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  1. 2. The Geographical Association (GA) is a subject association with the mission “ to further the teaching and learning of geography ”
  2. 3. <ul><li>The GA is a highly influential organisation which was formed in 1893. </li></ul><ul><li>The GA now has around 6000 members including teachers in primary and secondary schools and further education, academic geographers, universities and teacher educators and trainers. </li></ul><ul><li>The GA is a lively community of practice. </li></ul>
  3. 4. There are so many great reasons to join the GA... your subject association
  4. 5. 1. Our Professional Journals <ul><li>Published three times per year , you will have your printed copies delivered straight to your door, as well as online access for downloading additional materials </li></ul>
  5. 6. Primary Geographer <ul><li>Each issue focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning and includes: </li></ul><ul><li>practical ideas for lessons and fieldwork </li></ul><ul><li>guidance on lesson planning and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>updates on current research and curriculum developments </li></ul><ul><li>reviews of books, websites, CDs, photopacks and other resources </li></ul>...helps primary teachers deliver the geography curriculum with a better understanding and increased confidence
  6. 7. Teaching Geography produced for secondary teachers and helps keep you informed of recent developments, classroom practice, new resources and professional development opportunities Issues include: <ul><li>articles showing how schools and colleges implement change </li></ul><ul><li>a file of research work </li></ul><ul><li>‘ teaching file’ ideas, activities and resources </li></ul><ul><li>a forum section and regular features on ICT, assessment, CPD and reviews of resources </li></ul>
  7. 8. Geography ... is the GA’s international journal designed to meet the needs of lecturers, teachers and students in post-16 geography <ul><li>Each issue includes articles on: </li></ul><ul><li>recent research by leading geographers </li></ul><ul><li>specific studies in human and physical geography </li></ul><ul><li>enquiries into environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>discussion s of standards in geographical education </li></ul><ul><li>reviews of recent publications </li></ul>
  8. 9. 2. Our extensive range of publications Substantial member discounts on all publications
  9. 10. Primary publications Our range of primary resources support the National Curriculum and compliment the QCA Schemes of Work Caring for our world is a brand new, practical, illustrated guide to ESD for teachers of 4 to 8 year olds Barnaby Bear and SuperSchemes series can help you deliver geography to your key stage 1 and 2 classes Our Primary Geography Handbook is a must for all primary teachers
  10. 11. Secondary publications <ul><li>Our secondary publications cover key stages 3 and 4, post-16 and beyond </li></ul>KS3 Geography Teacher’s Toolkit – 10 title series designed to help you meet the challenges of the new KS3 curriculum The Secondary Geography Handbook - supports the professional learning of geography teachers, and promotes worthwhile and stimulating learning for students GIS for A-level - written specifically for secondary level education, this books offers A-level geography students an accessible introduction to industry standard GIS.
  11. 12. 3. GA Conferences <ul><li>University of Manchester 16-18 April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating Geography : focus on how students can investigate geography inside and outside the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Great value for money and fantastic, subject-focused CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Members receive a substantial discount on registration fees </li></ul>Annual Conference and Exhibition
  12. 13. More GA Conferences Living Geography with the GA A new series of conferences for secondary teachers <ul><li>York 9 June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiff 29 September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>North Wales 13 October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Belfast 3 November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Primary National Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Young Geographers: Our future! </li></ul><ul><li>London 16 June 2009 </li></ul>
  13. 14. 4. Web Resources <ul><li>Our extensive website is designed to support all teachers of geography . Key areas you should visit are: </li></ul><ul><li>News and events : what’s happening in the GA and the wider geography community </li></ul><ul><li>Resources index : fully searchable index of our teaching and learning resources </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Information on projects : outcomes from projects like Planet Sport and Spatially Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Journals online : free access to the journal that you subscribe to via the members’ area of the website </li></ul><ul><li>Geography shop: substantial member discount </li></ul><ul><li>and much, much more … </li></ul>even more on
  15. 16. <ul><li>The official site for the Action Plan for Geography – funded by the DCSF and led by the GA and the RGS-IBG </li></ul><ul><li>Providing up-to-date support, resources, fieldtrip ideas, guidance on curriculum making and opportunity for professional recognition </li></ul>
  16. 17. 5. Professional Development Projects <ul><li>Funded project work focussing on teacher led curriculum development </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Primary Geography Quality Mark </li></ul>- recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development, and learning and teaching in schools Secondary Geography Quality Mark - enables subject leaders to raise the standards of geography in school, supports the teaching of quality geography and promotes department leadership and management '... Within my own department, the SGQM was both a fantastic CPD and self evaluation process. As a team we were able to reflect on and evaluate our current practice ...’
  18. 19. 6. GA Magazine Sent to all members, this termly magazine is packed with news and information about the world of geography and geography teaching
  19. 20. 7. Networks <ul><li>The GA has variety of specialist geography networks including: </li></ul><ul><li>About 40 local GA Branches </li></ul><ul><li>Special Interest Groups for each phase and dedicated Working Groups ranging from ICT to Citizenship to Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>The GA Ning – an online social network to facilitate sharing practical teaching ideas and resources with fellow teachers of geography </li></ul>
  20. 21. 8. Main sponsors: the Field Studies Council and the Ordnance Survey Our range of free pupil activities include Geography Awareness Week, Online Quizzes, My Place and Local Quiz, and aim to promote geography in schools Pupils may also be invited to take part in the annual Worldwise Challenge , a weekend of fieldwork-based competition
  21. 22. 9. Give geography a voice It allows the GA to have a real influence with key partners and at Government level on matters that will affect your classroom practice. GA membership helps give geography a voice when it matters and where it counts.
  22. 23. 10. Value for money! <ul><li>Full personal membership starts at just £33.50 (primary) or £55.50 (secondary) </li></ul><ul><li>Membership for your whole department at just £35.25 (primary) or £78.25 (secondary) </li></ul>
  23. 24. so join today..... <ul><li>by filling in a form </li></ul><ul><li>by phone – 0114 296 0088 </li></ul><ul><li>online - </li></ul>