Presentation on theme: "Inspiring and supporting teachers. Some Background: APG APG 1 2006 – 2008 Primary focus Blended CPD, online and face to face with curriculum support Focus."— Presentation transcript:
Some Background: APG APG 1 2006 – 2008 Primary focus Blended CPD, online and face to face with curriculum support Focus on ICT, ESD and Citizenship The Primary Geography Quality Mark APG 2 2008 – 2011 Primary focus Localised networks through Champions Embedding and extending the PGQM See www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk for more detailswww.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk
3 years 9 Regions 54 Champions (29 this year) 1500 teachers Some Important Numbers More Champions to be appointed Summer 2009 – watch GA site for details For more details or queries please contact Julie Beattie firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Owens email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Contexts Primary Review Social Cohesion School SEF Personalised learning Sustainable Schools Climate Change Childrens Geographies Futures perspectives Active, informed citizens What do teachers need? What do they want?
Challenge Sustain a local network of teachers Support enthusiasm for and excellence in primary geography Reach 1500 teachers over 3 years Target the hard to reach HOW?
How? Social networking (real and virtual) e.g. Ning Support practical, exciting, living geography Free CPD Enquiry - what do schools and teachers need? ENTHUSIASM http://geographychampions.ning.com 300 + members
Some Outcomes and Opportunities Confident engaged teachers and learners Pooled and growing local expertise Increased take up of PGQM Accreditation e.g. TLA, Chartered Geographer, MA Articles for journals Materials for website