Importantly, Teachmeet is organized by teachers for Teachers and is about what goes on in the classroom.
Although I have always been an active member of the Teachmet Community this year I’ve had a bit more of a roll in organizing the event and this is quick blog post just to go over some of the last minute arrangements. Please share and reproduce this blog post with your personal learning network.
Teachmeet SLF09 up-Date1. Teachmeet is Full
Teachmeet is now full – we can no longer accept any more people to the Teahmeet Event.
Teachmeet will be taking place at the BBC just over the road from the SECC. We are very grateful to the BBC for sponsoring the venue and also the AV equipment. This has been a huge help and if you have not been to the BBC Scotland buildings before, when you arrive I’m sure that you will agree that this is an impressive venue.
Security at the BBC is tight – they have the list of names from the Wiki as of 9am on Monday 21st September. If you have added your name after this time then you are to late to attend – if your name is not on the list then you will not be able to get access to Teachmeet. Sorry about that. Please do not waste everyone’s time coming to the BBC and trying to get into the venue.
It’s a un-conference so everything is subject to change. But a rough timetable might look something like this:
- Arrive at BBC and networking18.00h
- Introduction 18.20h – 18.30h
- Presentations (part 1) 18.30h – 19.30h
- Break / round tables / learning conversations etc… 19.30h – 20.00h
- Presentations (part 2) 20.00h – 21.00h
- Depart BBC for TeachEat
We have a fine line up of potential presenters at this years Teachmeet SLF – remember you might not get asked to present. Presenters are picked at random from a giant fruit machine!
If you are picked to present then it is up to you how you present to the audience and its also up to audience if they decide to listen or not! You can use PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, just speak, sing a song or show something that you have made / done.
Remember there will be in Internet Connection – but if things are not working on the night be prepared to wing it.
If you are using presentation software eg PowerPoint or Keynote if you email me your presentation before Wednesday morning we can make sure it is pre-loaded on the laptop to save set up time. email presenation to olliebray (at) gmail (dot) com
6. Active Participation
If you are attending teachmeet you have to be prepared to contribute. This doesn’t mean present BUT you must be prepared to network and engage in conversations.
You may also be picked to complete a challenge in a group of five – you will find out more about this on the night.
Finally, be prepared to make a pledge – more information on the Wiki.
We are having some problems with WiFi that the BBC are working hard to get sorted out before the evening. But this might mean that we only have a limited number of network passes. 3G Coverage is good in the BBC so if you have a dongle, iPhone etc… bring it along as this might really help out.
Filming is not allowed inside the BBC. However the evening will be captured by an official BBC camera person and there will be a flashmeeting of the event. We will also capture the audio of each presenation.
There will be drinks and nibbles at the BBC that have been sponsored by a wide variety of sponsors – thank you very much! There will also be a TeachEat after the event at The Koh-I-Noor.
Taxi’s will leave the BBC at 09.10 to take us to the Teacheat Venue.
If you have put your name down for TeachEat BUT you will be no longer attending then please take your name off the TeachEat list on the wiki.
Hospitality at the BBC has been covered by the Teachmeet Sponsors but you may need to make a donation towards TeachEat.
10. Conference Tag’s etc
The Teachmeet tag for the Scottish learning Festival is #TMSLF09 – please make sure that you tag all photographs, blog posts and tweets.
As well as this helping us capture the event we want to use these crowd sourced comments to produce an on-line newspaper of Teachmeet shortly after the event.
There will be a Twitter Back Channel during the event.
What have I missed?
Please re-tweet and re-blog this post to get the message out!
See you Wednesday!