Geography Champions

Primary Geography Champions Network

A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.

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Profile IconZara Ní Luachráin, Shannon O Reilly, Robyn Canavan and 9 more joined Geography Champions
2 hours ago
Mairéad McCabe is now friends with Aoife Cafferkey and Niamh McGill
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HelenTempany posted a status
"http://games.co.za/topography This is a very useful website i hope you find it useful"
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Aoife Cafferkey posted a blog post
8 hours ago
Aoife Cafferkey commented on Niamh McGill's blog post No Title
"Thanks Niamh..this looks great..looking forward to using it in my classroom! :) xx"
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Aoife Cafferkey left a comment for Mairéad McCabe
"Hi Mairéad! ;)"
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Ben Ballin posted events
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West Midlands Network

West Midlands Region group
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Paula Owens left a comment for Susan Pike
"Today - I am wishing there was a 'Like' button :) My inbox is just full of Champion applications :) Day and night I've been 'letting people in'. Brilliant :)"
13 hours ago
Paula Owens left a comment for Sharon Witt
"Loving the rivalry :) You two have formidable groups!"
13 hours ago
Paula Owens posted blog posts
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Paula Owens commented on Niamh McGill's blog post No Title
"Thanks so much for sharing ideas Niamh - really appreciate it :) Looks like a nice activity."
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Ben Kelleher commented on Niamh McGill's blog post No Title
"Thanks Niamh, I found this activity very interesting and look forward to using it in the future."
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Susan Pike left a comment for Dearbhla Ward
"Dearbhla Join the Ireland group! Susan"
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Susan Pike left a comment for Sharon Witt
"Sharon Witt - Ireland is chasing you - 89 members and counting - be afraid!"
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Susan Pike and Oonagh McMahon are now friends
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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 1500 members it is a great place to share ideas, resources and news about primary geography and the primary curriculum. Do browse the library of great Blog Posts with keyword links here  and add your own posts. Please do take the time to comment on queries and thoughts submitted by others.

A big welcome to all new members! Remember, you can have your own page AND belong to a group where 'local' discussions are held – our Champions are keen for you to join them so please find a relevant group in your area to join by checking the list below or using the map.

IMPORTANT: If you have applied to join our network but not been given access it is probably because you have either a suspicious looking email address or name - eg a christian name only. We moderate each new member individually and do our very best to avoid having spam on the site.

FREE FOR ALL TEACHERS: stunning image sets available to download as part of A Different View - the Manifesto for Geography plus accompanying free activities written by teachers - well worth a look.

Please do add a picture of yourself to our professional networking site as it makes it much more friendly. See the blog adding your image if you're not sure.

NEW! A tab to a page for Primary Geographer the Primary Journal. Find out what's available now and coming next, plus how to submit articles. Also a new tab for the Primary Geography Quality Mark. Are you going for the award? Why not post a discussion there?

WHAT THE GA DOES FOR PRIMARY PPT NOW AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD
GA Primary PowerPoint.ppt This is an adapted version of the GA ppt at the bottom of this page made relevant just for the primary phase - thanks Nicola!

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL CHAMP!
Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

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CURRICULUM SUPPORT NEWS

January 2014 update from DfE curriculum and timeline

 

National Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography here

 

We are pleased to offer this link to the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Advisory Group (GEAG) http://geognc.wordpress.com

 This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.

 

The Global Learning Programme is funded by DfE and will help you develop global learning across your school. It is cross-curricular but geography is a prioritised subject.  

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 

Blog Posts

£20 for doing online survey - primary & secondary teachers wanted

Please see below - we have been approached by Schoolzone and asked to share this message:

 

We are currently working with a leading humanitarian charity, to assist them with the restructure and development of their educational offering for schools, and we’d be delighted to give you the chance to help shape this strategy!

We’re looking for primary and secondary teachers from across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This is a superb opportunity to influence…

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Posted by Paula Owens on October 21, 2014 at 10:33

Teaching Children with AEN

We had an email query about strategies to help support a secondary student with Downs syndrome and substantial delay who was having difficulty engaging with the geography that the rest of the class was doing. This got us thinking about how well geography can support children with AEN, especially through outdoor learning contexts. We know that we have some great Special Schools who do this brilliantly and have Gold Quality Mark Awards to prove it - so the expertise is definitely…

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Posted by Paula Owens on October 8, 2014 at 10:00

Ashden Awards open to entries 2015

 

News of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy may be relevant to your school or Institution.

 

Our school won the Award back in 2006 and was able, with match funding to buy and install a wind turbine. It is a well respected International Award, do have a look. If you are already doing work to reduce your energy bill and use and…

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Posted by Paula Owens on September 22, 2014 at 15:30

Classroom Resources

Have just added details of the Primary Project Box in Classroom resources - and Primary Tool kits - whether new to teaching or just wondering where your years of hard work are heading  these will give you encouragement - 'cos they are still very relevant and valid in a cross curicular climate

Posted by Rachel Bowles on August 17, 2014 at 20:46

Classroom Resources

Have just added details of the Primary Project Box in Classroom resources - and Primary Tool kits - whether new to teaching or just wondering where your years of hard work are heading  these will give you encouragement - 'cos they are still very relevant and valid in a cross curicular climate

Posted by Rachel Bowles on August 17, 2014 at 20:46

GA PRESENTATION

What is the Geographical Association? What do we do? How can we help you?

Find out more about us here ...

 


Download this presentation to share at staff meetings
GA_AUAboutTheGA.ppt

Please help our research!

how to add yourself to our Google map.doc
We have a map showing the location and details of the Primary Champions but thought it would be great to have an interactive collaborative map that shows how support for, and confidence in, primary geography is spread across the UK. This will help us report about the needs of teachers in England to the DCSF and will also help the GA to target teacher support more effectively across the entire UK. Please do take the time to add your details - see the 'how to' documentation for a step by step guide. Many thanks!

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