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We are proud to partner with Ordnance Survey (OS) to provide opportunities for teachers to improve their teaching of map skills and online mapping.
Working alongside colleagues at OS, we will be providing a range of free continuing professional development and training events for both primary and secondary geography teachers over the coming months. Led by Darren Bailey, Schools Delivery Programme Manager at OS, these events will encourage teachers to embed map skills into their teaching and improve their confidence using OS’s online mapping tool, Digimap for Schools.
Upcoming events include:
Digimap for Schools for KS2 and KS3 geography, 22 March, 5.00pm-6.00pm, online, free
This event will focus on introducing Digimap for Schools and how it can be used across the KS2 and KS3 curriculum. Darren will work through its functionality, map layers, and more during an online demonstration, and will also provide ideas on how to use Digimap for Schools with KS2 and KS3 students. The session is ideal for new users to get an idea of what the product can do, or current users who are looking to further embed the use of maps into their curriculum.
Map skills and online mapping for primary geography, 25 April and repeated on 3 May, 3.00pm-4.30pm, in-person (London), free
This fully interactive course is aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers who are interested in developing spatial awareness skills linked to the primary geography curriculum. The first part of the session will cover basic mapping skills, scale, symbols, contours, grid references and using a compass, while the second part will look at the Digimap for Schools website. There will be a focus on how to make best use of the online mapping service and embed mapping not just into geography teaching, but across the whole curriculum.
We will be running more events with OS in 2023. Keep an eye on our events page to find out more and book your place.
We also offer a range of map skills teaching resources, including:
Information about OS work on mapping for colour blind students
Subject knowledge animation on map skills
Map skills module for KS1 and KS2
Digimap for Schools is an award-winning online mapping service for use by teachers and pupils. With an intuitive interface, easy to understand tools and instructions, and no download or new software installation required, a teacher or a pupil can easily understand and start to use the service as soon as they log on. Digimap for Schools supports cross-curricula teaching of geography, maths, literacy, and history, and also enables teachers and pupils to gain critical digital and data skills.
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