“To Hull and
Back...”
(again)
Alan Parkinson
Teacher, Author &
Freelance
Geographer
FRGS
CGeog (Teacher)Image: Flickr user...
http://livinggeography.blogspot.co
m
http://geographyteacher2point0.bl
ogspot.com
2
E. Yorkshire coast: 1967
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
PARKINSON
1975-1982
Wickersley Comprehensive
School
Rotherham
Image:Flickr:LuneValleySnapper
Rotherham: sense of “place”
Activity
What would go in a bag to
represent your ‘place’ ?
Little boxes…
1982-1985
Huddersfield
PolytechnicPolytechnic
Image: Flickr user TDR1
Creative Commons
1985-1986
Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
1986-1987
Hull
University
Where did I live ?
Where did I do my teaching
practice ?
The estate suffers from serious
social deprivation and crime. Car
theft and joyriding are particularly
prevalent on the es...
1987-1988
Supply teaching..
Temporary
contracts
Derbyshire
Image: Flickr user Jonathan Gill
1988-2008
King Edward VII, King’s Lynn,
Norfolk
ImagebyFlickrNormalforNorfolk
Internet
• Blogging – GeoBlogs
• Website: GeographyPages – millions of users
• NINGs: Subject communities
• SLN: Contribut...
18
Joined the Geographical
Association
Curriculum Development
Leader
19
““Every teacher is aEvery teacher is a
subject leader…subject leader…””
21
2011
Sept 2013
King’s Ely School
3.5 days a week
22
23
Living Geography - what has
been your journey to be here
today ?
The importance of ‘narrative’
Units constructed as sto...
24
Writing the Earth
• Geographical narratives...
• Geography literally means ‘writing the
earth’...
24
25
Paulo Freire
“I teach because I search,
because I question, and
because I submit myself to
questioning.”
“Whoever teach...
26
Mapcrunch.com
http://www.mapcrunch.com/
26
27
http://www.google.com/intl/en/cultu
27
Living Geography
Always look for theAlways look for the
stories in the newsstories in the news
thatthat
can be explained b...
29
What’s been happening
recently ?
Excellent starter…
• Why did Prince Harry spend the night in a
freezer ?
30
Tokyo 2020
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/15/natio
nal/two-time-evictee-bears-olympic-size-
grudge/#.UjiD8HAazCS...
32
33
Image by Jack Davison
Professional support
Mapping Identity
Stories about Us
What’s
my story?
How do I
fit in?
How do I
connect to the
world?
What’s
their
story?
Why...
1: Each other...
How are you going to keep in
touch after the end of the course
?
What support will you expect
from Justin...
The Networked teacher....
Then and Now (Alec Couros)
2. The Subject Association / Royal
Society
3. Virtual colleagues
40
Steve Wheeler: PLE
Joyce Seitzinger
http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/geographyblogs/#top
42
@GeoBlogs
@pensionerfrank
43
Real people
• Up-to-date
• Authentic
• Expert opinions
• Questions and answers...
• An ‘audience’ and a purpose...
44
What tools do you use to help you
learn ?
What is coming next ?
What is coming next ?
New curriculum documents
released
• Comments ?
• Positives / negatives ?
• Unexpected ?
• Challenges / opportunities ?
47
Young People : say hello to Martin
He hasHe has
geography withgeography with
youyou
tomorrow…tomorrow…
49
Identify 4 ways that you could
connect your passions
outside of school into the
classroom to engage learners
and provid...
First steps into the
classroom...
Teachers as
“curriculum
makers”
Margaret Roberts “cycle”...
53
Changing relationships...
There are only ever choices.... When
choices are made and accepted by a
sufficient number of teachers, they
tend to become...
Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity
like a tap. You have to be in the right
mood.
Hobbes: What mood is that?
Calvin:...
What’s your ‘view’ of geography ?
What’s your students’ view of it ?
(An egg hatches and a rhino comes
out)
Lisa: Rhinos d...
57
Mission:Explore
58
Latest book with John Widdowson
59
60
Wordle.net / Tagxedo.com
60
6161
62
63
64
“It's never the technology that
entertains an audience, it's
what you do with it.”
John Lasseter
iPadagogy….
65
Apps
Display and sharing
Google Drive
66
67
Curate
journals with
Flipboard
Reflections
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    1. 1. “To Hull and Back...” (again) Alan Parkinson Teacher, Author & Freelance Geographer FRGS CGeog (Teacher)Image: Flickr user Quite Adept
    2. 2. http://livinggeography.blogspot.co m http://geographyteacher2point0.bl ogspot.com 2
    3. 3. E. Yorkshire coast: 1967
    4. 4. http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/ PARKINSON
    5. 5. 1975-1982 Wickersley Comprehensive School Rotherham Image:Flickr:LuneValleySnapper
    6. 6. Rotherham: sense of “place”
    7. 7. Activity What would go in a bag to represent your ‘place’ ?
    8. 8. Little boxes…
    9. 9. 1982-1985 Huddersfield PolytechnicPolytechnic Image: Flickr user TDR1 Creative Commons
    10. 10. 1985-1986 Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
    11. 11. 1986-1987 Hull University
    12. 12. Where did I live ?
