Registration for this event has now opened.
A copy of the registration form for the event can be downloaded below and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, you can register for the event by completing the form below (which when the submit button is clicked is sent to email@example.com).
In 2009 SAGT took their first Members’ Tour to Iceland.
It proved to be a most enjoyable and highly regarded experience for all participants;
many very happy memories linger yet. But in Iceland there is still so much more to see!
The proposed 2015 itinerary covers a quite different combination of locations in the West, the North and the North East of Iceland.
More details can be found in the document attached:
Education Scotland is working in partnership with the Field Studies Council Scotland to offer a free weekend course of fieldwork CPD for Geography practitioners between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th October 2014. This will take place at the FSC Scotland outdoor learning centre at Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae on the Clyde coast.
The course cost is covered by Education Scotland and includes all meals, accommodation and resources. Overnight accommodation is basic, with single room occupancy and shared facilities. Practitioners are expected to make their own travel arrangements to Millport ferry point, and we will arrange transfers to the Centre.
Further information is attached, and includes a draft programme.
To register interest for this free course, teachers should contact Laura Hannah, Development Officer for Social Studies with their name, school, local authority, and a brief description of how the course would benefit their classroom practice. Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
CPD Opportunity: Skills Days for Geography Practitioners
Dates: Saturdays 26th April, 31st May and 21st June 2014- 10am to 3.30pm
Venue: Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Education Scotland in partnership with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and University of Glasgow are holding a series of 3 Skills Days for Geography practitioners. The aim of these days is to give teachers the confidence to take learners out to do field work in a variety of different situations and equip them with some of the additional skills required for teaching the new national qualifications including Higher and Advanced Higher The days will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical activities based around various locations within the National Park.
Saturday 26th April
(a.m.) National Park HQ, Balloch; Introduction to Geography Fieldwork led by Lynne Robertson and Marjorie Kerr, Education Scotland and Alison Cush, LLTNP
(p.m.) Aspects of Physical Geography: River Studies led by Trevor Hoey and Paul Bishop, fluvial geomorphologists, University of Glasgow.
Saturday 31st May
(a.m.) National Park Visitor Centre, Balmaha; Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park led by Alison Cush and the Park Rangers
(p.m.) Aspects of Physical Geography: Glaciers and Coasts led by Jim Hansom and Derek Fabel, coastal and glacial geomorphologists, University of Glasgow.
Saturday 21st June
(a.m.) National Park HQ, Balloch: Tackling Statistics-, Scottish Government statistician. This session will include research of suitable websites to find statistical information to use with AH pupils.
(p.m.) Aspects of Human Geography: field techniques in Luss and Lomond Shores led by Lynne Robertson and Marjorie Kerr, Education Scotland
These days will make a significant contribution to any teacher’s continuous professional learning and with additional reading could count towards GTCS accreditation in Outdoor Learning.
If you are interested in signing up then please email email@example.com stating any special dietary requirements you may have for lunch. It is expected that you will be able to attend all three sessions. Suitable clothing and footwear should be worn. Rain will not stop play!
Places will be limited to 15 in the first instance. It is hoped to organise a similar event in the Cairngorms National Park at a future date.
The events including lunch/coffee will be provided free of charge. Participants are expected to pay their own travelling expenses to get there but transport within LLTNP will be provided.