Geography Unlocked Series Update

The Geography Unlocked series has been updated to include ‘Fieldwork Unlocked’!

Geography Fieldwork Unlocked features 34 inquiry-based fieldwork activities developed by a team of experienced Geography educators.

Key features:

  • Section 1 of the book introduces the reader to inquiry-based fieldwork. It provides guidance in developing fieldwork action plans, research methodologies, and data collection tools and approaches as well as guidance on the presentation and communication of fieldwork findings.

  • Section 2 features nine fieldwork activities for primary students (Years F/K–6). Each of these activities has been designed to develop students’ conceptual understanding and the skills associated with inquiry-based learning.

  • Section 3 showcases 25 fieldwork activities aligned to the topics studied by students in Years 7–10.

  • Each fieldwork activity is framed by one or more inquiry questions. They also feature: a statement of expected learning; a list of the equipment needed to successfully complete each fieldwork activity; a short introduction; background information that contextualises student learning; pre-fieldwork activities; and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to complete each fieldwork task.

Spatial Technology Professional Learning

This Professional Development is an excellent opportunity for teachers of either Science, Technology, Agriculture, Maths or Geography. This session will guide you through simple data collection methods using free Geographic Information System (GIS) technology available to all schools through Esri Australia’s GIS for Schools Program.  Come along and find out how to access and use this great resource!

You will even learn how to create ‘Storymaps’. you can check out some examples here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/

We will guide you through everything you need to know to integrate GIS into your next field work. We will take you through the new user-friendly ArcGIS Online platform that can create maps using your own primary data or readily available secondary data

We look forward to seeing you there!

Make sure you register here: www.trybooking.com.au/472640

2019 Humanities Conference!

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year!

We have the combined Humanities conference in Hobart on the 10th and 11th of May at Hobart College, which will be a great opportunity to cover a range of subjects and PL!

If you have something you would like to share/present at the conference, you can submit your proposals here.

RSVP to the Facebook event and make sure you like the TGTA Page to stay up to date with information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The AGM to elect officers of the association and ordinary committee members will be held on Monday 17th September at Guilford Young College (Hobart Campus) from 5:30pm.

All members are encouraged to nominate for election to the committee.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to complete a nomination form.  Email us at info@tgta.org.au.

Geography Literacy Unlocked

Geography Literacy Unlocked has been written for secondary geography students seeking to improve their literacy skills. It includes a focus on written, visual and oral literacy.

Geography Literacy Unlocked is published by the Australian Geography Teachers Association and written by Dr Grant Kleeman. One of Australia’s leading geography educators.

Key features:

  • An engaging, easy-to-navigate design
  • A student-friendly approach featuring step-by-step explanations and annotated exemplars
  • A focus on the basics of effective written communication – spelling, punctuation, tense and the use of connectives
  • Descriptions of the principal text-types used in geography, supported by annotated examples
  • Guidance for writers in quoting, paraphrasing, summarising and referencing the work of others
  • A focus on the responsible use of social media
  • A comprehensive coverage of the principal forms of visual and oral texts students encounter in geography
  • Templates or scaffolds to support the interpretative skills students are expected to demonstrate.

Download a brochure and order form by clicking here

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AGTA Geography Skills Unlocked Textbook

Geography Skills Unlocked is a skills book for Australian secondary schools.

Key features:

  • Contents aligned to the inquiry and skills-based requirements of Australian Curriculum: Geography
  • An engaging, easy to navigate design
  • A student friendly approach with step-by-step explanations, descriptions and worked examples
  • A focus on emerging technologies used to gather, analyse and present geographical data
  • GeoSkills and GeoInquiry activities that scaffold student learning
  • A wealth of stimulus material including a diverse range of maps, graphs, aerial photographs, satellite images, diagrams and photographs
  • Examples drawn from each Australian state and territory with additional international material
  • Key terms explained in embedded glossary boxes

Geography Skills Unlocked is published by the Australian Geography Teachers Association and written by a team of experienced Geography teachers.

Order a copy or set by downloading the order form here

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