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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 April 2021, there have been over 200 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.


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    





  • March 9th & 10th Two TeachMeets online hosted by Cork French Teachers Assocciation @CorkFTA 
  • March 16th 18.30pm - Freobel Dept, School of Education, Maynooth University, the annual TeachMeet Froebel organised for B.Ed students, open to everyone in all levels of education. Details here. KLAXON ---- 200th TeachMeet on record in Ireland to date!!
  • March 27th - 10.30am - a mini TeachMeet during the annual conference of the Irish Science Teachers Association of Ireland. Details here
  • March 30th - TeachMeet at CELT, NUIG Notice here 



  • GASTA GOES GLOBAL - second annual Gasta - [although it is global, it is hosted from Ireland, so claiming it!] Tuesday, April 13th, 18.30. Details here



  • March 4th, 4pm-5pm - STER.ie TeachMeet for teachers and student teachers, via zoom, details here
  • March 6th, 4pm-5pm - STER.ie ResearchMeet for teachers and student teachers, via zoom, details here







  • Annual Féilte TeachMeet is planned to take place online October 2nd. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 1 April 2021. Click here to apply.







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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