May 25, 2010

#tmfuture: Wednesday night live web chat

I'm using my regular monthly webchat on GETinsight to talk about how teachers and school leaders can create more informal, more worthwhile forms of professional development along the TeachMeet model. It starts on Wednesday, May 26 - 12:00 p.m PST, 3:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. British Summer Time.

Given the post yesterday from many of those who have hosted them in the past, discussing how we meet some of the challenges in getting things off the ground for a TeachMeet (including the pain of teachers having to invent headed notepaper to pay for venues or refreshments), the platform will be an ideal one to take some of the discussion off Twitter and into some live chat and discussion, talking about how formal things need to get in terms of pulling an event together, the tricky elements and the parts that work best left to local groups.

If you want to learn more about the background of TeachMeet there's a great article written by Iain from the GTCS magazine.

The 45 minute format will be:

  • short introduction from me on where TeachMeets came from and why;
  • what the point of them is (as opposed to traditional conference type events);
  • discussion around some of the challenges faced: starting off a local event, dealing with sponsors, venues and AV techs, understanding and translating the vision into local circumstances.
  • more discussion around what people thinks works particularly well in their own local areas and why.

If you can join us it would be great. Sign up a little bit in advance and make sure you're near a phone and computer at the time of the event. Wednesday, May 26 - 12:00 p.m PST, 3:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m.


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We have run the first teachmeet in Second Life - it was fun and successful! It takes a bit of knowledge on behalf of the presenters, but I and others will help if you want to give it a try. Leon Cych's Learn 4 Life island is being sponsored by Vital in order to assess the viability of Second Life for teacher CPD. Let us know if you are interested in exploring this idea!

i will be there

great! i will trace it

I hope to attend. good luck

Hi Ewan,
missed the chat (and finding it hard to keep up with the tweets) is the chat archived somewhere?
As ever you have stirred things up!

We'll have the audio and written highlights within a week or so, from my colleagues in San José.

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