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Join us for CPD in an inspiring setting...

29th June - 2nd July 2019

Iceland CPD And Tour For International Geography Qualifications

We’re excited to bring you a brand new style of CPD! Join your colleagues in the land of fire and ice for a truly unforgettable learning experience. As part of our strategic partnership with the Geographical Association, we are hosting a series of lectures and tours of geographical highlights this summer designed for geography teachers of the international geography examinations.

Course Theme: Giving the content context – engaging your students with Iceland and beyond

Dates: 29th June – 2nd July 2019

Price: £330pp

No. of places: 18

How to secure your place: Email our travel specialist Beverley with the subject line: Iceland CPD June 2019

Giving the content context - engaging your students with Iceland and beyond

Iceland is ‘the’ geographic case study location of the moment – used by geographers around the world to teach their students about the power of plate tectonics and the subsequent renewable energy possibilities.

Whilst tectonics is the creative process that continues to shape the country, it has also been the driving force behind Iceland’s rapid human development driven by the economic benefits that volcanic activity brings: the global ash cloud notoriety, the many ‘Instagrammable’ locations and an increased number of tourists.

Through this workshop and follow up activities, teachers will  gain practical strategies, learning opportunities and methodologies to add engaging context to the topics you need to teach.

In this truly unique CPD event, you will have the chance to follow up on this workshop with extensive field visits to get the first-hand experience of the locations whilst sharing and developing strategies on-site.

You will leave the island with a selection of quality ‘off the shelf’ geography resources aimed at promoting synthesis, nexus thinking and wicked problems among your learners as well as fieldwork opportunities that Iceland offers.

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Course Leaders

Richard Allaway

Richard is the Technology for Learning Coordinator and a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Secondary School at the International School of Geneva – Campus des Nations.

He is the author of – an established website of Geography teaching resources that has a worldwide network of subscribers. Richard lead professional development workshops on the integration of digital technologies into teaching and learning. He lives in France, teaches in Switzerland and comes from Yorkshire and is happiest in the mountains when exploring and taking photographs with people that are special to him.

Matt Podbury

Matt has been the Head of Geography at the International School of Toulouse for the last ten years. He arrived in France via Sheffield but hails originally from Conwy, North Wales. He teaches 11-18 secondary Geography and follows both the CIE IGCSE and International Baccalaureate programs of study. He is the author of two widely used Geography teaching websites, (G6 – G10) and (G11 – G12) and has led workshops and online CPD in the teaching of Geography to a wide range of colleagues and students around the world. His department was the proud recipient of the Geographical Association ‘Centre of Excellence’ award and ‘Secondary Geography Quality Mark’ for the second time in 2018. When he is not occupied with the day job and website development, he is busy entertaining my three young children and trying hard to keep them out of trouble.

Professor Chris Davies (guide)

A retired Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Manchester, retaining the position of Honorary Professorial Research Fellow.

 Chris has a long academic career interest in many areas of physical and digital geographies.  He is an Iceland specialist, leading field courses for over a decade.  He has particular interests in volcanology, plate tectonics, glaciation, climate change, and using Iceland as a terrestrial analogue for interpreting planetary features on various solar system bodies.

In addition, Chris has held a number of senior leadership roles including Dean of Students, Head of a number of Schools and oversaw staff and student equality, diversity and inclusivity activities.

Day 1 - 29th June 2019

Arrive in Keflavik and head to the Hafnarfjordur area for your overnight stay.

Day 2 – 30th June 2019

8.00 – 8.15  Welcome from Discover the World Education from our travel specialist, Beverley Cameron.

8.15 – 10.15 The Physical Geography of Iceland, lecture by Professor Chris Davies.

10.15 – 10.30 coffee break

10.30 – 12.30 workshops by Matt Podbury and Richard Allaway

12.30 – 20.00 Tour of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle guided by Chris Davies including stops at Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss and a few hidden gems.

Overnight in Selfoss area

Day 3 - 1st July 2019

Depart hotel at 8am for an exciting tour of Iceland including:

You’ll head back to Keflavik for your last night before returning home on the morning of the 2nd July.

£330 pp

What's included
Ground arrangements only
CPD course certificate
All lectures and workshops
Guided tours by Professor of Physical Geography
3 nights accommodation in twin rooms, possible shared facilities
Half board basis – breakfast & evening meal and additional lunch on day 2.
All transportation within Iceland including direct Keflavik airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 4
Peace of mind with our unique Travel Disruption Charter, protecting you should the unexpected happen
Unique no surcharge guarantee – once you have confirmed your booking there will be no price increases, regardless of what happens with sterling, world oil prices or taxes
Financial Security fully bonded with ABTOT & ATOL licence
£330 will be refunded if your school goes on to book a trip with Discover the World Education by July 2021
What's not included
International flights and taxes*
Single rooms (supplement charge applies & subject to availability)
Airline name change fees and excess baggage fees
Travel Insurance
* Let us know your preferred airport and flight dates and we will be able to assist with your booking