2018 GTASA Conference

 

Our Keynote Speaker for 2018 is Wendy Campana, Commissioner for Kangaroo Island.  Wendy has extensive experience in managing economic, social, and environmental impacts and community needs.  We look forward to hearing case studies about population change, clean and green food production, and sustainable tourism. Further information about Wendy can be discovered here.  

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Workshop information for Teaching Thursday

                                                                                                             

Title

Leaders

Location

Brief Outline

Links

Thursday morning 11:15 – 12:30

Geography Literacy and Data

Bec Nicholas - Contour Education

1.11

Coming soon!

 

Note: BYO device and data for this session.

 

Unpacking Geography Literacy Unlocked

Joanne Wegener & Michael Pretty

1.192

AGTA's new textbook Geography Literacy Unlocked is full of many examples of how we can improve student literacy through Geography. We will explore some of these examples with hands-on activities ready to use in your Geography classroom.

Years 7 - 10

Geographies of Justice: Locating ourselves on the map of disparity

Suzy Pemberthy - Caritas Australia

1.24

Wealth and privilege are located on the same map as suffering and disadvantage (Susan Sontag).
Language and images (including film/digital/multi-modal texts) are powerful tools used to position
ourselves and others on this map. This workshop will explore a range of curriculum resources that equip our students to understand, evaluate and create texts with questions of justice in mind.
Suzy Penberthy is a Justice Educator with Caritas, the Catholic agency for aid and development in
Australia. She has 13 years of classroom experience teaching Geography and HASS. Suzy has also
completed a Masters of International Development and worked with two different aid and
development agencies both in education/ curriculum resource development roles.

Year 9 & 10

Introducing Geospatial Literacy with ESRI

Skye Rogers - ESRI

1.2223

This session will guide teachers through introducing geospatial literacy into the geography classroom, including developing teachers’ skills using ArcGIS Online. This session will use Stage 1: Sustainable Places as an example. ArcGIS Online is part of Esri’s new education program, where GIS technology is available for free to every school in Australia. Note: BYO device and data for this session.

Stage 1 Sustainable Places

Thursday Afternoon  2:15 – 3:30

Unpacking the Stage 2 Exam

Fiona Grieg

1.11

A look at the new Stage 2 exam with a focus on the exam structure, types of questions, and marking guidelines.

Please bring along a copy of the 2018 Sample Geography exam paper available for download from the SACE website.

Stage 2

Simple Spatial Literacy

Mick Law - Contour Education

1.2223

Coming soon!

 

Note: BYO device and data for this session.

 

Geographies of Justice: Locating ourselves on the map of disparity

Suzy Penberthy - Caritas Australia

1.24

Wealth and privilege are located on the same map as suffering and disadvantage (Susan Sontag).
Language and images (including film/digital/multi-modal texts) are powerful tools used to position
ourselves and others on this map. With specific links to both the ‘Geographies of interconnections’
(Year 9) and ‘Geographies of human wellbeing’ (Year 10) units of study, this workshop will explore a range of curriculum resources that equip our students to understand, evaluate and create texts with questions of justice in mind.
Suzy Penberthy is a Justice Educator with Caritas, the Catholic agency for aid and development in
Australia. She has 13 years of classroom experience teaching Geography and HASS. Suzy has also completed a Masters of International Development and worked with two different aid and development agencies both in education/ curriculum resource development roles.

Year 9 Interconnections & Year 10 Human Wellbeing

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Middle School

April Bickley and Elise Walker

1.2223

Explore learning activities to actively engage middle school students in the Australian Curriculum for Geography with an inquiry focus. Hands on fieldwork techniques for all year levels.

Years 7 - 10

 

Workshop information for Fieldwork Friday

                                                                                                             

Leaders

Location(s)

Brief Outline

Links

Michael Vickery, Rostrevor College & Elise Walker, Wilderness School

Cleland National Park; Belair National Park

 

(TBC, changes may be necessary due to burnoff schedule)

How prepared are residents of the Adelaide Hills in the event of a major bushfire? How effective is prescribed burning at reducing the bushfire risk? Bushfires have always been a key feature of the Australian environment, however development in fire-prone areas and climate change are now increasing the potential of these hazards to become catastrophic events.  This session will look at the theory of bushfire as a hazard, fieldwork methodologies and how they can be employed in your local area. Key locations will be visited by bus, including Cleland and Belair NP, depending on burn-off schedules.

