Saturday, 7 September 2013

Intense... but not in tents... the Geography Camp...

Over at the Geography Collective HQ, we’ve been making some changes and plotting some quality events.  We are really pleased and excited to announce some of our plans for our residential camp in early 2014.  This will focus on helping geography departments make sense of and subvert the current changes to the National Curriculum and examination system.
As well as the central theme, there will also be lots of informal activities, laughter, great food and fun.   We are shaping the programme at the moment, but it will include stuff like:
  • Fitting existing Schemes of Work and resources to the new National Curriculum;
  • Using young people to hack your existing curriculum;
  • What to do about assessment;
  • Using Key Stage 3 to improve GCSE performance.
The final programme will be very much shaped by those who attend.
The style will be (un)conferency, with plenty of opportunity for informal chatting and sharing.  As a school leader who held the CPD budget, we’re making it great value and will ensure you’ll leave with lots of ideas, contacts and resources.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be using the Field Studies Council centre at Juniper Hall.  It’ll be full board and accommodation included in the price. The dates are Friday 25th to Sunday 26th of January 2014.

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