So finally after months of working towards the point that we are at promotion has officially started. One Tuesday Matt and I visited #bMoble12. An amazing conference which had a TeachMeet attached to the end. This gave us a clear idea on the style of a TeachMeet. I must say, I was blown away, the ideas that were presented along with the people that attended were inspirational. It gave us brilliant ideas for our own TeachMeet. We have been lucky enough to be featured on One and Other.com with a very professional article written about ourselves.
27 days away from the event and promotion has begun, we are trying to promote, inspire and persuade. Hopefully we shall see you at the event.
We thought that it would be good to give you an update of where we are at the moment.
We have gone viral since our last post on the blog and many people across the country have got to know that the first ever student organised teach meet is taking place at Fulford Secondary School in York, planned by the Fulford Digital Leaders.
We have got much of the teach meet sorted out, such as sponsorship, the venue, guest speakers etc. Plus the list of people who have been interested in coming to the event has grown rapidly.
One of the places that you should be checking out is twitter as it has all of the latest updates and websites to go to, to help you register your interest and keep yourself up to date with what’s going on!
Please follow us at @FulfordDL’s
Do not hesitate to get in contact with us either on twitter or filling in the form on the contacts page of the website. If you wish to attend the event then fill out the form and we will add you to the guest list or you can add yourself to the guest list by going to the website below, registering and adding your name! Also please bear in mind that you can bring some of your students a long to the event!
The event is looming on the horizon and it will be here before you know it!, so save the date 28th June 2012!
Welcome to the website for TeachtheTeachers Meet
This ‘TeachMeet’ will be unique as it is being organised and run by students (namely the Digital Leaders of Fulford School) with the focus on students speaking at the event and teachers/educators in the audience.
The event will be held at the Fulford School on 28th June 2012.
A little history of our journey as Digital Leaders
Just to give you a little background about us, the Fulford School Digital Leaders:
We are a group of 8 who are tech enthusiasts with one simple aim:
“Aim to advance the use of technology throughout school and use it to enhance learning”.
Applied in response to an email application sent through the school system to become Digital Leaders. Interviewed and accepted on to the program .
February 2011 to May 2011
Various mini-projects such as amending and contributing to school website, peer presentations, videoing each other and analysing presenting skills, discovering web 2.0 tools and sharing new tools/skills in the group
Co-ordinated, videoed and edited footage of teaching in lessons in school as part of Fulford’s in-house Outstanding Teaching & Learning Group programme
Prepared for and led staff INSET twilight sessions on using Prezi in the classroom
Visited Skipton Girls’ High School to observe and provide feedback to Fulford Senior Leadership Team on the use of mobile technology in school
Invitation to visit Microsoft UK HQ in Reading to share ideas and experiences with another school on work as Digital Leaders
Delivered presentations on use of Web 2.0 tools to PGCE students at Huddersfield University
Took part in a professional video as part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning network working on a deforestation project (see the video here)
Showcasing of this video plus question and answer session live on stage in London for the Microsoft Education Leaders Briefing (see all materials including videos here)
Presented at TeachMeettakeover as part of BETT 2012 at Olympia
Our latest work
We have decided to hold our own TeachtheTeachersMeet so we can tell others about what we do and how we feel the technology can improve learning. We will also have some guest speakers sharing their views as well!