I want to thank all the speakers, workshop leaders and delegates for making the Teaching, Learning & Assessment Conference, Berkhamsted (#TLAB15) a memorable one.
You can find a collection of the tweets from the day here.
Blogs posts on the day:
Sally Thorne: http://sallythorne.com/category/cpd-notes/tlab15/
Amy Harvey: http://staffrm.io/%40ms_jamdangory/zlJIr4jQ1T
Kamil Trzebiatowski: http://valuediversity-teacher.co.uk/tlab15-conference-report/
Helena Marsh: http://staffrm.io/@helenamarsh/Dz2x444JzY
Dave Stacey: http://blog.mrstacey.org.uk/?p=1001
David Fawcett: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hk5ahn7qw7uw7xp/TLAB15.pptx?dl=0
Candida Gould & Crista Hazell presentation
An excellent team is taking over next year. Alastair Harrison and Laura Knight will be leading things from the Berkhamsted School end. They will be joined by the Astra Teaching Alliance & Chesham Grammar School in planning future events. I was asked yesterday whether it is hard to ‘let go’. My answer then (and it is the same answer now) is that the conference was never meant to be linked to one person, school or sector and the teachers attending and leading workshops are proof of this. I know my colleagues at Berkhamsted and beyond will take the day to new heights as the workshop leaders and speakers already do. They are the leaders we have been waiting for.
One of the most interesting conversations yesterday was around the need for such events in other areas of the country and beyond. It is just an idea at the moment but will now be floating around in ‘diffuse mode’ so feedback/comments are welcome!
One tweet stood out for me yesterday:
— Emma Kell (@thosethatcan) March 21, 2015
Great education and professional development is not the preserve of a particular education sector yet certain social forces and loud voices seem to suggest otherwise. I hope that when the conversation occurs again (as it will), there will be one concrete and successful example people can point to where all involved are seen as educators who care about the ‘work‘.