TeachMeet Digital Literacy #TMDL14


TeachMeet Digital Literacy 2014

The DigiLit Leicester team are working with VESA to host a TeachMeet at one of our newest Building Schools for the Future schools – Crown Hills Community College, in March.

The TeachMeet focuses on digital literacy, linking to the work the team have been developing with schools across the city.  The TeachMeet takes place 6-8pm Tuesday 18th March 2014 – and we will be live streaming for those of you who want to join us from the comfort of your own homes (or those of you who work too late).  

You can sign up for your free ticket here.

There’s also information on the TeachMeet Wiki – where presenters can post more information about their micro or nano talks.

What is a TeachMeet?

 A TeachMeet is an informal meet up of people working in and passionate about education – they support grassroots professional development. Events are framed by short talks and demos from people working within education – sharing practice that works. You can check out the Wikipedia definition here.

Practitioner talk and demo slots at TMDL14 will be typical of TeachMeet talk lengths – 7 minute micro presentations or 2 minute mini presentations. These are short to encourage a wide range and diversity of contribution, to make sure as many people attending as possible get the opportunity to share, and to make joining in more accessible and less scary for people who have never spoken at an event before.

What’s different about TMDL14?

TMDL14 is organised in collaboration with the DigiLit Leicester Project and we would like to encourage presentations about effective practice that relate to the Digital Literacy Framework strands. These are:

  • Finding, Evaluating and Organising
  • Creating and Sharing
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Communication, Collaboration and Participation
  • E-Safety and Online Identity
  • Technology supported Professional Development

Who is TMDL14 for?  

TMDL14 is for everyone interested in the effective and engaging use of technology to support learning and teaching – whether you are an absolute beginner or an tech ninja!

 What kind of thing do people talk about/demo at a TeachMeet?

All sorts of things! You might speak about a really useful app, web tool or site; a technique that supports listening or speaking; an interesting and successful project; how you capture or share achievement; a simple, little change that has made all the difference to your learners; something you’ve created or a resource someone else has shared. We want to encourage presenters to look at the Digital Literacy Framework and would love speakers to talk about the practice that works for them in one of the areas.

See you there!

About Josie Fraser

UK-based Social and Educational Technologist, currently working for Leicester City Council (Local Government) as ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital). I support schools across the city in making effective and innovative use of technology to support learning, teaching and whole school development.
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