TeachMeet Cymru – Supporting digital competency in the classroom

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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 Supporting digital competency in the classroom, 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, The National Education Show 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 15th June 2017

16:30 – 18:30

Where is the TeachMeet?

Willows High School

Willows Avenue, Cardiff, CF24 2YE

Our Keynote Speaker!

Our Keynote Speaker for the event is Alessio Bernardelli, multiple award winning teacher, who will kick the event off with some insight into ‘Digital learning – more than just fun!’.

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!

CollaboratEd will offer their acclaimed Numerical Reasoning Resource Pack as one of the prizes for the raffle.

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.

LearnThruMusic will offer one of their full free subscriptions as a prize for the raffle.

IPEVO will offer one of their digital cameras for the raffle!

More prizes will be revealed during at the event.

You could be the winner of one of these amazing prizes, so make sure you sign up to attend the TeachMeet today! 

Refreshments and food will be kindly provided by the National Education Show.

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.

1. Gareth Ritter – Immersive education with VR

2. Adam Speight (@Mr_Speight) – Nurturing not teaching Computational Thinking

3. Rhys Corcoran – using the app book creator to promote the use of independence to create digital content

4. Rhys Corcoran – The use of Seesaw to save work, share, collaborate and evaluate work

5. Lee Van-Baaren (@leevanbaaren) – Using Adobe Spark as a powerful planning tool

6. Nathan Dicks – My lyrical education

7. Dave Stacey (@DaveStacey) – Stepping back and looking at the big picture of developing digital competence

8. James Donaldson – Supporting learners’ mental health and emotional wellbeing through Technology





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.

1. Gareth Ritter – Silent transitions

2. Julia Horton – The diagnostic tool for National Reading tests

3. Jane Grubb – News from the Digital Pioneer Group










Twelve presentations maximum, please! 


If you want to come along and just listen please list your name below

1. Alessio Bernardelli – Founder of CollaboratEd, IoP Teaching and Learning Coach, TalkPhysics.org Editor(@asober and @Collaborat_Ed)

2. Gareth Ritter – Deputy Headteacher at Willows High School

3. Chris Norman – Headteacher at Willows High School

4. Cerian Angharad – SeeScience

5. Adam Speight (@Mr_Speight) – Head of ICT and Computer Science at Mary Immaculate High School

6. Rhys Corcoran (@Rhysocorcoran)

7. Julia Horton (@CSC_Literacy) – Secondary Literacy Specialist (CSC)

8. Jane Grubb – Digital Learning Development Officer (CSC)

9. Suzie Warren – Lead Practitioner of Science, Willows High School

10. Lee Van-Baaren (@leevanbaaren) – Pontypridd High School

11. Nathan Dicks (@LearnThruMusic) – LearnThruMusic

12. Polly Clarke – Science Teacher at Willows High School

13. Dave Stacey (@DaveStacey) – ITT Lecturer at St David’s University (Swansea)

14. James Donaldson (@Mr_ALNCo) – Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (Cardiff and Vale College)

15. Rose Power – Music Teacher

16. Abby Charles – teacher of Maths and IT at Willows High School
















Don’t worry, we can add more numbers and your name if needed.

In order to add your name please ask Alessio to edit the page by sending an e mail to CollaboratEd1@gmail.com or just tweet him at @Collaborat_Ed


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