What is TeachMeet?
Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about teaching and technology. Anyone can share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Would be good to see and hear both Primary and Secondary Teachers.
As far as we’re aware, there hasn’t ever been a TeachMeet in East Lothian. They’re such a fantastic opportunity for teachers to get together and share ideas, that we decided to just go for it and organise our own. TeachMeets have often focused on the use of ICT in classrooms in the past. While this is clearly important, we’d like to try and broaden the spectrum a little for our TeachMeet. We’d like to encourage presenations on any new ideas teachers have been trying out in our classrooms, whether they involve technology or not. This is why we’ve given our TeachMeet the ‘curriculumforexcellenceedition’ tag line.
This TeachMeet is currently being put together by a few volunteers (Elise Sutherland, David Gilmour, Kirsty Robertson, Lynne Lewis, Tess Watson & Fearghal Kelly). If you’d like to help out, please let us know.
I have volunteered to do a 2 minute slot about Word Talk. The organisers are keen for others to be involved, You don’t have to ‘present’ anything (although speaking for 2 minutes is not too daunting). Just come along. It’s a terffic way of leanring something practical.