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01 Fáilte - Welcome to the Irish TeachMeet wiki

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TeachMeet began in Edinburgh in 2006, when edubloggers Ewan McIntosh, John Johnston, and David Noble 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 2020, there have been over 175 Irish TeachMeets 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.

For now, 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.


Forthcoming TeachMeets in Ireland 

02 Irish TeachMeets calendar    





  • St Mary's College, Belfast. Student TeachMeet Wednesday January 15th 2pm Details 
  • NEARImeet at Cork Institute of Technology: The Winter NEARIMeet will take place in CIT, Cork on Saturday Jan 18 at 10.30am. Contact info@eari.ie to book a seat and check bit.ly/2DnUnG5 to get a taste of NEARI!  



  • Trinity Access Programme annual TeachMeet, venue is the Tangent Centre at 2pm, Feb 7th 2020
  • Tuesday Feb 25th, Teachmeet for PDST Digital Community of Practice in Galway Education Centre
  • #tmCESI is the annual TeachMeet of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland, which will take place on the eve of the Annual Conference #cesicon, in Athlone on Friday night, February 28th at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Details at www.cesi.ie



  • BBC Northern Ireland TeachMeet, Focusing on how you can harness tech in and outside of the classroom, Thu, 5 March 2020, 18:30 – 20.00 at BBC Blackstaff House, 52-58 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7WF details at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teachmeet-bbc-northern-ireland-tickets-90936193603
  • ISTA TeachMeet in Whispering House, St Columba's College, Dublin, Tuesday March 10th 7pmsign up here
  • Froebel Dept. School of Education Maynooth holds its 6th annual TeachMeet on Thursday March 12th 6pm-8pm. Details




  • EnglishMeet at St Columba's College Dublin, to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday on Thursday April 23rd 2020 at 7pm. We're looking for speakers!* More, and contact: bit.ly/2sNezip



  • Save the Date - On Saturday May 23rd 2020 there will be a GASTA session at #edconTCD for postgraduate student researchers to share their work




  • Save the Date - annual TeachMeet(s) hosted by the Teaching Council will take place at Féilte on early October 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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