GAWA 2019 Teacher Professional Development

Term 1

1)  TPD1- Friday 1st March 2019: Completed

Unpacking and teaching the Year 11 & 12 Geography Courses

Venue: Tompkins on Swan, Alfred Cove WA.


2) TPD2 - Tuesday 5th March 2019: Completed

Unpacking and teaching the Years 7 - 10 Geography HaSS Courses

Venue: Tompkins on Swan, Alfred Cove WA.


Term 2

3) TPD3 - Friday 17th May 2019: Completed

Geography Skills Day -

  • Content focus on coastal studies
  • Skills focus on mapping skills, sketch mapping, cross sections & planning effective Fieldwork Coastal- Rottnest Island
  • Educational guest speaker
  • Content focus includes Sustainability study, Environmental management (Yr10) and Biomes (Yr 9) and Water (Yr8) study
Practical application of geography skills that can be transferred back to the classroom.

Venue: Rottnest Island

Program/Flyer & Registration

Term 3

4) TPD4 - Friday 16th - Saturday 17th August 2019: GAWA Secondary Conference

GAWA 2019 Secondary Conference - Term 3 Week 4 Register Now

'Enriching Geography Knowledge & Understanding'

Friday 16th - Saturday 17th August 2019

  • SCSA update 2019
  • 3 keynote Geography presenters
  • 16 workshops to choose form including 'Teachers corner - stories from the white board
  • 5 fieldwork excursions to select form
  • Gentilli Award - teacher recipient
  • Young Geographer of the year award - student competition winners
  • Publisher and exhibitor displays - teacher resources
Exposure and accessibility to Tertiary and industry experts - quality geographical knowledge and understanding that is directly linked to the WA Yr7 - 12 HaSS/Geography courses.
This year additional focus on pedagogy and fieldwork strategies.

Venue: Pagoda Resort & Spa



Ticket Registration

Term 4

5) TPD5 - Monday 4th November 2019

Australian Geography Teachers Association Roadshow - Geographical concepts, skills and fieldwork

Venue: Hillarys Yacht Club

Program/Flyer: TBA

Registration: TBA