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Monday, September 30, 2013

Grade 9 Applied geography and Revised curiculum workshop module

Geography Applied Module for 3 days over the school year, Day 1, October 21 at John Polyani Rm 133


This module will support for teachers of Grade 9 Applied Geography who are interested in working towards the Revised curriculum.

Teachers must commit to attending all 3 days and sharing and providing feedback as to how they have incorporated their learning into their practice.

Schools will cover day 2


1 Full Day (October 21): will introduce the literacy & numeracy frameworks (Ministry of Education) Geographical Thinking Concepts, Assessment for/as learning and Differentiated Instruction plus application of a range of special technologies Day 2- Full Day (November TBD) Exploration Classrooms (3 different locations) to be led by teacher co-facilitators.


Schools must cover the cost of Day 2


Day 3 Full Day (February TBD) sharing of learning and best practices and next steps.

Ongoing– online conferencing, reference materials & school visits, as per requests

Follow-up –Conduct a needs assessment with the teachers to determine opportunity gaps and next steps

Target Audience & maximum size: 20 Grade 9 CGC1P classroom teachers

Location: online, school sites and John Polyani

To r egister:




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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