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Monday, May 13, 2013

Space avail for Geo-Spatial and Geographic inquiry modules

Hi All as it happens there are a few spaces available for the May 28th and May 29th Geo- spatial technology and Geographic Inquiry learning modules:

Location Cedarbrae C.I.

See below

Using Geotechnologies (Geo-visual and Geo-analytical) with the New Notebooks Gr7-12 / T&L-SWSH –

Grade 7-12 Geography teachers are invited to a 2 session module to train, and support curriculum, using geotechnologies

to enhance the geographic Inquiry process. This two day workshop will be focused on and using the new TDSB notebooks.

Particular attention will be placed on teaching /learning strategies, the thinking concepts in the new geography curriculum,

the role of problem based learning to create authentic learning opportunities plus, assessment (as, for, and of learning).

(there is an expectation that teachers commit to the entire cycle of sessions)

The Two sessions will include:

• Training in a range of geo-visual and geo -analytical tools including ArcGIS, ArcGIS online, and Google Earth

• Explore various planning and Teaching learning strategies to support effective geographic Inquiry as spelled out in the new


• Deconstruct effective lessons and begin to co-plan specific lessons with a focus on problem based learning and authentic


• Use field studies including GPS, photo capture and Geographic inquiry methods

Teaching and Learning will pay for two days of release. Space is limited to 20 participants. Please register on Key to Learn.

After registration you will be emailed with your release code and further details.



You must go to this link and register for the days . the supply code for the day is #37.  . Check for signs when you arrive at the school.

Mark Lowry

Geography and Geotechnologies Instructional Leader

Social World Studies and Humanities

Toronto District School Board

1 Civic Centre Court

Toronto , On ,M9C 2B3

Tel; (416) 394-7269

Cell; (416) 576-4515

Fax; (416) 394-6420


twitter @geogmark




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