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Teachers' CPD

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 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 

February 2017

 Prep school geography day

 Tuesday 28 February 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 1.00pm–4.00pm
 Cost: Free (lunch included)

A free event run by the Geography: a subject hub for London project, focussing on transport as a new part of the Common Entrance geography syllabus. The session will explore two practical fieldwork ideas, about Crossrail and cycle safety. In addition there will be a workshop on 'model making in geography'. You will have the opportunity to make an edible model of coastal erosion.

More information

This event is now fully booked. geoghub@rgs.org

March 2017

 Subject knowledge update: Changing places, a focus on new urban landscapes
Professor Peter Kraftl & Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill, University of Birmingham


  Wednesday 1 March 2017

 Venue: University of Birmingham
 Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm. Doors open from 4.45pm
 Cost: Free

This free CPD session will explore the new core A level theme of Changing Places, with a focus on sustainable urban development in both the UK and India.

More information

Booking is essential. Please email Maryam at m.sdraper@rgs.org for further details and to reserve your place.


 Subject knowledge update: Landscape systems
Professor Heather Viles and Professor David Thomas, University of Oxford

  Thursday 9 March 2017

 Venue: University of Oxford
 Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm. Doors open from 4.45pm
 Cost: Free

This free CPD session will explore the new core A level theme of Landscape Systems. Through an in-depth study of drylands and coastal systems, the session will refresh your subject knowledge, cover broad concepts including useful case studies, and inspire.

More information

Booking is essential. Please email Maryam at m.sdraper@rgs.org
for further details and to reserve your place.


 Subject knowledge update: Understanding and exploring glaciated landscapes
Dr Richard Waller, Keele University

  Thursday 9 March 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
 Time: 5.30pm–7.30pm. Doors open from 4.45pm
 Cost: Free

This free CPD session will provide an introduction to glaciated landscapes in the context of the new core A Level theme of Landscape Systems.

More information

Booking is essential. Please email Maryam at m.sdraper@rgs.org for further details and to reserve your place.


 Subject knowledge update: Global environmental change
Dr Jerry Pritchard and Professor Rob MacKenzie, University of Birmingham

 Thursday 16 March 2017

 Venue: Biosciences Building, University of Birmingham
 Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm. Doors open from 4.45pm
 Cost: Free

This free CPD session will explore global environmental change, with a focus on forest carbon and water cycles. It will include a seminar-style presentation, followed by a practical session.

More information

Booking is essential. Please email Maryam at m.sdraper@rgs.org for further details and to reserve your place.


 Primary Geography Focus Day - Developing outstanding teaching and learning through physical geography

 Thursday 23 March 2017

 Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
 Time: 9.00am–3.00pm. Doors open from 9.00am
 Cost: £100 per place, members & non-members (lunch provided)

An event for primary colleagues, supporting teachers in their understanding and application of practical geography in the classroom and school grounds. All delegates will receive a range of free curriculum linked teaching activities as well as back ground notes to use in the context of their own schools.

More information

Places must be booked and paid for in advance.

Please note this event was originally due to take place on 24.1.17.

Contact us

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

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