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Teachers' CPD

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.

Please be aware that if you arrive for an event that you are not booked on to, we will not be able to provide you with a space. Please ensure you are booked on to an event, and have had email confirmation of your place, before you travel to the society.

"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 

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 - fully booked

  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)

This event is now fully booked. All places have been confirmed by email. Please ensure you have actually made a booking before travelling to the Society for this event. A waiting list is in operation, please email c.brown@rgs.org.

In association with Naturesbase and IAPS  

 


 Conference - Fieldwork and Independent Investigation with ArcGIS Online - fully booked

  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 face-to-face conference exploring the use of ArcGIS Online for fieldwork and the Independent Investigation. The day will include presentations from teachers that have used ArcGIS Online plus opportunities for hands-on fieldwork data collection using the Survey123 app. Delegates will also learn how to analyse and present fieldwork data using the Analysis tools.

The day will be run by the Esri UK education team and this conference provides an excellent opportunity for networking and to discover how ArcGIS Online can be used in your school.

ArcGIS Online is now free for all schools in the UK and you can discover more about the programme from this Storymap

Places must be booked online and paid for in advance.

Programme and further information (PDF) 

This event is now fully booked - please email Claire at c.brown@rgs.org to go on to our waiting list for cancellations.

Please note that if you arrive on the day without a booking you will not be granted entry to this event. Please check you are booked on to this event before you travel- all places have been confirmed by email.

In association with Esri UK


 Subject Knowledge Update: Forests, Carbon and the Water Cycle - fully booked

 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.

This event is now fully booked. All places have been confirmed by email. Please ensure you have actually made a booking before travelling to the Society for this event.

January 2018

 GIS Twilight session from the Field Studies Council

  Monday 29 January 2018

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 4.15pm - 6pm
 Cost: Free
- booking is essential

Help your CPD by taking part in one of our local events after school - sessions led by our experienced field teachers to help you use and teach GIS in fieldwork.

To book, please visit the FSC website

 Subject Knowledge Update: Soils

  Date TBC

 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.

Booking will open once the 2018 date is confirmed


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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