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Impact of the Ordinary - GA Conference 2015

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Impact of the Ordinary - GA Conference 2015

Claire Kyndt
Alan Parkinson

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Impact of the Ordinary - GA Conference 2015

  1. 1. Little minds are interested in the extraordinary, great minds in the commonplace
  2. 2. The impact of the ordinary: the story of a Geography department
  3. 3. Claire Kyndt, Head of Geography
  4. 4. Alan Parkinson, an ordinary teacher….
  5. 5. Professor David Spiegelhalter Risk in daily lives (including teaching)
  6. 6. Debate and discussion – not just for G&T Authenticity – ‘real world’ learning
  7. 7. An ordinary school Internal Exams Reports Writing Parents evenings September October November December January February March April May June July Open Days Open Evenings External Exams Option DaysCareer Days Period Grades Moderation
  8. 8. GLP Centre of Excellence Status
  9. 9. Working with ESRI to develop GIS materials Goad Plan of Ely visualised in ArcGIS Online
  10. 10. Teaching Geography – April 2015
  11. 11. Twitter feed @KingsElyGeog
  12. 12. Story of what we do from day to day… “Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”
  13. 13. King’s Ely Junior (so far) @KingsElyGeog
  14. 14. Big Outdoors Day Over 300 students outside In February…. Extension of normal site-based fieldwork on a regular basis…
  15. 15. Jamie Buchanan Dunlop
  16. 16. Passports – Mission:Explore
  17. 17. King’s Post & School magazine…. • Let parents know what you’re doing…
  18. 18. iPhone Apps – Tony Cassidy
  19. 19. Map Faces
  20. 20. Superheroes – Captain Geography
  21. 21. Globalisation Revision Walk ‘GlobEly Connected’
  22. 22. Pole of Cold http://www.poleofcold.com
  23. 23. Reading Festival – all subjects reading…
  24. 24. Food Homework booklets…
  25. 25. Building VLE pages collaboratively
  26. 26. Twin your toilet…
  27. 27. King’s Ely Senior
  28. 28. I A M A F A C I L I T A T O R Encouraging students’ ideas to flourish
  29. 29. Pupil voice
  30. 30. New Schemes of Work – updated…
  31. 31. Discussion
  32. 32. D I R T
  33. 33. Giving over a space
  34. 34. Using the geography of the classroom
  35. 35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxEAlLl5ldI
  36. 36. Homework menus
  37. 37. Gaming
  38. 38. Revision Time
  39. 39. Leave space for ‘messiness’…
  40. 40. The Boscastle Flood (can you not tell ;) ) GCSE Geographer’s contribution to Charity Action Day Getting our hands into drought
  41. 41. Film Appreciation
  42. 42. Photo group
  43. 43. Counterurbanisation task
  44. 44. ‘Virtual’
  45. 45. We have an impact on the ‘ordinary’ whole school events
  46. 46. Reading week
  47. 47. Big Thinking Club
  48. 48. Getting parents involved
  49. 49. Using topical events “floating topicality” and planned…
  50. 50. WW1 Centenary
  51. 51. Mark Beaumont Starts today… 10th April From Egypt the adventurer will proceed to Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and then to his final destination – South Africa. 50 days of cycling – 6000+ miles
  52. 52. Teacher time
  53. 53. Have fun…
  54. 54. Don’t neglect yourself… #teacher5aday
  55. 55. Next year… EU projects BYOD New GCSEs New ‘A’ levels Further ‘tweaking’ Geography Ambassadors Weather station
  56. 56. Iceland 2015
  57. 57. Next year… • Lucy Oxley and colleagues will start to finalise sessions for the 2016 Conference by the end of May. • If you want to be stood here (in Derby) next year, get in touch as soon as possible after you get home… • We’re all ordinary and we’re all extraordinary…
  58. 58. Thanks for listening… Questions?
  59. 59. Claire Kyndt http://cloudlovinggeographer.weebly.com Twitter: @Asperatus07 Alan Parkinson @GeoBlogs Follow the day to day happenings in the department on Twitter @KingsElyGeog

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