Pedagoo sits alongside TeachMeet as a practice-sharing, not-for-profit movement run by teachers for teachers. Hop over to teachmeet.scot to learn more about TeachMeet and how you can get involved.
At Pedagoo, we see our community as sharing similar principles and goals as the TeachMeet movement. In fact, many of us have met through attending, presenting at, or even organising, TeachMeets. We’re therefore primarily trying to add a bit of variety and organise TeachMeets with a difference.
Pedagoo events are fun, focus on community building as a key outcome and take a constructivist approach to professional learning – in other words, rich dialogue between “presenters” and “participants” is a key priority in the planning of our events. Whereas the majority of TeachMeets tend to primarily have a combination of 7 or 2 minute presentations, Pedagoo events take a longer ‘Learning Conversation’ approach, normally in the region of 40 minutes in length. As well as the rich learning which take place on the day, Pedagoo events also aim to keep the conversation going by growing, and encouraging sharing through, our online community via Pedagoo.org and #PedagooFriday.
We’d just like to ask that your event…
- is not for profit.
- takes a longer format approach to sharing (i.e. primarily 30/40 minute Learning Conversations/Workshops as opposed to all 7/2 minute presentations – we’ve got nothing against TeachMeets, we’re just trying to add a bit of diversity to the mix).
- is open to teachers from anywhere, even if primarily aimed at one particular area/local authority.
What’s this all about?
Wee Pedagoo is the pocket-sized version of Pedagoo. Small but perfectly formed, a Wee Pedagoo event is about carving out a wee space for a very big conversation. Set the topic, grab some teachers and spend an hour talking about what really matters. One creative conversation that packs a real punch- where will your Wee Pedagoo take you?
Who is it for?
Teachers who want to build their professional learning networks and talk about the big picture. Perfect for squeezing into busy schedules, a Wee Pedagoo event is the fuss-free option for teacher collaboration that fits around you. No bells, no whistles, just sharing.
How does it work?
A Wee Pedagoo event is an hour of creative, inspiring and engaging chat about what matters in teaching and learning. As organiser, you set the topic question (we have some ideas to get you started or you can make up your own), invite some teachers and watch the magic happen! Browse our ideas page below:
There are no presenters, no timers and no name badges- it’s all about one conversation. You can hold a Wee Pedagoo in your staffroom, in the pub after work, in your favourite coffee shop or down the local park- anywhere that teachers from within and beyond your school can get together and talk! We will help you promote your event online and connect you with other #weegoo organisers just like you. You can also use our cool downloadable logo to share your event and keep the conversation going!
Sounds amazing, how do I get started?
Brilliant! Complete the quick form below to tell us where and when you are holding your Wee Pedagoo and what your topic question will be!
Pedagoo is a growing community of teachers collaboratively supporting, encouraging and sharing innovative and effective approaches to teaching and learning. We aim to improve outcomes for our young people through positively and professionally sharing our practice.
If you’re on twitter, check out our hashtag #PedagooFriday. Every week teachers share the highlight of their week from their classrooms with this hashtag. It’s a fantastically positive way to end the week and a great way of sharing ideas.
We also run Pedagoo events and so can you! Pedagoo events focus on providing a fun opportunity to learn from each other and further develop the community. Check out pedagoo.org/events for more information on how to attend an event or run one of your own.
Pedagoo is completely not for profit and is run by a small team of educators in our spare time. You can get in touch with the team by using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pedagoo logo is based on a shape originally created by [SPLASH-!T].