TeachMeet is a new collaborative forum for teachers and educators to share ideas together, connect with a vibrant and passionate community of educators and help to reimagine the role of teachers and technology in schools.
The keynote presenter for the first TeachMeet event will be Professor Liz Burd, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Newcastle. Liz is an international expert in computer science and education.
The theme for the conference will be “Reimagining teachers and technology”, taken from the work of Seymour Papert who wrote in 1993:
“Thinking about the future of education demands a labour of the imagination. The prevalent literal-minded, "what you see is what you get" approach measuring the effectiveness of computers in learning by the achievements in present-day classrooms makes it certain that tomorrow will always be the prisoner of yesterday.”
The first TeachMeet for 2017 will be hosted by St Pius X High School, Adamstown in their Factory Wing on Thursday, 16 February 2017 from 5-7pm.
The TeachMeet is open to all Catholic, government and independent teachers to share and disseminate their experiences.
For more information and to register, click here.