I’ve run quite a lot of large and small scale INSET over the past few years and tried a lot of different training strategies. However, the two things that teachers always tell me that they find the most valuable are:
- Time to share ideas
- Chances to observe each other.
So when I heard about TeachMeets a year or so ago, I was fascinated. It’s a really simple yet effective idea. I found out that #TMBolton was happening near me and signed up, but life got in the way and I had to pull out.
More than a year later, I’ve still not made it to an actual TeachMeet. I love the sharing culture and exchange of ideas that happens on Twitter, and but I hadn’t managed to follow it up with any real life sharing. So, inspired by these great posts my @ICTEvangelist and @Gripweed1, I decided to bite the bullet and organise one. It’s time to bring the CPD to me! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
I’m being ably assisted in this venture by the wonderful @merryemb and the other ASTs at work. There is already a rather large ‘to do’ list, but we do think that we’ve sorted the pies, so that’s the important stuff taken care of.
So, if you teach/work in a school in Wigan/Manchester/Salford/Liverpool/Bolton or just fancy a bit of a journey, please join us on Tuesday 9th July. And bring a friend. And share this post with everyone you know. It’s here:
You can sign up below, or on the TeachMeet East Lancs Wiki Page, join the Facebook group, tweet me at @MrAColley or email TMELancs@smchs.org.uk.
If you can’t make it on the night, the hashtag is #TMELancs and I’m hoping to live stream the event, more of which in later posts when we’ve figured out how to do it!
I hope to see you there. If not, bagsy having your pie!