TeachMeet Sydney 2012

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I woke up this morning, still thinking about teachmeet…….. When was the last time you attended PD which stuck with you for days before and days after?

Best PD I’ve attended even if it was on a rainy Friday night. There were over 320 teachers, APs, Principals… present. That’s over 320 (+ those on Ustream and Twitter – Lynn Revai from my school followed actively) teachers spending their Friday night sharing classroom practice with their peers; not because they had nothing better to do, but because they feel passionately about education and educating young minds.
There was fun, sharing, games, teacher flash-mob, happy birthday, learning from peers, presenting, international presenters tuning in, getting feedback, giving feedback, ideas, ideas and more ideas….even discussion about standardised testing and why we should not be teaching to the test. All in 3 hours (incl. breaks for drinks)
Think back to a full day of PD you’ve had recently….. Does it compare in the slightest?
All of the presentations will be loaded to the teachmeet wiki (links above) and while you wait for those, here is one which Edmodo users will love: http://www.slideshare.net/Henriettami/edmodo-for-teachmeet-sydney
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2 thoughts on “TeachMeet Sydney 2012

  1. Congratulations Teach-meeters, I am in awe of your enthusiasm and dedication and part from all the professional development you broke the world record. I am a former teacher and currently a NSW public servant. We have been engaged in the ‘unconference’ format in the form of GovCampNSW and today the first GovCampQLD with 200 participants was held. The event trended on Twitter this afternoon above Mardi Gras. We are also working to change perceptions about the use of social media as a tool for engagement – we will do it, but its a long hard road.
    So – be proud, keep up the great work, innovate, collaborate, connect and engage…

    Maybe my people should talk to your people to talk to my people….

  2. acoure

    Love the blog post! It’s great how we both think the same about PD for teachers! Can’t wait to catch up properly soon!

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