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01 Fáilte - Welcome to the Irish TeachMeet wiki

Page history last edited by magsamond 3 weeks, 1 day ago

TeachMeet began in Edinburgh Scotland in 2006, after edubloggers Ewan McIntosh, John Johnston, and David Noble had arranged to meet and share tech-in-ed ideas. The idea spread quickly, becoming a popular unconference adjunct to large formal conferences in particular the Scottish Learning Festival and BETT. It is now a global phenomenon, one of a growing number of participatory professional learning models. TeachMeet came to Ireland in 2009 as an unconference prequel to the annual conference of CESI, the Computers in Education Society of Ireland. By January 2023, there have been 250 Irish TeachMeets recorded across the island, some standalone and some attached to formal conferences.


Welcome to the (new*) TeachMeet wiki for Ireland

* The previous wiki space, created by John Heffernan of www.cesi.ie in 2009, was closed by the host on July 31 2018. As much data as possible was archived and can be found in the Original Wiki Archive Data folder.


All participants in the TeachMeet community in Ireland are welcome to grab a space here and use it to share their TeachMeet information. Join the wiki, make a page and folder for your event, add yourself to the list of organisers in Ireland. After your TeachMeet, add summary details to the list of TeachMeet events in Ireland. 


Congratulations to Dr. Mags Amond

Mags Amond recently passed her viva for her Ph.D on the topic of Teachmeets. Her ground breaking work will add the body of academic knowledge and is warmly welcomed by all those who have hosted or attended a Teachmeet in Ireland and further afield. Congrats Dr. Mags.




Forthcoming TeachMeets in Ireland 

02 Irish TeachMeets calendar    





  • January 12th, Lunchtime TeachMeet, Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Details 
  • January 26th 18.45, English Meet, Bandon Grammar School, Cork Details
  • January 24th 7pm, online TeachMeet for student teachers in Ireland, hosted by STER Sign up here 
  • January 26th 7pm, online ResearchMeet for student teachers in Ireland, hosted by STER Sign up here
  • January 30th, an evening online TeachMeet for Post Primary Gaeilge Teachers, jintly hosted by Education Centres in Navan, Tralee, and Clare Details 


  • May 3rd, 7pm-9pm EnglishMeet for teachers of second level English, hosted at St Columba's College, Dublin Details  



So what is a TeachMeet?

For a lightning guide, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeachMeet

For a direct 'does exactly what it says on the tin' explanation of TeachMeet, watch Dughall McCormick's piece to camera below,

 or John Johnston's crowdsourced (made in 2012 but still very current) video about The Impact of TeachMeet









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