 

Participants will be travelling by bus to and from the EDC as parking and access restrictions exist at some locations.

 

Lunch will be at the Crafers Gourmet Deli, at the participants’ expense.

7 Main Street, Crafers, 5152

Stage 1 Natural Hazards; Stage 2 Field Work and skills

Simon Miller & Domna Magara,

Pembroke School

Adelaide CBD

Where is the Global Centre of Adelaide? A spatial fieldwork inquiry for Year 9 Geography using Epicollect 5.

This fieldwork enquiry is based around students exploring what makes a city global, and how this can be measured and mapped. The fieldwork activity will use the epicollect5 app to collect data and create maps exploring the levels of globalisation found within Adelaide’s CBD.

You will require a mobile phone with the epicollect5 app downloaded.

 

Participants will take the free tram to the CBD and should either BYO lunch, or purchase on the way to the meeting point.

Year 9 Interconnections

Greg Way, Cabra Dominican College & Contour Education

 

Port Noarlunga

Coastal Fieldwork in the Port Noarlunga Area

On this field trip we will look at forces and processes that help shape coastal features between Onkaparinga Head and Witton Bluff. We will do some simple LSD tests, collect data, take photos and make sketches. Mick Law from Contour Education will be with us to show different ways to collect spatial data. We will use apps such as Skitch to annotate photos, and look at Story Maps as a way for students to present their findings.

You will need to use your phone or mobile device on the day. Please make sure you have a Google account so that you can access MyMaps and the Skitch application on your device.

On the trip we will be walking 2km+ so comfortable shoes are a good idea.

 

People will need to travel to Pt Noarlunga independently or arrange to carpool with others in the group.

 

Lunch arrangements – please BYO or visit a local business (the bakery is excellent) to purchase on the way.

Y8 Landscapes and Landforms

Michael Pretty, Salisbury East High School

Bowden; St Clair (Woodville); West Lakes; Port Adelaide

West is Best? A study of the emerging gentrification and urban infill revitalising Adelaide's western suburbs.

 

This fieldwork is intended to cater for middle and senior school Geography with a look at the 30 Year Plan for Adelaide and its progress along with examining examples of TODs, Sustainability and Urban Infill as key initiatives for modern urban places. Students will discover the exciting high rise developments in the inner west, examination of storm water harvesting, Transport Oriented Developments and social considerations for urban infill. Please bring a mobile phone/camera, note pad and pen. Fieldwork booklet will be provided for notes and streetscape evaluations.

 

Transport will be by chartered bus which will depart and return participants to the EDC. We will stop for lunch in West Lakes so please bring money if you wish to purchase lunch on the day or alternatively bring your own. 

 

Year 8 Changing Nations; Year 9 Geographies of Interconnections; SACE Stage 1 Sustainable Places/ Local Issues;  SACE Stage 2 Ecosystems and People

Dr Bianca Kyriacou, The University of Adelaide,  Why Waite?

 

Belinda Cay, Food and Fibre Education SA

 

University of Adelaide, Waite Campus (Urrbrae)

The Ag Innovators session will explore food security for a growing population. We will look at soil health, plant breeding and genetics and how these impact the amount and quality of food produced on a global scale. We will also explore technology and innovation in food production such as big data, GIS and precision agriculture, weather monitoring and analysis, driverless tractors, drones, sustainability and research.


Teachers will tour facilitates at the University of Adelaide Waite Campus, conduct a range of hands on experiments and activities with soil, GIS, weather and plants.  Teachers will receive resources and activities which they can take back to their classroom to support their teaching of food security.

Own transport required, car sharing encouraged.
Participants should BYO lunch or visit a local business and purchase on the way

Year 9 Biomes and Food Security

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