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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    





  • Annual Féilte TeachMeet takes place online on Saturday, October 2nd 2021
  • October 4th, 5th, 6th - BBC Northern Ireland host three evenings of TeachMeet 
  • October 8th, 4pm - Network for Educational Action Research in Ireland Meeting hold an open NEARIMeet on the fringe of the CARNival Action Research Conference. Register here.
  • October 9th, 10am - Kilkenny Carlow ETB Virtual TeachMeet. Details


  • November 8th-12th, a Gasta "Marathon", series of five Gasta meets as part of the Vital Teaching & Learing coference week in Ireland (online). Details
  • November 9th, online, 10.30am Dublin Time - Clare Education Centre hosts a Science Week STEAM TeachMeet for Primary School teachers across Europe. Details
  • Nov 9th TeachMeet in Belmayne ETNS Details 
  • November 10th, online. 4.30pm. Collaboration between GeoHub Northern Ireland and GeoHub London. 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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