What is this all about?

#PedagooPeebles is on. Building on the success of Pedagoo’s many events, #PedagooPeebles will provide a collaborative, dialogue-based professional learning experience to any and all teachers in the Scottish Borders area who wish to attend, supported by ongoing learning throughout the year on Attendance at this event will be free! This event is part of #PedagooLocal TakeOver 2015.

What’s a PedagooLocal event?

Pedagoo events are TeachMeets with a difference. They’re all about teachers coming together to share their practice, but we take a longer format approach to this sharing. Larger Pedagoo events are run by the PedagooCurator team, but any teacher can run a PedagooLocal event for their local area as long as they can agree to the vision outlined here. PedagooLocal events are supported by, but not organised by, Pedagoo.

When and where will it be?

#PedagooPeebles will take place from 9am to 12pm on Saturday 26th September 2015 at Kingsland Primary School, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8NN.

What will it look like?

Pedagoo events take a workshop rather than a presentation approach. To reflect this and encourage discusion we are asking teachers to “lead a learning conversation”. We first asked teachers to sign up to lead a conversation and then now we’re opening the event to everyone else and you can now choose which conversations you would like to join in with.

In true Pedagoo-style this will not be a series of lectures but a day of conversations in which everyone is encouraged to get involved. Active not passive.

Provisional Programme for the Day

9.00- 9.15 Registration with tea, coffee and biscuits (obviously)
9.15-9.30 Welcome and Introduction
9.30-10.10 Conversation One
10.15-10.55 Conversation Two
10.55-11.15 Tea, Coffee, Cake and Catch Ups
11.15-11.55 Conversation Three
12.00-12.15 Questions and Closing Comments
12.15 Finish

Our Learning Conversations

  1. Stewart Brown @sb_glow Technology at the heart of the Classroom – Looking at how different tools and resource can help to improve the learning in the classroom, increase collaboration and make pupil experiences more meaningful.
  2. George Gilchrist @gilchristgeorge Using enquiry to improve learning – Why we should stop looking for ‘silver bullets’ for professional and school development, and instead focus on relentless and sustainable improvement that leads to benefits for all. How we have used enquiry across two schools to develop our understandings and our practice to support all learners, and as part of an ongoing and embedded process.
  3. Dorothy Coe @Dotcoe Rhythm hoops – One practical way of helping learners begin to understand rhythm and rhythm notation in music.
  4. Jacqueline Wilson @Wilson722Wilson How do you set the right conditions for learning? – “What do we even mean by that? How do we support children who find it difficult to learn? What does progress look like?”
  5. Susan Ward @susanward30 Parents as Partners – Building quality relationships with parents is essential if you want to maximise learning. It’s not always easy though. Let’s talk about what works, what doesn’t and how to spot the difference.

Sounds amazing! How do I sign up?

#PedagooPeebles is open for business! Use the numbers above to choose your learning conversations in the form below.

Keep it all together!

Sharing something about this event? Keep it all together by using the hashtag #PedagooPeebles.


The contact person for #PedagooPeebles is Susan Ward.