On October 29th and 30th, Ordnance Survey will be running two training events for teachers. Both primary and secondary teachers are welcome to come along. The sessions will give hand-on use of Digimap for Schools, an overview of GIS and a look at free teacher resources available from Ordnance Survey.
They will take place at:
The James Young High School , Livingston, EH54 6NE on Wednesday , 29th October 4-6pm. Please email Elaine Batty (email@example.com) to book a place.
Perth Academy , PH1 1NJ on Thursday , 30th October , 4.30-6 pm. Please email Tan Logan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a place.
Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey has begun a new tour of English schools to runÂ teacher training events providing hands on training in Digimap for Schools.
The first event in Hatfield yesterday (1st Sept) had a great turn out of keen teachers, eager to get to grips with the service.
Teacher training in Hatfield
Upcoming events will be held in:
- 15-9 Lancaster
- 16-9 Aldershot
- 18-9 Manchester
- 22-9 North Cheam
- 23-9 West Drayton
- 29-9 Appley Bridge
- 30-9 Dewsbury
If you would like to find out more information about one of these events, please contact Darren -Â Darren.Bailey@ordnancesurvey.co.uk
The latest round of teacher training events has taken place in the first two weeks of January. Despite the inclement weather Darren Bailey and Ken Lacey have visited;
Bartholomew School – Oxford
St Ivo School – St Ives
English Martyrs School – Leicester
Bishop Justus Church of England School – Bromley
Wrotham School – Seven oaks
Watford Grammar School for Girls – Watford
Thanks to all the primary and secondary teachers that came along to the events, and a special thanks to those who organised an event. Here’s some of the feedback that was received;
“Digimap is really useful and will improve the quality of geography teaching in primary schools”
“Plenty of useful info and hints”
“Really useful info and websites, Thank you”
“Fantastic Information, clearly presented and easy to follow”
Unfortunately the Lincoln events pencilled in this week have been a victim of the snow. They will be re-arranged for the end of March.
The next two events will be in London on the 29th January and Leigh on the 5th February, so if you are in the area and would like to come along, contact email@example.com
Darren Bailey and Ken Lacey from Ordnance Survey have hit the road with a series of free geography teacher training events for schools around the country. Terrible weather did not prevent almost everyone reaching the first two venues in Worcester and Ross on Wye where teachers enjoyed the chance of hands-on time with Digimaps for Schools.
“Digimap looks amazing“
“Great for Key Stage 2”
“Lovely to have resources and instructions to take home”
Each two hour sessions is run by Darren or Ken and most start at 4pm. Training is hosted by a lead school who invite primary and secondary geography teachers from around the area to come along. Some courses are completely full, but if you are a geography teacher in the following areas it may be worth asking Darren if there are any spare places. Dates are as follows:
05/12/2012 Frome BA11 4JF
12/12/2012 Bury BL9 0TS
07/01/2013 Chipping Norton OX7 5DY
08/01/2013 St Ives PE27 6RR
09/01/2013 Leicester LE4 0FJ
15/01/2013 Bromley BR2 8HZ
16/01/2013 Sevenoaks TN15 7RD
17/01/2013 Watford WD18 0AE
22/01/2013 Alfreton DE55 1AE
23/01/2013 Lincoln LN1 3SP
Would your school be interested in hosting a training session in the future? If you think you can get 20 or more geography teachers together, and can provide a suitable IT room, contact Darren Bailey at the Ordnance Survey to find out more. firstname.lastname@example.org