Geography courses for primary and secondary teachers
These CPD courses are all free of charge and there's no need to register. They can be completed whenever you like and at your own pace.
Each course has been written by a primary or secondary geography specialist and comes complete with resources to use in your classroom. The courses cover a range of themes from outdoor learning to food security.
My Place, Your Place, Our Place
What do sustainability and community cohesion really mean for learners in primary education? This family of courses explores the relationships between identity and place by drawing on some key geographical processes and understanding.
Community Cohesion Part One
This is the first of two courses focusing on community cohesion. It explores the relationships between community cohesion and diversity and some key geographical concepts and processes.
Community Cohesion Part Two
This course comprises four activities which build on the ideas introduced in Community Cohesion Part One. The first three activities can be approached in any order and when they have been completed, a plenary activity rounds the courses off.
GIS: Getting it Sorted
This course takes you through the basics of GIS and explains how and why you should use it with your students. It introduces a number of GIS and visualisation tools and offers a range of classroom activities.
Geography and the Global Dimension
This course looks at geography's contribution to learning about the global dimension. In many ways we might expect geography to be at the core of any work that includes a global dimension because human geography is all about people and places and how we live in the world today.
Themed CPD for KS1-5
A series of CPD courses funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) designed to support geography teachers with their continuous professional development.
Ideas and resources for teaching about food security and the global food crisis in the classroom.
As a topic migration has an obvious relevance to all our lives but it remains one of those 'difficult' topics to teach.
Secondary Subject Leadership
This course provokes thought and discussion about how geography is taught and managed at Key Stage 3.
Primary Subject Leadership
How can primary subject leaders and school management teams 'lead' the development of geography in the curriculum?
Young Geographers Go Local
This course is focused on helping children explore their own personal geographies in a local context.
Young Geographers Go Global
Helping children to develop their visual literacy by encouraging them to 'read' images of children in other places.
Young Geographers Go Green
What role does geography play in enabling the sustainable agenda in schools to be encountered, developed and enacted?
Other online courses
Places People Want
There are clear indications that settlement as a topic has become too settled and is in need of a shake-up. This CPD unit looks at how we might seek a response based on learners' personal experience and provide a conceptual framework for evaluating place.
Valuing Places CPD Units
These CPD units share tasters of the 'big ideas' that the Valuing Places project explored. Many of these focus on images of China but can be applied to other resources. Each idea is accompanied by a curriculum review activity and a classroom idea.
Exploring our global village
This online CPD course is designed for individuals or, more effectively, geography departments to guide discussions around the way that global learning is embedded in curriculum planning and assessment.
It would be good if after each module that you look at there was a printable certificate to say you had done it as evidence for your CPD file - something like name, date and module title.
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