Teach Meet Melbourne

On Saturday Quantum Victoria hosted another round of Teach Meet Melbourne. The Teach Meet movement is an informal gathering of educators who come together to share ideas and benefit from the experience of others.

Teach Meet is notable for the fact that this is not a paid event and that these educators are meeting outside of regular school hours. It is testament to the dedication of these educators that they are willing to come together on a Saturday to share their work and devote their own time to professional learning.  Those who couldn’t make it to the meet were also able to view the live stream which was provided from the event.

Details of the day are shared through the Teach Meet Melbourne wiki where you can find presentations and links to further resources.  The conversation is continued on Twitter via the #tmmelb hashtag. For those in other capital cities there are Teach Meet hashtags for #tmsydney, #tmadelaide and #tmbrisbane, along with the general #teachmeet hashtag. More information is available at the TeachMeet[Aus} site.

Congratulations to all of the participants and presenters.  You can view highlights of the presentations below (via Tony Richards @itmadesimple).

TEDx Melbourne: Education Leadership

Exciting news this morning, with registrations now open for the TEDx Melbourne event which will run on the evening of Thursday the 19th of  July. The free event will be hosted at the State Library of Victoria and will explore the theme of Education Leadership.

The event certainly has a wonderful line-up of speakers with Will Richardson, Professor Stephen Dinham and Jenny Luca due to present. You can read about Jenny’s excitement about being asked to present in her recent post. Congratulations Jenny, this is a great reward for all of your work and we can’t wait to see your talk.

Places are limited so make sure you register as soon as possible and keep an eye on the #tedxmelb hashtag and TEDx Melbourne website for any updates about the event.

To get you in the mood, why not watch one of the most popular TED talks on education, the wonderful Sir Ken Robinson’s Bring on the learning revolution!