Collaboration, sharing ideas and spreading best practice are common to most jobs, whether organised through formal structures or informal conversations.
The first TeachMeet session in Northern Ireland is being run in Stranmillis University College on Friday evening. TeachMeet is an ‘un-conference’ format that runs in many other locations, with primary and post-primary teachers coming together to share with colleagues and take home other people’s ideas. Attendees can sign up on the night to give a 2 or 7 minute presentation on a topic of their choice: amusing, amazing, questioning or enthusing.
The organisers suggest that “with the ever-shrinking education budget on the horizon … this will be an excellent free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity for teachers”. They also note that presentations given do not have to be ICT-themed.
Friday 2 March between 6pm and 8.30pm in the Centre of Excellence for Leadership, Innovation and Learning at Stranmillis University College. The event should be streamed online for those unable to make it to Belfast.