Professional learning opportunity for teachers of grades 5-8.  

Lorraine Chaffer is the President of the Geography Teachers Association of New South Wales.  She presented a popular session at the humanities conference in Launceston earlier this year.  We are lucky to have her back for this PL targetted at upper-primary and lower-secondary teaching contexts.   
Lorraine Chaffer Bio:

President: Geography Teachers Association of NSW
Australian Geography Teachers Association Board member.
Editor of GTANSW Journal  Geography Bulletin. 
Conference and workshop organiser and presenter for the professional development of Geography teachers in NSW through GTANSW and the NSW Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) 
Presenter at interstate conferences - Victorian GTA (2016 & 2017), Tasmanian GTA and Australian Geography Teachers Association (2015 & 2017). 
Assisting organisations on the delivery of educational programs for the Australian Curriculum including Distance Education, Environmental Education Centres, National Parks and Wildlife and the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Curriculum writer:  NSW Geography Syllabus K-10 and Geography elective syllabus NSW 2016 / NSW Consultation Committee member for Australian Curriculum
Geography Education Consultant working with schools to implement the Australian Curriculum Geography 7-10 (NSW Syllabus), and developing Geography teaching resources for various clients eg UrbanGrowth NSW, Department of Infrastructure and planning.
Contributing author of MacMillan GeoWorld Series for the Australian Curriculum and NSW Geography Syllabus and revision of the Macmillan Global Atlas for 2018. 

This professional learning activity will take you through a variety of free, easy to use spatial technology websites and applications suitable for years 5-8. Take away skills you can use with your classes immediately.
More than a demonstration of ICT, links will be made to Geographical Inquiry and developing student Critical & Creative Thinking capability. 
Connections will be made to Geography topics for years 5 to 8, however the tools and skills are relevant to all topics across all years as well as other subjects. 
The applications investigated will include Google Earth, Google Tour Builder, National Geographic Mapmaker, Scribble Maps, ESRI ArcGIS for Australian Schools and fascinating real-time data. 
BYOD to follow along by connecting to the relevant websites and to plan one activity for a topic you are teaching now. 
Participants will receive a copy of the PPT presentation and other spatial technology support resources. 

Date: Monday 17th September
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Venue: Guilford Young Collge (Hobart Campus)

* Non-members - $40
* Members - $25


Registrations close on Friday 14th September.