Geography Networks of Expertise



Geography Networks of Expertise: Applications for Roles Invited


As part of the Networks of Expertise PLD funding, the NZBOGT and Eagle Technology Ltd. have been contracted by the MOE to provide teacher-to-teacher support in geography specific professional development during 2019 and 2020.


The NZBOGT and Eagle Technology aim to: ·     

-Support all NCEA teachers in their geography pedagogy, curriculum and assessment practices with a focus on equity & excellence;      

-Distribute leadership at regional levels by providing PLD for, and by, teachers at different stages of their career; ·     

-Develop and disseminate resources for teachers with high utility value, that support quality teaching and learning.


Subject specific, peer-to-peer support is an opportunity for great practitioners to build and sustain collaborative networks, and spread their influence. In the first instance, The NZBOGT intends to engage geography teachers to offer PLD in the following roles:

1. A national Geography Kaiārahi (0.3 FTE)

2. Regional G.I.S. Champions Below you will find outlines of these roles and links to the application process.


We very much look forward to receiving your application!


  1.  National Geography Kaiārahi.

Initially based on a 0.3 FTE contract for 32 weeks in 2019, the kaiārahi role will provide timely support for clusters and individual geography teachers.  We are seeking an individual with a proven record of geography pedagogy, curriculum and assessment support, that inspires and motivates their colleagues to get the best outcomes for their students.

The key aspects of this role will be to:

1.     Facilitate face to face and/or online geography network of expertise meetings

2.     Provide face-to face and/or online support and advice to geography teachers, especially those outside the main urban centres

3.     Facilitate the dissemination of high quality geography teacher practice through channels, such as SocCon, The Network, BOGT webpages, and social media

4.     Maintain accurate administrative processes, including budget finances, organising events, and evaluation metrics.


How to Apply

For full details of this nationally significant role, applicants should carefully read the document 'Application notes for role of kaiārahi to support geography teacher networks 2019' available on the NZBoGT webpage before applying.

Closing date: Friday 23rd November 2018.



2.  G.I.S. Champions

Applicants are sought from teachers who would like to diffuse effective Geographic Information Systems teaching and learning in their region.  


Applicants must be able to commit to:  ·     

-An Eagle Technology led Friday/Saturday ‘GIS Champion’ workshop Term 1, 2019 ·     

-Online engagement with the ‘GIS champion’ community, Term 2, 2019 ·     

-Leading four regional GIS events, Terms 3 & 4, 2019 & Term 1 & 2, 2020 ·     

-Reporting outcomes for PLD milestones 2019 & 2020 All travel, accommodation, school release, and regional workshop per diem rates will be covered by funding.


The BoGT is keen to pair up teachers in the regions who are seeking to substantively extend their influence beyond their school for the first time (approx. 4-8 years teaching experience) with those who are more experienced. Ideally, pairings would come from different schools in their MOE region, and be committed to building a regional G.I.S. network together.


How to Apply

Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the GIS champion role. A short supporting reference is also required, for example, from a Principal / Head of Department or someone who has a professional interest in your area of work.  Email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Closing date: Sunday 25th November, 2018.