Tuesday, 14 August 2012

SAGT Conference - book early...

SAGT Conference this year will be held at Hutcheson's School, Glasgow.

My good friend Val Vannet is President of the SAGT for the next three years.
I will be presenting a workshop in association with EDINA on the work that I did for Digimap for Schools.
Here's the description in the programme.

Writing on the Map Alan Parkinson 
Using OS Digimap for Schools to help guide global citizens.
This hands-on session will make use of materials produced in 2012 for subscribers to the Ordnance Survey’s map service, operated by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. Digimap for Schools won the Geographical Association’s Gold Award in 2011.Alan was the author of a major Secondary resource pack for Digimap for Schools, and will investigate ways to use OS mapping of Scotland to encourage an enquiry approach to teaching about the landscape, and students’ place within it. Understanding the earth starts by understanding our own place. There will also be an opportunity to learn about other GIS-style activities to bring maps to life.
If Geography means ‘writing the earth’ then a lot of that writing should be done on maps…Delegates will leave with a pack of ready-to-use materials and plenty of ideas and tools to take this type of work further.

Download the programme and booking form from the SAGT website. It's only £60 for non-SAGT members and £35 for members (membership for a year costs £35)

Will also be good to catch up with Bob Digby (President of the GA from September), Steve Brace (RGS), Jamie Buchanan Dunlop (Digital Explorer) and Iain Stewart (off the telly) who are among the presenters, and of course plenty of Scottish teacher friends...

I will then be moving up via Dundee to Aberdeen to lead a day's CPD the following Monday...

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