Every since I went to my first ever TeachMeet down on the Isle of Portland back in November, I have been very keen to bring it to my school. At the time I was a TeachMeet Virgin (!) and only knew about the events through reading about them on blogs or via twitter. I didn’t really know what to expect. Luckily, Gary Spracklen (@Nelkcarps), who organised this event, was very welcoming and a great host. I was very impressed by the opportunity to share teaching ideas and a chance to meet other teachers from other schools.
This year event is being organised by myself and Gary Spracklen (@Nelkcarps) of IPACA, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation and South West Digital Educator of the Year (2012).
So what is TeachMeet?
Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Education professionals from all sectors are welcome to take part.
The main part of TeachMeet is hearing stories about learning, from teachers. This is not an event to present about a product or theory – this is a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other. Real narratives of practice that make a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and a whole bucket load of networking to boot!
Please do get in touch if you have any questions or wish to help sponsor the event. For directions to the event please click here. If you are having trouble editing the wiki then just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter @tiddtalk and I will add you to the list. For further details of TeachMeet Dorset click here. I look forward to seeing some of you there!