There have been many Pedagoo events in Scotland. Each has been highly successful, and enjoyable. Both those presenting and those joining workshops left with heads full of new ideas, feeling inspired to make changes. In my opinion the reason these events work so well, is that all the presenters are fellow practitioners. Not only does this mean their ideas and experiences are highly relevant, but you also know that if it works in their classroom, you can make it work in your own.
The one downside to the events I have attended, has been the lack of primary colleagues presenting. The strange thing is, on my Masters course, I reckon about 75% of the cohort were primary teachers. There is clearly no lack of inspiration or ambition in the sector, so I’m not sure why Pedagoo hasn’t inspired more primary teachers to attend or present at events. Any ideas?
Whilst I have learnt how much links teaching and learning across all stages, it would be nice to look down the list of workshops and see more than a couple of primary colleagues presenting. I also believe that bringing more primary colleagues into the Pedagoo community would benefit them and the schools they teach in. In fact, I believe that if primary teachers became involved in sufficient numbers it could revolutionise the whole sector.
So, in an attempt to rectify this imbalance, a group of us (all primary teachers) are organising a one-off dedicated primary event – #PedagooPrimary. It is a one-off as we don’t want to become a seperate group, we want to introduce more people to the wonders of Pedagoo, and as I said before, we have learnt the value of sharing and learning from each other across all sectors. Pedagoo Primary will take place on the 9th of May at East Edinburgh Library.
Please help spread the word, please consider whether you could lead a learning conversation and please come along on the day – lets start that revolution.
Go to www.pedagoo.org/primary for more details and to sign up.