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Which Leaving Certificate student has won the 2016 Gwenda Hurst Medal for the most meritorious examination paper in the 2016 Leaving Certificate Examination? The Annual Gwenda Hurst Lecture will be held on Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 8.00pm, The Museum Building, TCD. This year’s lecture will be presented by Brendan McGrath, […]

Who Has Won The 2016 Gwenda Hurst Medal?


Final Conference Programme Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 23rd & 24th September 2016 agti-2016-conference-final-prog EventBrite Conference Registration   Paper Registration 2016-booking-form AGTI Membership Form agti-member-appform AGTI Group/School Membership Form agti-group-appform  

42nd Annual Conference 23rd & 24th September 2016


East Central Branch Happy with this year’s State Exams? How would you like to see them marked? Express your views at the Post-Exam Analysis Wesley College Dublin on Friday 10th June 7.00pm

Post Exam Analysis 2016





Have your say – Teaching Council looking for teachers’ views on the Draft Framework for Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development <http://www.nabmse.org/2015/06/have-your-say-teaching-council-are-looking-for-stakeholders-views-on-draft-framework-for-teachers-continuous-professional-development/> Last October, the Council embarked on a consultation process with teachers to learn about their experience of professional learning. The goal was to enhance its understanding of their learning journey […]

Cosán – Teaching Council’s Policy of Continuing Professional Development



‘Aalen’s Atlas’ Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. Dr. Matthew Stout, Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Stout will talk about the contribution and vision of the late Fred Aalen for the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape – a profoundly important publication on the geography of Ireland, first published in 1997 […]

Gwenda Hurst Memorial Lecture 2015


PDST Technology in Education is currently offering an online course ‘Scoilnet Maps for Geography Teachers <http://www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie/en/Training/Courses/Scoilnet-Maps-for-Geography-Teachers.html> ’ (duration 1.5 hours), which can be completed either individually or in conjunction with a group of teachers. This course is targeted specifically at post primary geography teachers. It is available via TeacherCPD.ie <http://teachercpd.ie/> […]

Scoilnet Maps – Online Course




This session has been cancelled WED, OCT 7, 2015 AT 7:30 PM PME/NQT Support Session Dublin West Education Centre, Dublin, Ireland This is a plenary workshop session to support NQTs and PME Students. Free memebrship of the East Central Branch will be available to PME students at the meeting. You […]

PME/NQT Support Session


SEP 29, 2015 AT 7:30 PM 2016 Geographical Investigation & East Central AGM Dublin West Education Centre, Dublin, Ireland Book here This is a plenary session to share knowledge and experience of preparing students to complete the GI. We will also discuss aspects of writing up the GI. There will […]

Geographical Investigation 2016 & ECB AGM


The AGTI welcomes in the introduction of mandatory CPD. While we have clear views on what we think the Teaching Council’s policy on CPD should look like, we see mandatory CPD as an opportunity to contribute further to the professional development of teachers. The AGTI surveyed Geography teachers between March and […]

AGTI Survey on The Teaching Council’s CPD Policy (Cosán)



I am always looking for opportunities to engage in capacity building among geography teachers. It was obvious that a teacher could be appointed as a Subject Coordinator (Head of Geography Department) yet not have any specific training to enable them to really develop their role in a meaningful way. So, […]

Geography Coordinators Meeting


41st Annual Conference of the Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland The Tower Hotel, Waterford. Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2015 http://www.towerhotelwaterford.com 41st-Annual-Conference-2015-Programme  Book your place now – click here! **If you received a members newsletter, the dates for East Central Branch events have been revised. The correct dates […]

41st Annual Conference


The Teaching Council has begun its consultation process on the introduction of compulsory Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the teaching profession. The AGTI is in the process of drafting its position on teacher CPD. We are now asking geography teachers to complete the questionnaire below to help us inform our position […]

AGTI Position on the Teaching Council’s Introduction of Compulsory CPD



Creative Approaches to Teaching JC Geography Peter Lydon This will be an interactive session. Feel free to bring along your own ideas no matter how left-field; if they work, they work! Monday 23rd March 7.30pm Dublin West Education Centre Tallaght

Creative Approaches to Teaching JC Geography


Social Media in Geography Teaching Dublin West Education Centre Tallaght Thursday 15th January 7.30 – 9.00pm 20 places available. Register if you would like to attend by commenting on the link on our Facebook Page First 20 come first https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-of-Geography-Teachers-of-Ireland/163312853696574

Social Media in Geography Teaching


Matthew Jebb Director of the National Botanic Gardens ‘Cities, Woods and Fields’ Museum Building, T.C.D. 8pm Wednesday 26th November Matthew is co-editor of ‘Secrets of the Irish Landscape’ of the TV series fame presented by Derek Mooney, RTE. We will also be presenting the Gwenda Hurst medal to the winner […]

Gwenda Hurst Memorial Lecture 2014



North Munster Branch Would like to invite you to: A presentation by Norma Lenihan and Jason O’Brien. ‘Active methodologies for the Junior Certificate’ Thursday 13th November 2014 7:30pm Limerick Education Centre Norma and Jason are co-authors of Geography in Action is a new and exciting textbook that covers the Junior Certificate Geography course […]

Active Methodologies Workshop


On Monday 29 September, 13.00, at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson st, Dublin. The RIA and the Geographical Society of Ireland will host a lecture   by Professor John Mohan, Director of the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, UK  Charity deserts, spatial justice, and the distribution of voluntary […]

Spatial Justice Lecture