Free CPD in Dubai

My invitation to present at this event was obviously lost in the post, but for those colleagues in Dubai, there is an excellent CPD opportunity coming up in March.

Details sent by Matt Podbury.

Calling all teachers in/near Dubai, there is a fantastic free CPD day coming up in March.
The Geography Teacher Toolkit Conference will be held at Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis and include sessions from Matt Podbury, (, Richard Waller (Keele University) and John Sayers (Nord Anglia International School, Dubai).
Secure your place today and don’t forget to sign up for our teachmeet afterwards! 

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The tickets have gone live on Eventbrite. They are FREE!

Order of the day

8.30 am - Registration

9.10 am - Introductions

9.30 am - Fieldwork and Geographic Skills - Richard Waller
This session will explore the creative ways in which fieldwork can be used to enhance the development of a range of important geographical skills. This would include field observation and interpretation, the combined use of specialist field techniques and research design.

11.00 am - Coffee break

11.30 am - Planning / Evaluation / Questioning Skills - John Sayers
This session will explore how TOK is used in geography along with examples of it in this subject. John will also be sharing his question grid developed to include photos, maps, videos and other resources to develop Socratic questioning. Find out how these resources can assist you with planning, coaching and self-evaluation.

1 pm - Lunch (provided)

1.45 pm - Geographic Possibilities and Affirmative Action - Matt Podbury
Matt will give some practical ways that he promotes Geographic possibilities into his teaching, across the secondary age range with some free take away resources for you to adapt and try out in your own school. These will deal with climate change and disparities with school-based projects, new case studies at IGCSE and IB/A-Level and getting ‘positive Africa’ into your curriculum.

3.15 pm - Coffee break

3.30-4.30 pm - Teachmeet

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Come along to share great ideas trialled in your classroom, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Professionals from all educational sectors are welcome.
TeachMeet is not about presenting a new product or theory, rather it is a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other - real narratives of practice that make a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues with a bucket-load of networking to boot!


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