Conference: Making ICT Work for Geographical Learning

Tuesday 15th January 2013

Tuesday 30 April 2013

This seminar is open to senior school geography teaching staff

Guest speaker:

Location: Queen Anne’s School, RG4 6DX

Cost: £50

Please note: Places for this conference are limited to 16 delegates.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Focus:

The conference will be led by Angus Willson; a geographer, educator, and consultant based in Ashford, Kent. As an independent consultant, Angus has coordinated a strategic project on the global dimension in the school curriculum and leadership for the Department for International Development (DFID). He is also a Geographical Association consultant and has led a project funded by the former Academy for Sustainable Communities. Angus has a particular interest in making effective use of ICT in educating young people. For example, he led a session at last year’s GA conference entitled ‘connecting young people through climate change’.  To find out more, visit Angus’s website www.pannage.com  where he promotes the use of many aspects of engagement using online tools.

As a department we would like to explore more opportunities to make effective use of ICT and would welcome you to join us. The INSET will be held in the Geography Department at Queen Anne’s in the afternoon of Tuesday 30 April, 2013.

Programme

12.15pm – Arrive

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – Led by Angus Willson and supported by Sophie McDowell (Head of Geography at Guildford High School and a member of the GA’s ICT working party) the session will cover:

  • Subject learning packages
  • Use of micro-blogging  and blogging by teachers and pupils (including safe use)
  • Use of social media within Geography teaching (including safe use)
  • Creating and curating of online resources
  • Forum for delegates to share ideas

4.30pm – Refreshments and depart

Reserve a place now:

If you would like to reserve a place on this seminar, please email Mrs Gill Little, Head of Geography.

Please make cheques payable to ‘Queen Anne’s School’.

 

 

 

 

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