TeachMeet ISTE

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Explore and create : Creation lab

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: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Windows, Android, iOS
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Connected Learner
  • Actively participate in professional learning networks to enhance coaching practice and keep current with emerging technology and innovations in pedagogy and the learning sciences.
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 Educators:
  • 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.


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.

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Kyle Calderwood, Tabernacle Twp School District

I am a Technology Coordinator and Edtech Trainer at Tabernacle Twp School District in New Jersey. I am also a TeachmeetNJ organizer, MIE/Minecraft Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Minecraft Mentor.

William King, BGISD

Will King is the Director of Technology for the Bowling Green Independent Schools in Bowling Green, KY. He is currently in his 20th year in education, serving as a teacher, literacy coach, freshman principal, and head principal. He is a 2013 Milken Educator Award winner.

Tina Photakis, Cowandilla Primary School

Tina Photakis is a Specialist Educator working at Cowandilla Primary School in various teaching areas:Early Years classroom Yr 1/2, Greek Language, HASS, ICT and The Arts-choir. Tina has extensive experience in global education, through her work with EdTechSA, ACCE, ThinkQuest and Project Based Learning (PBL). This includes facilitating and providing professional development for educators, both in Australia and internationally. Tina has also presented at ISTE over the years and has served on various committees. Tina just retired as the president of EdTechSA and is the current Vice President of ACCE. Both associations are ISTE Affiliate members.

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