TeachMeets are a great way to be exposed to new webtools that other teachers are using successfully in their classrooms. We keep a record of these on the TeachMeet South Africa wiki http://teachmeet-southafrica.wikispaces.com/. This wiki also gives ideas on how you can start a teachMeet at your school.
What is a TeachMeet?
A tiny professional development “un-conference” where teachers get together to simply share ideas or lessons using ICT as a tool using different devices. If one cannot attend but would like to share…why not Skype or submit a video which I will present for you.
How long is a TeachMeet?
2 hours is usually a good stretch of time to hold a TeachMeet.
What happens at a TeachMeet?
On sign-up one indicates whether to attend as:
1. Keen Bean – prepare and share a 3 min idea or lesson
2. Enthusiastic Lurker – relax, learn and absorb!
1) East London TeachMeet 15 October 2013
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2013.
Refreshments and networking: 14:30 - 15:00
TeachMeet time: 15:00—17:00
Venue: Stirling Primary, Epsom Road, Stirling, East London
Twitter hashtag: #ELTeachMeet
Note: Sign up for the TeachMeet by Friday 11 October 2013 - Click here,
Contact Claire Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sharon Cox (email@example.com) for any queries.
2) TeachMeet Durban 16 October 2013
Join this TeachMeet to share ideas and resources and collaborate with other teachers.
Register here to join in for a fun filled evening whether you are a Keen Bean or an Enthusiastic Lurker.
Date: 16 October 2013
Venue: St Mary’s DSG Kloof - Creativity Centre
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Refreshments Tea and coffee will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Twitter hashtag: #TMDurban
Note: For more details visit their Wiki or follow them on Twitter
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or
mhartmann@ stmarysdsg.co.za for any queries.
3) Elkanah House on 2nd November 2013
Date: 2 November 2013Venue: Elkanah House High School Library Resource Centre
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Refreshments Tea and coffee will be served
Twitter hashtag: #elkteachmeet