As a teacher you are in front of a group or groups of people everyday, presenting information and delivering instruction in a way that facilitates learning. It also needs to be entertaining. Some days it can be nerve racking and intimidating when your a little underdone on your prep. But nothing gets me more nervous than presenting to my work colleagues.
An ex colleague recently started TeachMeet here in Christchurch, a wonderfully structured teacher driven professional development opportunity. An hour long with 7 or 2 minute presentations on anything to do with teaching and learning where the presenters volunteer if they feel they have something of worth to share.
For the second instalment I decided to present on a Chrome app and extension called Screencastify that I use for recording demonstrations and screen tutorials. What an empowering experience it was to be apart TeachMeet 0.2 and I would highly recommend it to all teachers to go and sometime present. Here is a wrap up of TeachMeet 0.2.
Some of the best PD discussions are had in the staffroom over a coffee. My posts are intended to be like one of those conversations. Feel free to join the conversation, we just might help each other out. My opinions are my own.