Following the success of our last two events at Heaton Manor School last academic year, we have decided to run another ‘Teach Meet’ on Thursday November 10th from 4pm until 6pm at The Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The event is completely free and is open to all staff from any Newcastle school.
After reading the feedback from the last couple of events, it emerged that staff found the short teacher presentations extremely informative. The consensus was that these ‘5 minute sharing sessions’ really demonstrated some high quality, practical ideas, which could be directly transferred to any school setting. It is for these reasons that these short staff-led presentations will be the focus of the forthcoming ‘Teach Meet’ in November.
The idea is that the session should be really informal. Think of it as a chance to get together, be sociable, share good practice and see some of the great things that other schools in the city are doing to raise standards for their pupils. As well as this, The Great North Museum is a fantastic resource with so much to offer right on our doorstep, so it’s a great opportunity to have a look at some of the new and exciting ways they can support schools to deliver the new curriculum. Plus, alcohol will be available to buy on the night - What more could you ask for on a cold Thursday evening in November?
The premise of the event is simple. We will need volunteers to lead 5 minute presentations on anything which they would like to talk about, as long as it has a teaching and learning focus. It could be about a reading programme which has really helped pupils with their inference skills. It could be about a free iPad app which has had a huge impact on pupil’s retention of number facts. It could be about a ‘lesson study’ approach which has made a huge difference to the attainment of middle ability pupils. There is no set criteria here – The world is your oyster!
All we ask is that when you register for your free tickets, you need to choose from the tick box options whether you will be sharing a 5 minute presentation, and if so, what the title of this will be (there is an option to add this information in if you click 'yes' to sharing a 5 minute presentation). If you are registering for more than one person, and there is more than one member of your group sharing a presentation, please specify each person's name and what their presentation titles are in the text box.
This really will be a great, enjoyable but informative evening, with lots of practical ideas to take away. It's an event not to be missed...
We look forward to seeing you all on the night!