These popular and free webinars have been designed to provide original and invaluable teacher CPD whilst helping to enhance your students’ learning. Delivered by highly experienced former and practicing teachers to help support you and your students whilst working from home and back in the classroom.
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Changing Places: Hveragerdi, Iceland
This CPD aimed at teachers will focus on this detailed changing places case study.
Places are dynamic and always undergoing change and development. Hveragerdi is an excellent example. This case study supports this key geography theme by considering the factors that have influenced the development and characteristics this small town in southern Iceland.
In addition to the key knowledge and understanding that will be delivered, we will also share with you student resources and materials for you to use.
Tuesday 2nd February, 4.30pm
Solheimajokull Case Study – Glaciation / Climate Change
During this CPD aimed at teachers, we will consider the recent changes that have taken place at Solheimajokull, one of Iceland’s best known and most visited glaciers.
Solheimajokull is one of the most monitored glaciers in the world, with records dating back to the 1930s. Since the mid-1990s, the glacier has retreated by up to 50m a year, creating a huge lagoon at its snout and revealing an amazing landscape featuring distinctive landforms such as lateral moraines, kettle holes and an extensive outwash plain. As with other glaciers in Iceland and across the world, scientists believe this retreat to be clear evidence of climate change and global warming.
We will make a critical assessment of the recent trends and examine the links to global warming, provide clear diagrams, photos and video clips to explain the formation of this unique landscape, focusing particularly on glacial processes and glacial landforms. We will also provide access to brand new student resources and material
Monday 8th February, 4.30pm
Running a school trip after COVID-19
In these sessions, Karen Corfield reflects on her 20 years’ experience as a teacher and assistant head, and using her extensive guiding and travel industry knowledge, she’ll cover the following:
– Consider the likely barriers and solutions to launching and running a trip.
– The benefits of provisionally launching during the uncertainty, so to offer your students hope and to secure the best availability, without any financial commitment.
– Health and safety considerations.
– Travel logistics and other practical information.
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In the meantime, watch this video for some inspiration to get you excited for planning your next school trip…
The Rivers and Coasts of Iceland
This webinar will reinforce fluvial and coastal processes, look at the different landforms and highlight examples that are not always “text book” geography. Plus, this session will include plenty of “thinking like a geographer” opportunities, enabling students to really challenge their way of thinking.
The Challenge of Natural Hazards - Climate Change
Expanding on our natural hazards webinar, this session will look at the causes and effects of climate change, but will focus on the impact of this change on the glacial landscapes of Iceland. This webinar will be run by our very own Karen Corfield and Dr Richard Waller, who is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Keele University.
Virtual Fieldtrip to Norway
During this tour, we shall outline the many links to the geography curriculum, and also highlight the invaluable pastoral opportunities that a trip to Norway can provide for your students.
Resource Management - Energy
Using Iceland as a case study, Karen Corfield will show how different strategies can be used to increase energy supply, the butterfly effect of the strategies, and opportunities for your students to really “think like geographers”.
The Challenge of Living with Natural Hazards - Iceland Case Study
Using Iceland as a case study, Karen Corfield will look at the definition of natural hazards and why they pose a risk to people and property. We will then explore the reasons why the Icelandic population thrive in living in an area at risk from tectonic hazards.
This webinar will introduce a new tectonic case study within Iceland – Katla, and how the Icelanders are monitoring, predicting, preparing and planning for this tectonic event.
To Fly or Not to Fly: the Challenge with Going Green
Former lecturer in Tourism and Iceland specialist, Sarah Rimington will explore the fragile balance and dilemma of ensuring that travel is sustainable and responsible.
Sarah will touch on the psychology behind critical thinking, with the view of encouraging a balanced and objective perspective whilst considering the challenges around this emotive topic. It will be argued that social, environmental, economic, health and political factors all interlink and need to be in balance and harmony to ensure that meaningful solutions to tackling climate change are identified.
The Circular Economy in Practice: A Case Study on how a school in Costa Rica is striving to become a sustainable leader
Join Mark Whalen, a geography teacher at Pan American School Costa Rica, which has recently received a 5 star Blue Flag Certification by the Ministry of Education as a leading Eco-School.
Mark will detail the school’s bottom-up approach to student engagement and project-based learning, where they are starting to see significant positive change in student consumption habits, even during the Covid-19 lockdown. You’ll also learn more on the school’s goal to collecting plastic waste.
Virtual geography school trip to Mallorca
Join Richard Thompson, a geographer and owner of the Es Pla Education Centre, on a virtual tour of Mallorca. Using stunning imagery, Richard will cover the highlights of Mallorca and provide invaluable information from a geographical perspective.
Perfect for teachers and students who missed out on a Mallorca trip, or are considering visiting in the future. Click on the image to play our video on what makes a geography trip to Mallorca great.
International Virtual Teachmeet
Join David Rogers, a well-known geography teacher, as he hosts this virtual Teachmeet. Teachmeets are an organised but informal meeting for teachers to share best practice, innovations and personal insights in teaching. Taking full advantage of the online opportunity, we are calling teachers from across the world to get involved and to share your ideas with many across the globe.
Tourism in Rural Iceland: The Role of Perceptions in Sustainable Tourism Management
Former lecturer in Tourism and Iceland specialist, Sarah Rimington will explore the role of perceptions in tourism management, with a particular focus on tourism in rural Iceland. Following an overview of the rise of tourism in Iceland in recent years, tourists’ interaction with nature will be explored, along with the challenges this presents for Iceland’s fragile ecosystems.
The concepts of ‘carrying capacity’ and ‘overtourism’, in relation to rural Iceland, will be explored using the ‘Purism Scale’ and ‘Tourism Life Cycle Model’.
Eyjafjallajokull Eruption and the Impacts 10 Years Later
Karen Corfield is repeating this webinar due to popular demand.
“This is an outstanding presentation about the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 and its impacts. Every teacher’s wish list contains detailed and evidenced case studies – and this one delivers the job. As well as detailing the nature of the eruption, and what made it such a serious global event, Karen Corfield demonstrates the evidence for often-neglected impacts such as upon human health, and the economic shift into farming.
The evidence base is both immediate from 2010, and longer-term, so that this is a truly reflective and analytical case study which will ideally suit all GCSE and A level specifications.”
Bob Digby, Geographer and Former GA President
Virtual Guided Iceland School Trip and Lesson
Join Karen Corfield, a former head of geography and Iceland guide, on a virtual tour of Iceland. Using stunning imagery and video footage, Karen will cover the highlights of South West Iceland and provide invaluable information from a geographical perspective.
Perfect for teachers and students who missed out on an Iceland trip, or are considering visiting in the future.