Teachmeets

For our February TeachMeet, we are at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Come along to meet other teachers and trainee teachers – find out what’s new in the classroom and ask questions or just listen to our stories…..

What:       the next in our series of free monthly informal TeachMeets,                    bringing together Design & Technology, Art & Design and other STEAM teachers, to ‘show and tell’ about our current work

When:      Thursday 12th February from 5:00pm to 6.30pm

Where:     Room B, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street Islington N1 0QH

How:        Register on our meetup page, or email to

                info@designeducation.org.uk to let us know you are coming

AOB:        It would be great if you could bring something along from your recent teaching that you could tell everyone about. Don’t be shy.

Delicious cakes, tea and coffee as usual from 4:45pm

 

What is a TeachMeet?

Held monthly for a couple of hours in the early evening after school, our TeachMeets are essentially informal show-and-tell sessions.

We have been running them since January 2014 at school and college locations around London. And they have been fun! We’ve not adopted the rigid framework of some TeachMeets elsewhere in the country where attendees must opt to make ‘nano–’ and ‘micro-presentations’. Rather, we have enjoyed free flowing conversations where everyone feels able to talk about what they’ve been doing recently. And it’s led to some great swapping of ideas and a generally positive atmosphere.

Who is involved?

In addition to teachers and PGCE students from schools and colleges in the vicinity of the TeachMeet, we’ve been amazed how far people have travelled and also the range of experience and subjects that they’ve come from. We’ve also usually invited along a smattering of interesting designers/makers to bring a practitioner perspective to the conversations.

Our hope is that in the fullness of time, each locality will establish its own self-propelled TeachMeet group.

When are our next TeachMeets?

We have scheduled nine TeachMeets for every half-term in the coming school year 2014-15.

More information

Keep an eye on our News, events and blog pages as dates and locations firm up, or drop us an email and we’ll add you to our email list.