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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 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
    • Lambeth
    • Wandsworth
    • Hounslow and Hillingdon

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

    Upcoming network meetings:

    Primary map skills CPD sessions:

    • Thursday 22 January: Ealing
    • Thursday 12 February: Kensington and Chelsea and Islington
    • Monday 23 February: Havering

    Secondary GIS CPD sessions:

    • Tuesday 3 February: Ealing
    • Tuesday 14 April: Kensington and Chelsea

    Introduction network meetings:

    • Thursday 8 January: Lambeth
    • Thursday 15 January: Wandsworth
    • Tuesday 20 January: Hounslow and Hillingdon

    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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