So today marks the first specialist Geography TeachMeet in Kent (that we know of). Back in January when I moved back, I sent out some tweets asking if Kent really did much in the way of TMs…or had much of a Geography network presence…and the silence was met eventually by @AdamsGeog and @MrsHumanities who kindly agreed to help me sort out something new and exciting (hopefully!) for the area.
After a planning session in a pub on a wet February half term day, the days and months have sped by until we are now here. I’m really grateful to Chris and Victoria for holding the organisation together while I was busy with my poorly dad, and to Skinners’ School for hosting us and providing refreshments. We are also lucky enough to have some lovely goodies courtesy of sponsors: the ever amazing Discover the World, NightZooKeeper, Sage Publishing, iRevise & Travel Places for such exciting things as £200 travel vouchers, branded polar buffs, lovely books, website subscriptions, resources, games, etc.
So – the event kicks off at 5pm (meet from 430) and we have representatives from all exam boards (barring AQA who disappointingly declined to represent). There will be a few nano presentations (which will be hosted on here for your delight after the event) and then breakout planning sessions in specification groups with a specialist to facilitate.
We really hope this event is successful and enjoyable, particularly in this climate of curriculum change and uncertainty on assessment style. Personally I’m just looking forward to a night of being a geographer, rather than an AHT leading Maths! Can’t wait to write back here later sharing all the great ideas I hear.
Follow the event on #TMWealdGeog on twitter and via myself @GeoDebs, or @AdamsGeog or @MrsHumanities