WKCIC TeachMeet

03 March 2017

Last term, City and Islington College hosted a successful WKCIC Group TeachMeet at the Park Theatre, Finsbury.

 The event was an opportunity for teaching staff from across the WKCIC Group to share innovative ideas, resources or techniques they had used in teaching in an informal setting - led by teachers for teachers.

 Proceedings began with Rebecca Morris who introduced the use of the quiz app "Socrative" as a means to assess student progress in a fun and engaging way. Heba Aboud presented a "spicy" approach to stretch and challenge which encouraged independent learning. Tim Chaundy talked the audience through using mindfulness with students as an approach to support students with busy lives and coping with pressure. Steve Tolmie shared his approach of using random cards to kick start writing.

The students from the Digital Ambassador Project were the highlight of the day, brilliantly presenting what they had achieved so far and outputs of the project - including reviews of apps for education on the Teach Learn Digital blog - and selling their services to promote the use of technology in teaching and learning. Bernard Bulaitis told the audience about his journey as a teacher from using Moodle as a static file repository to developing active learning with students through blogging and screen casting.

Following the great success of the event the Group aims to organise a similar event each term. For further details or to get involved in the future, please contact Daniel Cramp.

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