The #TEACHMEET phenomenon!

I have been watching with great interest Teaching and Learning developments in the UK and have been really excited watching the ‘Teachmeet’ revolution just growing and growing!! I created a professional Twitter account last month @dubai_teachmeet with the intention of setting something similar up in Dubai and the UAE.

I was promptly tweeted by Mark Wood (@mark_wood), an ICT teacher who along with colleagues Lee Garrett (@LeeG4rr3tt) and Mark Barrington (@Mb_teach) had already begun their vision for sharing good practice across the UAE and have created their own version of a ‘Teachmeet’.

They have called this SPARK (Sharing Pedagogy and Refining Knowledge) and the first hugely successful event took place in March. The next event is being held at Dubai College on Saturday 1st June and Im excited to be presenting at my first ever ‘Teachmeet’!

Sign up at the link below if you are in the UAE and would like to attend

I include a link below to some presentations from the ‘SLTeachmeet’ hosted in London December 2012 by ‘Teachmeet’ gurus Stephen Lockyer(@mrlockyer) and Ross McGill (@TeacherToolkit). These have given me much food for thought as I plan to hold an SLT SPARK event at my own school next academic year so watch this space!! Loving the virtual staffroom!

#SLTeachmeet Presentations London December 2012