Teachmeet: Take part!
Ready Steady Teach!: Your top tips for low-resource classroom activities
In 2016, NATECLA, in collaboration with City & Guilds, is delighted to announce its third National Conference Teachmeet:
- When: Friday 8 July 2016, 16:30 to 17:30
- Where: NATECLA's 2016 National Conference, Humanities Building, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ.
Low-resource classroom activities
If so, and you would like to share your most tried and tested activities with fellow ESOL and ELT practitioners, take part in this Year's Teachmeet: the perfect CPD opportunity for those who don't feel ready to deliver a workshop.
- Do you regularly find yourself dashing into an unknown classroom at the last minute to cover a lesson which you haven't had the chance to prepare for?
- Are you based in a community setting with little access to technology or other classroom resources?
- Are you trying to become 'paper light' but cutting down on the amount of worksheets you take into class?
What is a Teachmeet?
A Teachmeet is a series of snappy, 3 minute presentations, held in a relatively informal setting, where you can share your most effective teaching ideas with like-minded practitioners and get some great ideas from other delegates.
>> Take a look at last year's Teachmeet on 'Your top tips for Engaging and Motivating Learners' - sponsored by Cambridge English.
Here's a few ideas to get you started:
- You should only include lesson activities that involve very little preparation and resources
- Perhaps you have a lesson that works best with a particular level of learner or with learners at any level - we don't mind
- Your activity should be suitable for use in settings where access to computers might not be available (but don't forget, most learners have a mobile phone with internet access)
The rest is up to you!
How do I get involved?
Taking part in the City & Guilds Teachmeet is easy. Simply:
- Think of your best low-resource lesson activity
- Email Laura Plotnek-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating a title and brief overview of your presentation and the name of your organisation OR add these details to your National Conference booking form
- If you want to, put together a Powerpoint presentation (more images, less text) which illustrates your talk. Bring it to the venue on a USB (memory) stick. This is not compulsory though.
- Promote your involvement in the teachmeet via social media using #NATECLA
>> Don't forget to view a video from last year's Teachmeet on YouTube!