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Kyle Calderwood  
William King  
Tina Photakis  

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.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Coaches
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model effective use of technology tools and resources to systematically collect and analyze student achievement data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.
For Educators:
Collaborator
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

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.

Outline

Attendees are given a choice of either a 2, 7, or 20 minute block in order to give their micro presentation. Generally this can be lecture style, BYOD, Interactive Lecture, or even audience volunteers. The structure is very spontaneous and changes with each presentation.

Supporting research

http://www.teachmeet.net/
https://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2016/05/teachmeet-is-10.html

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Presenters

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Kyle Calderwood, Tuckerton Elementary School
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William King, BOWLING GREEN Independent
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Tina Photakis, Cowandilla Primary School

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