I am delighted to say that after a meeting with Charles Crook, the Director of the Learning Science Research Institute (LSRI) from October 2011, there is the open invitation to use their facilities for community events.
The LSRI at the university of Nottingham has meeting rooms laden with monitoring equipment to capture, stream and archive events.
The National College for School Leadership has supported TeachMeet events for a number of years and I am pleased that the university might make such a generous offer to continue to help the community. The main space at the LSRI can hold between 20-30 people however there is the potential for other university spaces to be made available too.
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I am seeking some reaction from you all about a few different elements, so please take a look and let me know what you think.
- The space offered by the LSRI could be used by the TeachMeet community, in fact that is what instigated the meeting, on a semi permanent basis to host events.
- It would be good to develop regular events in the space provided, once a month say.
- The frequency of events would mean we could be more open to specific topics being covered or explored in more depth.
- Whole schools could use the event space to conduct there own TeachMeet style event.
- A range of colleagues from the university and LSRI could contribute relevant research to specific groups.
- Local links made with the university.
- Small TeachMeets up to 30 people.
- Captured, broadcast and archived using the professional facilities available.
- No cost to use the space.
- On the back of the current Purpos/ed campaign about assessment I am keen to hold a small event in the space offered by LSRI.
- The informal meeting would extend the debate and discussion that has continued around the agenda of assessment in schools.
- We would explore the challenges we face, practical solutions and what we perceive to be future directions.
- Again it would be up to about 30 people.
- Early September.