[The Real] David Cameron (@realdcameron) launched Preston Lodge Learning Festival in his inimitable style. In a whirlwind session he ranges from Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor through the social geography of East Lothian and meetings with Professor Tim Brighouse, through to the importance of care, compassion and good teaching, and of one teacher’s practice not being any threat to anyone else’s. Enjoy.
Two years ago we held the first ever Pedagoo event on the Saturday following the Scottish Learning Festival, we didn’t manage to repeat this feat last year unfortunately so this year we’ve combined it with my school’s first ever Learning Festival – hence Pedagoo@PL. We think you’re going to like it. It’ll be just like any other Pedagoo event, but just at my fab school!
As always with Pedagoo events, this event will be free (apart from the optional catering provided by our school’s charity group – the Persian Ladies – and the Hospitality Academy) and open to all. Preston Lodge High School is just stone’s throw from Edinburgh on the A1, by train or on the number 26 bus.
So, how can you get involved? Just now we’re looking for folk to sign up to lead workshops on the day. Anyone can do this. You just need to have something which you’ve tried (or are trying) in your classroom which you think others might be interested in hearing about. Everyone has something worth sharing, and leading a workshop is always more enjoyable and rewarding than you think it’s going to be!
If you’re wanting to find out more, or submit a workshop, or even to submit your email address to be notified of when we open the event to general registration, just head on over to our Festival webpage: edubuzz.org/lovelearning
See you in September 🙂