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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Emma White joined Dr Paula Owens's group
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Rebecca Ross joined Dr Paula Owens's group
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Chris Trevor left a comment for Julia Roberts
"Hi Julia - welcome to the Geography Champions!  We used to run a very active group in the North-west and held quite a few twilight meetings but then these began to be less well attended as teachers couldn't attend after school, finding it…"
Apr 28
Stephen Schwab shared their blog post on Facebook
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Stephen Schwab posted blog posts
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Julia Roberts joined SOUTH WEST LONDON GEOGRAPHERS's group
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BAD Geographers (North-West) Group

We are based in and around Bolton and Manchester. Apologies if you joined the previous group, I may have accidentally deleted it. This one will be new and improved!!See More
Apr 25
Julia Roberts joined Alan Parkinson's group
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Cheshire: Chris Trevor & Mark Preston

North West Geography Champion'sAppointed July 2009See More
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Exeter and Devon Group Tracey Jones

Based in Exeter and willing to support any colleagues who can find me!! - either on NING, email or at our training/discussion sessions.
Apr 13
Roisin McAteer posted blog posts
Apr 13
A blog post by Roisin McAteer was featured

The Geographical Association 2016 Primary Geography Survey

The Geographical Association is conducting a primary geography survey to find out more about primary geography teaching in schools and to also help inform our provision for teachers and schools. The survey has 20 questions, most of which are multiple choice so it should take no more than five minutes to complete. During July we will select ten entrants at random who will each receive a full set of books from the Everyday Guide to Primary Geography series.Take part…See More
Apr 13
Adam Miller is now a member of Geography Champions
Apr 13
Profile IconDeborah Howarth, Siobhan, Bebhinn and 7 more joined Geography Champions
Apr 12
Dr Paula Owens posted a blog post

Fantastic Digimap competition with Steve Backshall

Any school in Great Britain with primary aged children is able to sign up for 30 days free access to Digimap for Schools for the purposes of entering a fabulous wildlife competition with the prospect of receiving a visit from Steve Backshall (www.stevebackshall.com), one of Ordnance Survey’s #GetOutside Champions …See More
Apr 10
Dr Paula Owens updated their profile
Apr 3

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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 2600 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!

View Geography Champion Network in a larger map

MAIN NEWS and LINKS

The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.

GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014


 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography

 

Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Subject Advisory Group (GESAG) 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 Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

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

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

Blog Posts

Save the Children Fund Den Day 2016

Coming up soon great for Primary Schools.  Take part,have fun and earn money for a great cause.

Geography curriculum resources written by me freely available this year.

http://denday.savethechildren.org.uk/get-involved/

Sign up today!

Posted by Stephen Schwab on April 26, 2016 at 12:47

Save the Children Fund Den Day 2016

Coming up soon great for Primary Schools.  Take part,have fun and earn money for a great cause.

Geography curriculum resources written by me freely available this year.

http://denday.savethechildren.org.uk/get-involved/

Sign up today!

Posted by Stephen Schwab on April 26, 2016 at 12:47

Vacancy - Primary Curriculum Leader

The Geographical Association is seeking a dynamic and passionate primary geography specialist to take a lead on our curriculum and professional development work. You’ll be an expert in geography education and have your finger on the pulse when it comes to professional development and professional networking. You’ll be knowledgeable about curriculum change, effective teaching strategies and subject leadership in the primary phase, have recent classroom experience and a proven track record in…

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Posted by Roisin McAteer on April 13, 2016 at 13:00

The Geographical Association 2016 Primary Geography Survey

The Geographical Association is conducting a primary geography survey to find out more about primary geography teaching in schools and to also help inform our provision for teachers and schools. The survey has 20 questions, most of which are multiple choice so it should take no more than five minutes to complete. During July we will select ten entrants at random who will each receive a full set of books from the Everyday Guide to Primary Geography series.

Take part…

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Posted by Roisin McAteer on April 13, 2016 at 13:00

Fantastic Digimap competition with Steve Backshall

Any school in Great Britain with primary aged children is able to sign up for 30 days free access to Digimap for Schools for the purposes of entering a fabulous wildlife competition with the prospect of receiving a visit from Steve Backshall (www.stevebackshall.com), one of Ordnance Survey’s #GetOutside Champions …

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Posted by Dr Paula Owens on April 10, 2016 at 21:12

Pinterest.... and similar tools

Hi

I'm writing an article for Primary Geography on the use of online tools by primary geographers.

I'd be interested in knowing how any of you use a range of bookmarking and social media tools to support your teaching.

I make use of Pinterest to capture images - my boards are here: https://uk.pinterest.com/geoblogs/

Does anyone use Twitter to connect with other educators? How?

Anyone use…

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Posted by Alan Parkinson on March 6, 2016 at 12:33 — 1 Comment

Stephen Scoffham standing for GA President

 I've been heartened to have so many positive messages of support for my Presidential bid.  This is a key leadership post within the GA and I am very excited to be in the running. 

If you'd like to know more about who I am and what I hope to do just go to my manifesto - it's short but sweet!

Please vote for me. Every vote really does count.  And remember voting closes at midday on 4th March so don't delay.. 

Best…

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Posted by Dr Stephen Scoffham on February 23, 2016 at 17:38

February 2016 Newsletter

Here is the February Champions Newsletter for those who may have missed it. News_Feb_2016.doc

And here is the February 18th 2016 GA Newsletter

Posted by Dr Paula Owens on February 18, 2016 at 15:30

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