islington
    • Enfield
    • Kensington and Chelsea
    • Hammersmith and Fulham
    • Newham

    If you are interested in joining a London network or attending a network CPD session please contact Bryony Collins.

    Upcoming network meetings:

    Primary fieldwork CPD sessions:

    • Tuesday 7 October: Ealing
    • Monday 13 October: Enfield
    • Tuesday 25 November: Islington

    Secondary GIS CPD sessions:

    • Monday 3 November: Hammersmith and Fulham
    • Tuesday 18 November: Bromley
    • Monday 8 December: Havering

    Introduction network meetings (for primary geography coordinators and secondary geography teachers):

    • Wednesday 15 October: Kensington and Chelsea
    • Thursday 20 November: Newham

    Find out more about the Rediscovering London's geography project.

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    CPD events in London are supported by the Rediscovering London's Geography project

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    Contact us

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

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