Science CPD Opportunities
Discovery CLC's Dr Anne Buckley, launched a series of CPD events for the Autumn term at TMWirral. Some people had left by the time she took to the stage, so the details of these courses can be found in the download below.
Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
Heidi Moutlon's presentation about the impact and benefits of a school farm, featured a fantastic idea of a greenhouse made from recycled plastic bottles.
Find out how to create your own greenhouse from recycled plastic bottles from the download link below.
We were delighted to have The Light Cinema, New Brighton as one of our sponsors for TMWirral.
A whole programme of events and opportunities are on offer for schools to make the most of.
If you would like to find out more about how you can make the most of these super opportunities, contact Jane Woodason, Education and Events Manager 0151 214 1370 or
In case you had
SSAT have recently launched a series of CPD events that are already proving to be popular with those teachers attending and have created a new and exciting forum for sharing best practice.
Bidston Avenue Primary School will be hosting a speed learning event, in partnership with SSAT, on Wednesday 2nd October.
Check this blog and the @TMWirral, twitter account for details of how to attend, or sign-up as a table host.
Read about one school's account of how a Speed learning event has impacted on their school and their approach to CPD.
In association with the National Literacy Trust, Bidston Avenue Primary School will be holding a teachmeet dedicated to literacy.
Add Wednesday 9th October to your diary. We'll post more details nearer to the time.
In case you missed some of the links posted during TeachMeet Wirral, below is an archive of all the tweets with the TMWirral hashtag or @TMWirral. In fact, there was over 600 tweets between 4th-6th June!
You can also download the archive using the link below.
A massive thank you to everybody who helped to make TeachMeet Wirral happen. From the staff at Bidston Avenue, to those that presented and all the great enthusiastic lurkers. A special thank you to our sponsors too, who provided some fantastic raffle prizes.
With only a few days left until TeachMeet Wirral, we're really excited to be able to have a number of fantastic presenters with a great range of topics.
Seven Minute Presentations
Stuart Rathe- Padlet, Popplet and myebook.com as online presenting/collaborating tools
Jane Owens- All singing, all dancing governors (without the singing and dancing)!
Dean Paton- A Brief History of Britain
Jane Tucker- Class blogging with kidblog.org
Alan Thompson- Choose your own adventure
David McDermott- Using learning mats – the panacea of progress!
Mike Straker and Stevie Edward- Kerpoof
Sharon Tharme- A few 'WOW' experiments to bring science alive in the Primary Classroom.
Lee Parkinson- How one second every day can change you as a teacher!
Jamie Warner-Leigh- SOLO Taxonomy
Heidi Moulton - Learning outside of the classroom....or how Woodchurch High ended up with a school farm in
Three Minute Presentations
Sue Calveley- The Alphabet Rap
Matt Brooks- Rethinking Homework
Jeanette Davies- Teaching and Learning Activities and recommended reads
Alex Findlay- Something iPad
Tony Pickford- Program or be programmed- tools for teaching sequencing and control