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About the GA

  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 has around 5500 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. A Different View <ul><li>A Different View is the GA’s manifesto for school geography. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a statement of beliefs and priorities that makes a forward looking and compelling case for geography in education. </li></ul><ul><li>It is supported by a whole range of </li></ul><ul><li>resources, free activities and </li></ul><ul><li>photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>www.geography.org.uk/adifferentview </li></ul>
  4. 5. There are so many great reasons to join the GA... your subject association
  5. 6. 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>
  6. 7. Primary Geography <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.
  7. 8. Teaching Geography … helps keep teachers in secondary schools and colleges informed on recent developments, resources and professional development opportunities. It includes: <ul><li>lead articles on a specific aspect in geographical education </li></ul><ul><li>ideas for stimulating geography lessons, complete with downloadable resources </li></ul><ul><li>articles that discuss and illustrate approaches to teaching geography </li></ul><ul><li>news, views and comments </li></ul><ul><li>reviews of new resources. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 9. 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>discussions of standards in geographical education </li></ul><ul><li>reviews of recent publications. </li></ul>
  9. 10. 2. Our extensive range of publications Substantial members’ discounts on all publications* *applies to Group, Full Personal and Concessionary members only
  10. 11. Primary publications Our range of primary resources are designed to support geography teaching from Foundation to key stage 2. Caring For Our World is a practical, illustrated guide to ESD for teachers of 4 to 8 year olds. The revised edition of the bestselling Primary Geography Handbook has been updated in line with the latest thinking in primary geography and the school curriculum. Geography Plus: Primary Teachers’ Toolkit is the brand-new series containing eight lessons of quality geography complete with supporting resources.
  11. 12. Secondary publications KS3 Geography Teachers’ Toolkit is the GA’s award-winning ten part series; each title contains ten fully-worked lesson ideas to engage and challenge all learners. The Secondary Geography Handbook supports the professional learning of geography teachers, and promotes worthwhile and stimulating learning for students. The new GCSE Geography Teachers’ Toolkit series is designed to take a fresh look at the topics common in the GCSE specifications. Top Spec Geography are c utting-edge resources for A-level students which investigate specialist geography topics from the AS/A2 specifications.
  12. 13. 3. GA Conferences <ul><li>University of Manchester 12-14 April 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>The theme for the 2012 Conference is Geographies of Difference </li></ul><ul><li>Great value for money and fantastic, subject-focused CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Members receive a substantial discount on registration fee </li></ul>Annual Conference and Exhibition www.geography.org.uk/conference
  13. 14. More GA Conferences... We've got a great programme of CPD events planned for 2012! Whether you're primary, secondary or post-16, an NQT looking for support or an experienced teacher after some new ideas, we've got something for everyone. Visit www.geography.org.uk/gacpdconferences
  14. 15. 4. Web Resources <ul><li>News : what’s happening in the GA and the wider geography community </li></ul><ul><li>Projects : outcomes from projects like ‘Planet Sport’ and ‘Geography of Disease’ </li></ul><ul><li>EY & Primary : latest news and projects for primary teachers </li></ul><ul><li>11-19: resources and news for secondary geography teachers </li></ul>www.geography.org.uk Our extensive website is designed to support all teachers of geography . Key areas to visit are:
  15. 16. <ul><li>Get Involved : ways you can get involved with the GA </li></ul><ul><li>Journals : free access for GA members to their chosen journals online </li></ul><ul><li>Geography Shop: substantial members* discount </li></ul><ul><li>and much, much more … </li></ul>even more on www.geography.org.uk
  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 a variety of specialist geography networks including: </li></ul><ul><li>About 40 local GA Branches that arrange </li></ul><ul><li> their own programme of events for </li></ul><ul><li>the benefit of the geographical community </li></ul><ul><li>in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Interest Groups for each phase and dedicated Working Groups ranging from ICT to Citizenship to Environmental. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Primary Geography Champions – sign up to the Champs ‘Ning’ at http://geographychampions.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>The GA Ning - an online social network to facilitate sharing practical teaching ideas and resources with fellow teachers of geography. Visit http://geographical.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the GA on Twitter – http://twitter.com/The_GA </li></ul><ul><li>Find us on Facebook –w ww.facebook.com/geographicalassociation </li></ul>
  21. 22. 8. Main sponsors: Field Studies Council and the Ordnance Survey Worldwise is our range of free pupil activities: Online Quiz questions are added at the start of every term. Geography Awareness Week resources cater for Early Years to post-16. My Places lets pupils upload descriptions and photographs of their favourite place to share with others.
  22. 23. 9. Give geography a voice GA membership helps give geography a voice when it matters and where it counts. It allows the GA to have a real influence with key partners and at government level on matters that will affect your classroom practice.
  23. 24. 10. Value for money! <ul><li>Become a member by subscribing to Primary Geography, Teaching Geography or Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Student membership starts at £32.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Full personal membership starts at £41.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Group membership starts at £46.00 </li></ul>See www.geography.org.uk/join for current rates.
  24. 25. so join today..... <ul><li>by filling in a form </li></ul><ul><li>by phone – 0114 296 0088 </li></ul><ul><li>online – www.geography.org.uk </li></ul>