If you're coming to TeachMeet Wirral, you'll be in great company! Educators from primary schools, secondary schools, university lecturers, students, governors, consultants, advisory teachers and many more have already signed up to attend. The thing that unites everybody attending the event, is a curiosity about how to make learning and teaching brilliant in their own classroom and school. It is not just about ICT!
Anybody can sign up to attend a TeachMeet, whether that be to present or to 'enthusiastically lurk'. Presenters can usually choose to share a micro or nano presentation, in the case of TeachMeet Wirral, lasting 3 and 7 minutes respectively. It's up to you what you present on. Ideally, it will be something that you've trialled in your own class or used in your school and so are passionate about. Presentations aren't an opportunity to sell a product or service.
Those who sign up to be enthusiastic lurkers have an important role too. They'll have an opportunity to ask the presenters questions, or have a chat with like-minded people during the coffee break. More importantly, after the TeachMeet, presenters and enthusiastic lurkers should leave buzzing with ideas they're keen to introduce to their classroom and school. If colleagues see that passion and curiosity to develop practice then they're more likely to attend a TeachMeet themselves.
If you're new to the whole idea of a TeachMeet, there are a number of videos available on the internet to explain what they are. After watching a number of them, we think the video below does the job best. Why not share it with other staff at your school and try to get them to sign up to a TeachMeet themselves.