June looks really busy for some great learning events that are coming up. They’re all free to attend and many are variations on the Teachmeet format.
If you’ve never been to one, Teachmeets are informal, for teachers, by teachers events where speakers sign up to speak for 7 or 2 minutes about something that’s worked in their classroom. It’s not a sales pitch and those who attend generally go away full of ideas, with some great personal contacts to boot.
I’ve included links to the ones I can find below (although I’m making no promises that this is all there is).
The one I’m really looking forward to is Teachmeet Wales on Saturday 30th June in Holywell. By holding it on a Saturday and keeping it very informal we’re hopeful we can draw people from right across Wales and beyond, both Teachmeet regulars and those for who’ve never been. Please do sign up if you can make it. If you’re coming from South Wales there will be lift-share opportunities and the rail links are fairly good. If you’ve got any questions feel free to contact me via the comments below or the contacts page on the blog or on Twitter!
Many of these will be livestreamed by NGfL Cymru and the presentations available on their youtube channel afterward in case you can’t make it!
Weds 13th June – WordPress Users Wales meeting – including discussion about WordPress in Education
Weds 20th June – Teachmeet: Raising Standards in Literacy / Codo Safonau Llythrennedd – Ysgol Maes Garmon, Flintshire
Thurs June 21st – Technoteach Bring and Brag, Swansea
Fri June 22nd –2012 CAS Wales/Technocamps Conference: Delivering Computer Science for Schools in Wales – Swansea
Weds 27th June – Teachmeet: Teaching Learning and Tech – Orbit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Dydd Mercher 27ain Mehefin – DysGwrdd Cymraeg, Caerdydd
EDIT: Weds 27th June – Teachmeet St Julians, Newport
Thurs 28th June – Teachmeet Achieving Success (FE Focus), Coleg Gwent, Ebbw Vale Campus
Fri 29th / Sat 30th – Camp Wales – Microsoft Training Event, Willows High School
Sat 30th June – Teachmeet Wales, Holywell High School, Flintshire
This page was editted on 12th June to correct the date for Teachmeet StJulians which I has wrongly stated was on Thurs 28th. It is actually Weds 27th as now stated above.
The CAS event on 22nd June was added on 16th. If you know of any other events taking place, please let me know.