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You are invited to A Celebration of Geography to mark the Award of the Gwenda Hurst Medal 2017 and the publication of the new Junior Cycle Specification for Geography. Friday 24th November 2017,  8.30pm, Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 The Gwenda Hurst Lecture “Climate Change: Geography’s New Integrator”  by Emeritus Professor John […]

A Celebration of Geography with Prof John Sweeney,  Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units


‘Geography at the Edge of Change’ Our annual conference this year will be held in Great National Hotel Ballina, Co. Mayo on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017 (http://www.hotelballina.ie). GeoPoint should arrive by Wednesday 6th September. Online booking via Eventbrite booking will open on Wednesday 6th September. Please note: […]

43rd Annual Conference – Ballina




Up coming plenary sessions on the 2018 Geographical Investigation. This session is an opportunity to share practice and discuss approaches to the 2018 GI. Chaired by Peter Lydon Laois Education Centre 1st March 2017 – This session is full. Dublin West Education Centre, Tallaght, 15th March 2017 – This session […]

2018 Geographical Investigation – Plenary



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