We are sorry to inform you that this event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
We are hoping to run another TeachMeet in June at Willows High School, so watch this space.
Why on our website?
We have been organising TeachMeets in Cardiff ever since the first one in 2011 and we would normally upload the TeachMeet page on the TeachMeet wiki, but the wiki seems to be broken and we couldn’t upload a new page on that platform. So, please get in contact with us at CollaboratEd1@gmail.com to add your name as a participant or to present.
What is a TeachMeet?
A TeachMeet is an informal gathering for those of us who are enthusiastic about learning and teaching and who are keen to share ideas. Everyone is invited to share approaches they have trialled in their classrooms, examples of good practice and to ask questions, or simply to soak up all the ideas and atmosphere.
The focus of our TeachMeet is the Health and Wellbeing, but we are interested to hear about any good practice in education. So, if you have some great ideas and you want to show how you are implementing them in your classroom/school, we would really really love to hear you! We are organising this event with the help of the ASE Cymru and Willows High School, who have kindly agreed to host the event.
The main point of a TeachMeet is to hear stories about learning from teachers and other education professionals. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and gaining a whole bucket load of networking to boot! To work, it needs people to sign up to give short presentations; presentations can last for 2, or 7, minutes and can include demonstrations or visual aids as appropriate.
If you have done something exciting with one of your classes recently or if you would like to come along and watch, sign up below and come along. Open to all with an interest in education in Wales and beyond (both Primary and Secondary).
When is the TeachMeet?
Thursday 2nd February 2017
16:30 – 18:30
Where is the TeachMeet?
Willows High School
Willows Avenue, Cardiff, CF24 2YE
Our Keynote Speaker!
We are excited to reveal our Keynote Speaker for the event as @stress_freeuk on the theme ‘Our Greatest Resource’.
“I’ve. Even teaching for 15 years I have taught in 4 different schools. I’ve been a TLR holder, acting deputy and acting headteacher. In 2015 I was diagnosed with work related stress and anxiety that led into depression. I am the creator of http://www.stressfreeteacher.com and the popular blog post. I have over 21,000 followers on Twitter @stress_freeuk. I am the author of Eat, Sleep, Teach, Repeat? A guide to managing the stresses and strains of teaching in a 21st Century School available February 2017.”
Engage on Twitter
Before, during and after the event make sure you use the Twitter hash tag #TMCymru to engage with us, share links and great things you see and like at the event!
Be in it to win it!
ThinkBuzan has offered a full licence for their most excellent Mind Mapping software iMindMap 7 as well as a year free membership to iMindMap Freedom, which allows to sync all your iMindMaps on your handheld devices and online. This amazing prize will be drawn at the raffle at the end of the TeachMeet.
We are also thrilled to announce that IPEVO will be sponsoring our raffle with some superb resources for your school! In fact, they are offering the following:
Daydream Education will also include some stunning prizes in the form of Maths and English Pocket Posters and Interactive Software (value of over £500).
You could be the winner of one of these amazing prizes, so make sure you sign up to attend the TeachMeet today!
What can you do?
You can turn up and learn something new, or share something you think others would benefit from. You can chat informally over a cup of tea, get up and present a two-minute presentation or a seven-minute presentation.
There is no obligation to present anything, but if you are interested in attending, either as a speaker or a listener, please contact Alessio Bernardelli (CollaboratEd1@gmail.com) and tell him your name, surname, school and position (optional). If you are presenting also tell us the title of your presentation and whether it is a 2 or 7 min presentation.
Who’s presenting what?
7 min presentations
Please add your name below if you want to show a 7 minute presentation of something useful.
2. Liam Thomas (RSC) – Effective chemistry demos
Twelve presentations maximum, please!
2 min presentations
Please add your name below if you want to show a quick fire presentation of something useful to do with the Literacy and Numeracy Framework.
Twelve presentations maximum, please!
If you want to come along and just listen please list your name below
2. Liam Thomas – Education Coordinator, RSC
4. Gareth Ritter – Deputy Headteacher at Willows High School
5. Chris Norman – Headteacher at Willows High School
6. Becki Bawler – Cantonian High School, Strategic Lead for ICT
7. Cerian Angharad – SeeScience
Don’t worry, we can add more numbers and your name if needed.