TeachMeet KY 2011

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

On October 22, 2011 over 300 educators gathered at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY for the 2nd annual TeachMeet KY.  TeachMeets have their origin in Scotland (2005) with a small group of educators who wanted to get together and discuss recent innovations in educational technology.  This “unconference” model of professional development spread across the UK like wildfire and found its way to the United States when Jason Bedell hosted TeachMeet Nashville in the spring of 2010.  I was lucky enough to attend this first US TeachMeet and on the car ride home from Nashville TeachMeet KY was born.

This year TeachMeet KY offered over 45 breakout sessions covering many aspects of educational technology. Philip Cummings, our keynote speaker inspired the crowd with his presentation “Becoming What They Need”.  We also had a great time getting participants to take part in the web tool smackdown, a 2 min sharefest of web tools and apps. You can find links to all the presentations and session materials here.  If you’d like to know more about TeachMeets or how to start one in your school, district, or area be sure to check out these people and resources:

@2footgiraffe

@Philip_Cummings

@blairteach

@jasontbedell

Cybrary Man’s TeachMeet Resource Page

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