BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Through my professional learning network I came across these excellent free professional learning opportunities run by teachers for teachers all across the country called TEACHMEETS. After hearing about how successful and valuable these are from our colleagues over East, I went searching for WA TeachMeets. To my disappointment, my research was unproductive but I still loved the idea. Therefore, after speaking to a few keen beans we have taken on the challenge of getting this initiative off the ground here in WA. It is a completely voluntary, not-for-profit, non-commercial, solely for teachers, by teachers style professional learning where teachers simply share good practice.
AITSL has provided a grant to TeachMeet Sydney to investigate the reach and impact of TeachMeets as a form of professional learning. http://mesterman.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/is-it-even-worth-it/
WHAT IS A TEACHMEET I HEAR YOU ASK…
As explained on the http://www.teachmeet.net/
TeachMeets will be meeting/un-conferences where teachers will share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into teaching with technology.
All participants are encouraged to be ready to volunteer an idea, a tool or a website that they have delivered in their classroom.
Alternatively they can discuss a product that they believe enhances their classroom practice.
New scheme teachers are encouraged to attend and learn.
The idea behind TeachMeets is hearing stories about learning, from teachers.
This is a chance for teachers from all types of schools to network and to hear ideas from each other.
TeachMeets are open to all and do not charge an entry fee.
I am seeking to form a committee of motivated and committed WA educators who have a passion for 21c learning and are willing to be part of the change.
I WANT YOU!
Please contact me if you are interested.