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    • 30 Jul 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast

    2022 GTAQ Annual Conference 


    Saturday 30 July at All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast

    Join GTAQ at our 2022 Annual Conference as we explore the future directions of geographical education.

    Keynote Speaker - Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder of Neighbourlytics and Urbanist, who works with big data to deliver well-being insights that inform evidence-based urban development decisions. 

    Workshops include:

    •  Supporting Differentiated Learning in the 7-9 Geography Classroom presented by Bradley Hacker, Education Perfect
    • Exploring the immersive potential of ArcGIS Storymaps presented by Jennah Williams, ESRI
    • High impact teaching strategies to improve students’ data analysis and analytical writing skills presented by Madeline Wust and Terri Soteriou, Mansfield State High School
    • Developing Good Quality Questions for IA1 presented by Julie Davis, QCAA
    • Year 7 Livability and Planning presented by Mellini Sloan, QUT
    • Developing Quality Assessment Tasks in Unit 1 and 2 Geography presented by Shane Albertson, GTAQ President
    • Geospatial Toolkits for the Australian Curriculum: Geography (7-10) and Senior Geography (Unit 1) presented by Mick Law, Contour Education
    • Virtual Field Trips presented by Mick Law, Contour Education
    • Geospatial technologies in your senior Geography classroom practice presented by Brett Dascombe, Wavell State High School
    • Creating Global Citizens in the Classroom presented by Holly Bond, Solar Buddy
    • Planning Geography excursions for Junior and Middle Years Geography classes presented by Chris Audley, Second Nature. 

    Optional Extras for FRIDAY 29 July (select at registration if interested)

    Using ArcGIS in the Senior Geography Classroom Masterclass presented by Brett Dascombe (Wavell State High School) and Jennah Williams (ESRI).

    • This masterclass will focus on skills needed to support your students in using ArcGIS in IA1, IA2 and IA3. 
    • This event is limited to 25 participants. 
    • Location: All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast 
    • Cost: $80 and will include coffee on arrival, morning tea and lunch. 

    Fieldwork - Coasts and Landcover Transformations presented by Second Nature 

    • Due to their dynamic nature, coastal environments provide exciting opportunities for data collection. This field trip will focus on collecting a wide variety of data relevant to apply to a land management or water management challenge. Although the field trip is focussed on specific sites for Land Cover Transformations unit, the locations we use on this excursion can successfully be used for data collection for a variety of other units. The field trip is also applicable for teachers interested in a field trip studying a coastal environment, Landforms and Landscapes or Environmental Change and Management Units. 
    • Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm
    • Cost: $35 per person (including morning tea, lunch and bus transport). The field trip will also include all equipment as well as a unit specific example of a field trip booklet. 

Past events

31 Jul 2021 Conference 2021: Visible Geography
24 Mar 2021 GTAQ AGM and Syllabus Feedback Session
12 Sep 2019 September Twilight PD
15 Jun 2019 Fieldwork Skills Workshop
10 Dec 2018 GTAQ+DNRME Spatial Technology Workshop GLADSTONE
20 Oct 2018 GTAQ+DNRME Spatial Technology Workshop CAIRNS
19 Oct 2018 GTAQ+DNRME Spatial Technology Workshop TOWNSVILLE
04 Aug 2018 SPONSORSHIP GTAQ Annual Conference 2018
04 Aug 2018 Conference 2018 IGNITE... the passion for geography
16 Mar 2018 The Digital Future of Geography
02 Nov 2017 GIS IN THE FIELD
22 Aug 2017 The Digital Future of Geography
29 Jul 2017 2017 GTAQ Annual Conference Sponsorship
28 Jul 2017 Annual Conference 2017 - #geographyitseverywhere
06 May 2017 Mackay Professional Learning for Secondary Teachers
23 Feb 2017 GTAQ AGM
19 Aug 2016 Queensland Spatial Educators’ Toolkit Training (Event 3)
29 Jul 2016 Annual Conference 2016 - Geography:Making the Link
29 Jul 2016 Annual Conference Sponsorship
21 May 2016 Cairns Professional Learning for Primary Teachers
21 May 2016 Cairns Professional Learning for Secondary Teachers
18 Mar 2016 Queensland Spatial Educators’ Toolkit Training (Event 1)
25 Feb 2016 2016 GTAQ AGM
25 Jul 2015 GTAQ 2015 Annual Conference ‘Doing Geography'
21 Mar 2015 Professional Development Opportunity: AGTA and GTAQ Mini Conference
26 Jul 2014 GTAQ 2014 Annual Conference ‘Rising Tides' PEOPLE PLACES PEDAGOGY
08 May 2014 Australia’s Engagement with Asia: Indonesia
15 Mar 2014 Developing Effective Assessment
21 Nov 2013 2013 GTAQ Senior Geography Forum and AGM
19 Oct 2013 Exploring the Australian Curriculum – Professional Learning Day
27 Jul 2013 GTAQ 2013 Annual Conference ‘An Introduction to the Australian Geography Curriculum’
01 Jun 2013 Geography Skills Workshop
10 May 2013 Geography PD Day
22 Nov 2012 Annual General Meeting
17 Nov 2012 Simple Spatial Technologies
28 Jul 2012 GTAQ Annual Conference

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