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GTAV’s Teacher Professional Development Tour

Geography Teacher’s Association of Victoria in conjunction with Latitude Group Travel announces:

Latitude Group Travel and GTAV (Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria) are proud to announce that Latitude Group Travel is now the Prime Partner of GTAV.  This is an exciting time for both organisations – and hopefully for experienced and aspiring Geography teachers as our first collaboration is something all Geography teachers can enjoy!  Recently announced at GTAV’s annual conference – the most heavily attended Geography conference in Australia with about 900 Geography teachers in attendance  – the announcement of the partnership led to the release of the latest initiative by the Association.

A Geography tour offering GTAV certification of 47 hours of curriculum and pedagogy linked professional learning referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers has been organised to Hawaii departing in the September/October term break in 2017.  Fully escorted by an experienced Tour Director, teachers will also have the expertise of Stephen Latham, Education Officer at GTAV leading the fieldwork.  This unique, curriculum-linked tour, specifically designed for Geography Teacher professional development, couldn’t be set in a more extraordinary location.

Hawai’i has 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones, set among a plethora of palm trees, pristine beaches, wet and dry lush rainforests and a buzzing town centre. With fieldwork led by Steve, you can be assured of taking away valuable, worthwhile information and techniques, not only with the prospect of taking your own students on tour, but for your everyday teaching and development of fieldwork days and for Geography in the classroom.

Spectacular Volcanoes National Park, along with your lava boat ride are experiences unlikely to be forgotten, as is the opportunity to swim with the gentle manta ray, which feed only on plankton and have no sting in the tail!  Every day includes fieldwork aligned to a range of curricula from Year 8 to Year 12 Certificates across Australia and the tour will be equally advantageous for the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Including some reflection times, the tour will also give you the tools to teach your students critical thinking and questioning skills.

Covering Hazards and Disasters, Tourism, Population Change, Coastal Geomorphology, Urban Design, Urban Geography – Land Use Change, how Geography is central to STEM, Environmental Change and Management and so much more, all through fieldwork, this tour is a real opportunity to learn and grow you Geography teaching and fieldwork organisation skills.  There will be much in the way of fieldwork initiatives that you will be able to take back to the classroom.

Join GTAV for this fabulous opportunity to develop your Geography knowledge and fieldwork skills, along with a range of Geography curriculum elements, all covered in this comprehensive, fascinating tour in one of the world’s most beautiful environments.

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