We are now ready for final confirmation of attendance. The Friday night ‘Splendour in the Class’ event will cost $10 or $15 depending on your membership status with the Australian College of Educators. Follow the link below to pay.
We are limited to 160 people, including presenters, so it will be organised on a first to pay basis. PLEASE bring your receipt (sent to you via email upon payment) as confirmation of entry on the night. The entry fee covers food, ‘drinks’ and some audio-visual hire.
The Saturday Teachmeet Fair is free!
A few weeks ago, Sydney teachers claimed a world record for attendance at a TeachMeet: a collegially derived sharing get together of teachers.
The commitment and enthusiasm was clearly evident and commented on in a blog post from Maralyn Parker, writing for the Daily Telegraph.
We have some great people doing a host of creative and collaborative things, and we’d love the chance to share and celebrate. So, you’d love to be part of it, wouldn’t you?
Hunter Central Coast Splendour in the Class will be held on Friday July 27th between 5.30 and 9pm. Our hashtag for this event is #tmhcc. This event will promoted through social networks. Be prepared to share, laugh and learn.
Then, on the next day: Saturday 28th July, join in at the Hunter Central Coast TeachFair: a event where you can sample a range of great teaching ideas, join in hands on workshops, chat with others, follow up with more from some TeachMeet Presenters, present your ‘cool idea worth sharing‘ in a barcamp format and simply enjoy being with other passionate educators in the informal surroundings of the Newcastle School – Union St.
Along with some informal poster style and booth presentations you’ll be able to select structured workshops to attend or, in a parallel program, take part in our Education barcamp; where a large whiteboard, with spaces for 4 rooms, and half hour timeslots, is used as a simple organiser where anyone with an idea to share can grab a space for a half hour session.
We’ll be putting the call out soon for proposals for the workshop sessions. If interested, we’ll have a number of rooms available and will provide 1 hour timeslots. If we can scrounge enough gear, we’ll have a dataprojector and screen in each room and there will be wireless internet access.
If you’d like to submit a proposal to run a workshop, keep your eye on Twitter and Yammer for information when the submission site is open. We’ll need to know a basic outline, who the intended audience would be, what they can expect to walk away with in terms of skills, knowledge, attitudes etc, and any special needs which may impact on our planning. So, get those brain cells ticking!
The TeachFair will run from 10.00am until 3pm.
Looking forward to working with you.
Splendour in the Class