(Picture courtesy of @ICTEvangelist)
On Saturday 8th March, I made my way to the Institute of Education feeling genuinely excited about the day ahead. PedagooLondon 14 had finally arrived! The year before, I was so nervous that it was hard to enjoy the proceedings. This year, it was just a real pleasure from start to finish (apart from 30 minutes of panic as my phone temporarily died for no apparent reason at the start of the day).
My lasting memories will simply be the smiles on colleagues' faces throughout the day, the beautiful opening keynote from Rachael Stevens (@murphiegirl) (I am so grateful that she accepted the role!), the inspiring message from Keven Bartle (@kevbartle) at the end of the day, including his moving mention of the lovely Jonathan Curley who sadly passed away this year. I am, as ever, awed by the generosity of the colleagues who agreed to present a session and share their resources and insights, amazed at the enthusiasm displayed by everyone who attended the day (and evening) on a Saturday. I also want to thank Chris Husbands for hosting the events and to my headteacher for supporting the event by paying for the refreshments.
Far from feeling desperate about 'the state of education', we should capitalise on the empowering feeling that we are the agents who can bring about change, in our own development, in our departments and across our schools; as Rachael put it, yes, there are obstacles but "It's a wall; get over it!" or as Kev put it, let's make sure we are AGILE teachers.
So thank you, thank you, thank you everyone. I was worried that it would be hard to recapture the very special atmosphere of the first event but as it turns out, I shouldn't have!
The Pedagoo website explains: "Pedagoo is a growing community of teachers collaboratively supporting, encouraging and sharing innovative and effective approaches to education. We aim to improve educational outcomes for our young people through positively and professionally sharing our practice." I do believe that we were faithful to the Pedagoo spirit.
This post is just a way of gathering resources from / blogs about the sessions/the event and will therefore be updated as we go. If you come across anything I have missed, please let me know!
I will post a link to a photostream when I get a minute.
The afternoon at the IoE:
- Here is a video of Rachael Stevens' opening keynote - (pending video)
- And here is Kev Bartle's plenary (which I need to edit as I stupidly turned the iPad)
- Few of the sessions were filmed but here they are:
(will link when ready)
Harry Fletcher-Wood part 1 part 2
Daniel Harvey part 1 part 2
Rachael Stevens part 1 part 2
Tom Sherrington part 1 part2
David Fawcett and Fran Bennett part 1 part 2 part 3
Most of the presenters have blogs and several have written a post about their session or on the topic that they addressed on the day. Others have kindly shared their resources online.
David Fawcett's blog
Michael Tidd's post
Tom Sherrington's post
Rachael Stevens' post
Harry Fletcher-Wood's post
to be continued...