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Professional development

The Association organises conferences for geography teachers, designed to assist teachers implement changes in Geography Syllabuses and to provide teachers with an opportunity to refresh their professional teaching by sharing ideas for classroom and fieldwork activities and hearing about current developments in geographical education.

Forthcoming events

Geography webinar program

The Geography Teachers Association of NSW will be offering a series of webinars in 2017.

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 4.00 – 5.00pm
Topic: Using Infographics in Geography
Presenter: Jessica Lonard

Date: Tuesday, 23 May 4.00 – 5.00pm
Topic: The Challenging HSC Skills – cross section, gradient, vertical exaggeration and others
Presenter: Julie Gleeson

There is no charge for the webinars. Once registered you will be sent information preceding the webinar to gain access.

>> Download flyer
>> Register for webinar

HSC Geography Lectures 2017

Once again this year, GTA NSW has organised lectures for HSC Geography students and teachers. The presenters are experienced educators and HSC markers. The sessions cover: Ecosystems at Risk, Urban Places, People and Economic Activity and Geography skills and exam advice.

Dates and locations
Monday 5 June – Wollongong: University of Wollongong, Room 20.3, Northfields Ave, Gwynneville
Wednesday 7 June – Newcastle: Callaghan Secondary College, Jesmond Campus, Janet St, Jesmond, Newcastle
Tuesday 13 June – Sydney CBD: St Andrews Cathedral School, Ground Floor, 51 Druitt St, Sydney

9.00am – 3.00pm, registration from 8.30pm

Registration closes
One week prior to each event (No refunds for cancellation after this date). Attach a list of attendees with your school’s registration. Students are encouraged to bring writing equipment and paper or tablet devices to mind map key concepts and advice presented on the day.

Cost (inc GST)
$30 per student for member schools/teacher
$50 per student for non-member schools/teacher
Teacher attending with students admitted free.

>> Further details and registration form

GTA Regional Conferences: Collaborate, Inspire, Learn

The Regional Conferences will focus on aspects of the new NSW Geography Syllabus for Stages 1 to 5 including programming, fieldwork, assessment, inquiry based learning, spatial technologies and skills and tools.

Dates and locations
Tamworth: Friday, 28 July at the Quality Powerhouse Hotel, 48 Armidale Rd, East Tamworth. Registration from 8:15am. The course will conclude at 3:30pm
Batemans Bay: Friday 4 August at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay. Registration from 8:15am. The course will conclude at 3:30pm

Cost: $180 member $220 non-member

>> Further details and registration form