    13. 13. Where did I do my teaching practice ?
    14. 14. The estate suffers from serious social deprivation and crime. Car theft and joyriding are particularly prevalent on the estate. Most schools on the estate underperform, and unemployment on the estate is high. The estate has its own Police Station adjacent to the North Point shopping centre. Source: Wikipedia
    15. 15. 1987-1988 Supply teaching.. Temporary contracts Derbyshire Image: Flickr user Jonathan Gill
    16. 16. 1988-2008 King Edward VII, King’s Lynn, Norfolk ImagebyFlickrNormalforNorfolk
    17. 17. Internet • Blogging – GeoBlogs • Website: GeographyPages – millions of users • NINGs: Subject communities • SLN: Contributor and moderator Community of practice… • Twitter 17
    18. 18. 18 Joined the Geographical Association Curriculum Development Leader
    19. 19. 19
    20. 20. ““Every teacher is aEvery teacher is a subject leader…subject leader…””
    21. 21. 21 2011
    22. 22. Sept 2013 King’s Ely School 3.5 days a week 22
    23. 23. 23 Living Geography - what has been your journey to be here today ? The importance of ‘narrative’ Units constructed as stories… 23
    24. 24. 24 Writing the Earth • Geographical narratives... • Geography literally means ‘writing the earth’... 24
    25. 25. 25 Paulo Freire “I teach because I search, because I question, and because I submit myself to questioning.” “Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning.” I’m a different teacher
    26. 26. 26 Mapcrunch.com http://www.mapcrunch.com/ 26
    27. 27. 27 http://www.google.com/intl/en/cultu 27
    28. 28. Living Geography Always look for theAlways look for the stories in the newsstories in the news thatthat can be explained bycan be explained by your geographicalyour geographical understandingunderstanding
    29. 29. 29 What’s been happening recently ?
    30. 30. Excellent starter… • Why did Prince Harry spend the night in a freezer ? 30
    31. 31. Tokyo 2020 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/15/natio nal/two-time-evictee-bears-olympic-size- grudge/#.UjiD8HAazCS • Why won’t Kohei Jinno be looking forward to the games ? 31
    32. 32. 32
    33. 33. 33
    34. 34. Image by Jack Davison Professional support
    35. 35. Mapping Identity Stories about Us What’s my story? How do I fit in? How do I connect to the world? What’s their story? Why should I care?
    36. 36. 1: Each other... How are you going to keep in touch after the end of the course ? What support will you expect from Justin ? What are the main things that you expect to need support with ?
    37. 37. The Networked teacher.... Then and Now (Alec Couros)
    38. 38. 2. The Subject Association / Royal Society
    39. 39. 3. Virtual colleagues
    40. 40. 40 Steve Wheeler: PLE Joyce Seitzinger
    41. 41. http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/geographyblogs/#top
    42. 42. 42 @GeoBlogs @pensionerfrank
    43. 43. 43 Real people • Up-to-date • Authentic • Expert opinions • Questions and answers... • An ‘audience’ and a purpose...
    44. 44. 44
    45. 45. What tools do you use to help you learn ?
    46. 46. What is coming next ? What is coming next ?
    47. 47. New curriculum documents released • Comments ? • Positives / negatives ? • Unexpected ? • Challenges / opportunities ? 47
    48. 48. Young People : say hello to Martin He hasHe has geography withgeography with youyou tomorrow…tomorrow…
    49. 49. 49 Identify 4 ways that you could connect your passions outside of school into the classroom to engage learners and provide opportunities for work that is more ‘authentic’...
    50. 50. First steps into the classroom...
    51. 51. Teachers as “curriculum makers”
    52. 52. Margaret Roberts “cycle”...
    53. 53. 53 Changing relationships...
    54. 54. There are only ever choices.... When choices are made and accepted by a sufficient number of teachers, they tend to become 'common sense' (Castree, 2005) The choices YOU make are all important !
    55. 55. Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a tap. You have to be in the right mood. Hobbes: What mood is that? Calvin: Last-minute panic
    56. 56. What’s your ‘view’ of geography ? What’s your students’ view of it ? (An egg hatches and a rhino comes out) Lisa: Rhinos don't hatch from eggs. Homer: What did you just see, Lisa? Lisa: I know, but . . . Homer: What did you just see? Simpsons Safari With thanks to Margaret Roberts for idea... ““FloatingFloating topicalitytopicality”” Jeff Stanfield
    57. 57. 57 Mission:Explore
    58. 58. 58
    59. 59. Latest book with John Widdowson 59
    60. 60. 60 Wordle.net / Tagxedo.com 60
    61. 61. 6161
    62. 62. 62
    63. 63. 63
    64. 64. 64 “It's never the technology that entertains an audience, it's what you do with it.” John Lasseter
    65. 65. iPadagogy…. 65 Apps Display and sharing Google Drive
    66. 66. 66
    67. 67. 67 Curate journals with Flipboard
    68. 68. Reflections
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