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Saturday, June 23, 8:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: W184c

Elizabeth Calderwood   William King   Allen Martin  
TeachMeets are a model of teacher-driven professional learning that harnesses the dynamic energy that naturally comes in a gathering of passionate teachers. By having participants give short sharp presentations and a clear focus on professional dialogue, TeachMeets allow teachers to voice their ideas in a supportive and fun environment.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (such as critical thinking, metacognition and self-regulation).
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

A TeachMeet is a model of teacher-driven professional learning that harnesses the dynamic energy that naturally comes in a gathering of passionate teachers. The session is designed to have a teacher as the host, the presenters are drawn from the participants, they create short and sharp presentations and a clear focus on the professional dialogue of a given topic.


Teachers walk away from a TeachMeet with a new idea they can apply immediately, a new colleague to share and grow ideas with, a buzz of inspiration, or all three! They can be run in a school classroom, a library, a pub, in Australia they even had one in a zoo! They are free for participants, free from corporate interests, and not answerable to any kind of authority other than the other members of the TeachMeet community. TeachMeet ISTE will model several kinds of TeachMeets including quick-fire presentations, rapid networking and idea-centric discussions over the course of a day.

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Elizabeth Calderwood, Southern Regional School District
William King, Bowling Green High School
Allen Martin, Bowling Green Independent Schools

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