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AOK COURSES

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Geography

 

Ian Geddes is the author of several geography books, including the CfE Higher Geography core course textbooks, Physical and Human Environments’ and ‘Global Issues’ the highly acclaimed study guide, ‘How to Pass Higher Geography.

Ian has experience as an SQA marker, and has been commissioned by SQA, LTS and Education Scotland to write teaching materials for Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Higher Geography. He provides CPD on Higher Geography and National 5 and to groups, departments and individual teachers. Ian was also involved in updating material for the BBC Bitesize for both the N5 and Higher Geography courses.

Ian is also co-author of ‘Success in the Higher Geography Assignment’, a two part package consisting of a power point presentation plus a booklet, written for both the student and their teacher.

He is a Geography Field Guide and specialist for Rayburn Tours and leads groups of students to Iceland, Morocco and Switzerland.

Understanding Standards: Raising Attainment in Higher Geography
Wednesday 19th Septemebr 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This is the perfect time for a Higher course reflecting the changes planned for session 2018/2019
This is a one day practical overview and is aimed at:

  • teachers new to teaching this course
  • those teachers seeking to renew and update their skills
  • teachers who wish to gain insight into the course, its structure and standards
  • teachers who wish to network and share good practise
  • raising attainment in both the assignment and question paper

Why attend?     

  • to review the Higher Geography Question paper and course
  • take part in experiential workshops
  • to build on previous success in the light of experience and best practice
  • to have a clearer understanding of the marking procedures and standards
  • to build on best practice approaches for the Assignment

Please note that SQA have stated that further details regarding the changes to the Higher Course will be released between the end of May and September 2018. The precise dates have not been announced.

All participants in this course will receive:
Success in the Higher Geography Assignment, by Ian Geddes and Calum Campbell. (The authors of the Hodder Core Textbooks for Higher Geography, ‘Global Issues’ and ‘Physical and Human Environments’)

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Understanding Standards: Raising Attainment in National 5 Geography
Wednesday 26th September 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This is the perfect time for a National 5 course reflecting the standards set following the new Question Paper
This is a one day practical overview and is aimed at:

  • teachers new to teaching this course
  • those teachers seeking to renew and update their skills
  • teachers who wish to gain insight into the course, its structure and standards
  • teachers who wish to network and share good practise
  • raising attainment in both the assignment and question paper

Why attend?     

  • to review the National 5 Examination and course
  • to build on previous success in the light of experience and best practice
  • to have a clearer understanding of the marking procedures and standards
  • to build on best practice approaches for the Assignment

All participants in this course will receive:
Success in the Higher Geography Assignment, by Ian Geddes and Calum Campbell. (The authors of the Hodder Core Textbooks for Higher Geography, ‘Global Issues’ and ‘Physical and Human Environments’)

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AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE:- Success in Higher Geography Assignment

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

The first years of Senior Management - 30th October 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers) - 3rd December 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018