An education event organised by teachers for teachers and the theme of Reclaiming Pedagogy. Sign me up,well even more forward, could I present for you? two Andys volunteered to present separately to the two organisers and we then joined forces as the #2Andys (Andy and Anne chapter).
Working outa presentation by email, twitter and phone with an overnight stay to check resources. We were ready.
Northern Rocks was based in Leeds at The Leeds Metropolitan University. The drive in from AndyYorkshire’s home saw wind turbines (year 8 unit currently) and then the Leeds Northern ring road displaying great transect evidence of settlement zones (last year 8 unit).
Our chosen topic- Solo taxonomy and the globalsolo network. Well we set our room up, then the second room because we had been moved to the 2nd floor. Slightly more chairs, that might be useful. Off the Blue Hall in the rain for panel discussion – not what I would use in a classroom but a range of views espoused. Then off ahead of the crowd. AndyYorkshire waited calmly while AndyglobalsoloEssexyounger… Bellowed solo taxonomy top floor out of the window. Soon we were filling up, started to record numbers in the room, then a few more squeezed in. We had to turn away people once we got to 48. we were told later that they were queuing on the stairs – wow. Anyway AndyYorkshiresmarterattireseniornicehap did the theory very well as always and then Andyessexyoungerglobalsolomadsocksfor@belmontteachforkniilsocks spoke about the globalsolo network (see globalsolo.wordpress.com). The workshop was a great start for us to a great day. This is a short but Important post to see how our day began, much, much more to feedback on.