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Teachers' CPD

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 

Esri UK

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CPD Exciting Geography: Strategies and content for KS2 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 KS2 more exciting and relevant. The course will provide innovative and up to date KS2 course material, along with ideas for field trips and examples of how to introduce and deliver topics in an interesting way.

Topic: KS2 in Prep Schools
Date: Wednesday 4 June 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 Update me: Creative approaches to developing inspirational geography Nottingham Trent University

'Update me' sessions are a series of evening events that focus on skills, pedagogy and educational updates. The session will explore a number of practical strategies that encourage independent and collaborative enquiry, a key skill for the 21st Century.

Topic: Creative approaches to developing inspirational geography
Date: Wednesday 18 June 2014
Venue: Brackenhurst Campus, Nottingham Trent University
Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm. Refreshments will be available.
Format: Lecture style
Costs: Free, funded by NTU

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CPD Update me: Creative approaches to developing inspirational geography

'Update me' sessions are a series of evening events that focus on skills, pedagogy and educational updates. The session will explore a number of practical strategies that encourage independent and collaborative enquiry, a key skill for the 21st Century.

Topic: Creative approaches to developing inspirational geography
Date: Monday 7 July 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

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CPD Introduction to Esri ArcGIS Online

Esri UKThis session is a demonstration of Esri's new free online ArcGIS product and also its school subscription package. Find out more about what this product can do with hands on tutorials and take home some ideas and resources for embedding GIS into your teaching and fieldwork at all Key Stages.

Topic: Introduction to Esri ArcGIS
Date: Tuesday 8 July 2014
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm. Refreshments and lunch will be available.
Format: Interactive session
Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £100 including VAT, non-members: £130 including VAT

Please note: This course is for teachers only.

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CPD Ready, Set, Teach! CPD day for trainee geography teachers

This conference for current trainee teachers and those starting teacher training later in the year will be fundamental in preparing delegates for life in a busy geography department.  A fantastic way to start thinking about CPD!

Topic: CPD day for trainee geography teachers
Date: Friday 18 July 2014
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm. Refreshments and lunch will be available.
Format:  Lecture style with workshops
Costs: Members: (School Members/Fellows/ECT Members/Young Geographers) £25 including VAT, non-members: £40 including VAT

  • Programme (PDF)
  • Booking PDF | MSWORD

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    CPD Fieldwork masterclass weekends

    Twice each academic year, we offer 16 free places for teachers on residential weekend master-classes. All course fees, accommodation and meals are covered. These are aimed at supporting teachers from maintained schools facing challenges

    Apply

    The next masterclasses are:

    • North Yorkshire, Cranedale Centre, 18-20 July 2014
    • London, RGS-IBG & Olympic Park, Autumn Term 2014-TBC

    Further information and download the guidance notes, course programmes and application form.

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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

    • Programme (PDF) - coming soon
    • Booking PDF | MSWORD - coming soon


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    CPD Exciting Geography: Strategies and content for the new curriculum at KS3

    This course is for teachers who are new to teaching geography, or those who require ideas for making topics within the new 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: Strategies and content for the new curriculum at KS3
    Date: Wednesday 3 December 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

    • Programme (PDF) - coming soon
    • Booking PDF | MSWORD - coming soon

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

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