Subheading could be five years of teachmeets and the world is a better place but it has not changed.
Five years ago some folks working in Scottish Education discovered a model for something called an "unconference " - a more spontaneous and crowd sourced way of organising and hosting a gathering of like minds. With a little light branding (see logo above) and a set of "rules" what started as an an annual event has almost become a movement.
But there are a few bits that need ironed out -
- Organisers need to keep looking at ways that the unconference model has progressed - the model and rules need to continually evolve.
- A model has not really been worked out around the custodianship of the teachmeet model .
- There is not a place or guidelines on how you might archive or share the goodies that are uncovered at your teachmeet
- Some purists stiill struggle in balancing the spontaneity of the model with any form of sponsorship or a sponsored slot
With these caveats anyone organising a gathering of educators in any sector - should try and incorporate a teachmeet section in the proceedings - would be a perfect session to include in any staff development day too.